I guess that I have your attention now? Those are magical words! I was recently asked if I'd like to try Old El Paso's new frozen entrees for 2 and obviously I said yes, because who turns down free food? However, since it is totally mean to get you all hungry and then just leave you hanging, there's a giveaway at the end of this post that will hook one of you up, too!
I occasionally have trouble tracking down new products, since I'm currently living in the middle of nowhere, so I was pleasantly surprised to find pretty much every variety available when I hit the store to pick one up!
I am a friend of pretty much all Mexican food in general, but for me the chicken enchiladas were the obvious choice here! I'm a sucker for saucy enchilada goodness. (If there was one suggestion I'd offer to the company, it would be to add a vegetarian friendly option like a black bean and cheese enchilada! Yum!)
Sorry for the non-awesome photo quality. If you read my recent camera rant, I'm sure you understand!
So, here's the amusing thing- I did not realize until just now as I reread the photo below that I totally misread the directions on the left when I first looked at the package! I assumed they were just microwave directions, so I just skipped to the oven ones and used those. (After a quick, hungry wail of "I have to wait 45 minutes for foooood?" Told you I don't use the oven much.) If only I had actually read those micro-bake directions, I could have saved myself a ton of waiting! D'oh!
Just out of the oven! I think it's a rule that the best tasting foods look the worst on film, you know? (And yeah, I got a bit distracted and left it in a few minutes too long. But that really is mostly sauce around the edges that looks so dark, not totally burned tortillas. Still tasted good!)
As you can kind of tell from the photo above, there are 6 enchiladas in there. Good luck getting them out in anything resembling one piece though; everything just kind of mushes together during cooking. It should also be mentioned that while the package says that this is a dinner for two, it was three full meals plus one midnight snack for me. Then again, I have a smaller appetite than average. I would totally suggest picking up some rice and beans to go with the meal - although it was totally filling on its own, I missed having them as a side!
Ready to try a meal of your own? Old El Paso and My Blog Spark is going to hook one of my readers up with a prize pack that contains:
• One coupon good for one Old El Paso Frozen Entrée of your choice.
• Mexican Tile Chip & Dip Bowl and Serving Platter
• $10 Visa Gift Card
Awesome, right? Just enter using the Rafflecopter below! If you have any questions or problems entering, just leave a comment or shoot me an email and I'll do my best to help!
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Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.