Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With A Do It Yourself Taco Bar Night #Giveaway

It’s time for a #PublixFiesta to celebrate Cinco De Mayo and all things delicious in the name of food! Making fun food that the kids love is one of my greatest pleasures. Who says children shouldn’t play with their food? How else will they learn about textures and using their imagination to make a masterpiece of their own. We are celebrating Cinco De Mayo with a DIY Taco Bar with lots of options to fill their Old El Paso Soft Tortilla Boats with and we are freshening up our fiesta with Publix coupons to save more and get more.

From April 30th through May 5th, head on over to your local Publix for exclusive in-store savings on everything you will need for when your friends and family converge at your doorsteps looking for tacos. In addition to these savings, make sure to download the $1 off 3 Old El Paso products coupon, as well as lots of other high value coupons before you head out the door.

Cinco De Mayo DIY Taco Bar

Okay so let’s talk about my adventures in creating a fun dinner for the girls with our DIY Old El Paso Soft tortilla boats and Avocados from Mexico. Let me first point out that Preemie opted to eat just the avocado for dinner, and I totally let her. Why? Because children should be able to choose what they want to eat from time to time to entice them to explore their palate. Em on the other hand was so excited seeing me shredding cheese and prepping everything in separate bowls for our taco bar.

Avocados From Mexico

Chicken Fajitas Mexican Recipes

Beef Taco Recipe Chicken Fajita Recipe Chipotle

I mixed things up by making traditional beef using Old El Paso Original Taco Season Mix and a chicken fajita mix using the NEW Old El Paso Chipotle Fajita Sauce. This gave everyone more options to choose from. I cut up tomatoes, shredded cheese, diced Avocados from Mexico, chopped lettuce, and scooped out sour cream into individual bowls. Papa was the first to dig in to the taco bar and actually made a combo beef and chicken taco. I had one of each….with lots of everything on top….and extra avocado. Ooohhhh and Old El Paso Taco Sauce, lots of taco sauce.

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta

I remember the cashier at Publix looking at the belt as my items rode their way over to her and she excited said “Ohhh it must be taco night”. With exclusive savings on Old El Paso and other ingredients like Avocados from Mexico at Publix, who can resist a DIY Taco Night?

Avocados Mexican Recipe

As I mentioned previously, Preemie was quite happily enjoying her diced avocado, and even ate a few yellow pepper strips. Em had an absolute blast. Toddlers can be so much fun to watch. She actually made an all veggie and avocado taco, with a dabble of sour cream.

Taco Night Dinner

My girlfriend Tiffany stopped by when I sent her a picture of what we were eating for dinner. It was her first day at a new company so I was excited to feed her a good home cooked meal after a long day at work. She enjoyed the DIY Taco Bar and the unique flavors of the beef and chicken.

dinner with tiffany breakfast at tiffany's

Apparently I made a feast for way more than my family of four, which was totally fine by me because LEFTOVERS! I didn’t have to cook dinner tonight and simply made some jasmine rice. Then I loaded my plate with the rice, added some beef, chicken fajita, avocados and dinner was served. Two evenings worth of dinner was easily created making my savings even bigger.

Taco recipe leftovers

Old El Paso has a great assortment of products to help you create your own DIY Taco Bar for Cinco De Mayo. From Soft boat tortillas to Hard Shell taco kits, and even a mix for those that one a little of each, try the Hard/Soft Shell taco kit combo! Just don’t forget the Taco Sauce…it’s a must for any taco bar. Need a little more kick to your taco? Try the Old El Paso Chilies, chopped up and ready-to-go Green Chiles are the ultimate convenience for Mexican cooking. And who can forget the Refried Beans. You can add Refried Beans for that extra touch of flavor and texture. I recently used them in my Cinco De Mayo 5 Layer Bean Dip Recipe.

But the creme de la creme is definitely the Avocados from Mexico. My girls go crazy for them. Avocados from Mexico make a great addition to any plate, as a side dish or even whole! Whether you’re feeding a family of four or entertaining a large group of friends, avocados are always the perfect addition to any meal. Did you know that more than 1.3 billion pounds of avocados are consumed in the United States every year? Can I tell you a secret?? There was actually a time when I didn’t much like avocados. My mama used to eat them all the time and I always made face at her. Then one day I had some guacamole and I was hooked, now I have my own Avocado recipe.

Check out what you need to create your own DIY Taco Bar

DIY Chicken Fajita and Beef Soft Tortilla Taco Boats
Serves 8
Fun and easy for even the little ones, this DIY Soft Shell Taco Boat Buffet is sure to satisfy any palate.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 1 Old El Paso Soft Tortilla Taco Boats
  2. 1 Old El Paso Mild Taco Sauce
  3. 1 Old El Paso Chipotle Fajita Sauce
  4. 1 Old El Paso Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  5. 2 Avocados from Mexico
  6. 1lb Boneless chicken breast
  7. 1lb Ground Beef
  8. 1lb Block of Chedder Cheese
  9. 1 Green Leaf Lettuce
  10. 1 Red Pepper
  11. 1 Green Pepper
  12. 1 Yellow Pepper
  13. 1 Spanish Onion
  14. 2 Medium Tomatoes
  15. 1 Small Sour Cream
  1. Slice your chicken, peppers and onions into 1/4 to 1/2 inch strips. Add a tablespoon of oil to a wok and cook for 20 minutes. Add in the Chipotle sauce and cook as per instructions on packaging.
  2. Brown your beef in a separate pan, adding in the taco seasoning mix and cook as per instructions on packaging.
  3. Dice tomatoes, lettuce, and avocados, place in individual bowls. Place sour cream in a separate bowl.
  4. Grate at least half a block of chedder cheese (or purchase already shredded) and place in a separate bowl.
  5. Once your meats are cooked, place them in bowls and set all the individual bowls on the table.
  1. Each person gets to create their own taco using only the ingredients they prefer for a meal they are sure to love! You can add any kind of topping your heart and palate desire to your taco bar.
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Step 1: Download the money saving Publix Old El Paso coupons, available while supplies last

Step 2: Check out the Old El Paso & Avocados from Mexico websites for more Avocado recipes and Mexican recipes

Step 3: Make sure to enter my $10 #PublixFiesta giveaway to help you save even more on your Cinco De Mayo Recipes

Visit Old El Paso and Avocados From Mexico to check out the stories, see all the products, and recipes. Then come back and let me know what you think of these new products, and what recipes you would like to try! Let me know in the comments below!

Celebrate with Cinco De Mayo with a Taco Bar and #PublixFiesta

PAYPAL Cash Giveaway

One lucky reader will be randomly selected to receive a $10 PayPal Cash to help celebrate a Taco Bar dinner night! The #PublixFiesta Giveaway will run from 4/28/15 – 5/13/15 at 11:59pm EST. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States. The prize may be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Only one entrant per email address, ip address or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog, you may be ineligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. All entries are optional; however, the more tasks you complete the greater your chances of winning. Confirmed Winner(s), via Random.org, will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. You must use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good Luck!

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Comments (14)

  • I’d like to try the Old El Paso recipe for their Creamy Chicken and Chile Enchiladas.

  • I love the new chipotle sauce will like to try Easy Grilled Nacho Pizzas recipe.

  • the chicken and avocado bowls look yummy!

  • I want to try the chicken and avocado bowl!!

  • I think these new products are fantastic! I can’t wait to try the Stand ‘N Stuff Soft Tacos! The recipes I’d like to try are the Baja Fish Soft Tacos from Old El Paso and the Fresh & Fast Guacamole Recipe from Avocados from Mexico.

  • I love all the new recipes, I would love to try the Avocado-Coconut Pie.

  • Would love to try Mexican Steak Stir Fry and Slow-Cooker Salsa Swiss Steak!

  • I would like to try the Sriracha Avocado Ten Minute Tacos.

  • Oh I would love to try Old El Pasos recipe for Taco Skillet Dinner with the New York Deli Guacamole Recipe from the Avocado website! Both sites have so many great recipes I have to try! The Stand and Stuffs look so neat! That would help the little one so much!

  • I think I would like to try the cheesy bacon bean quesadilla from Old El Paso.

  • I think these products are great and my family will love them. I want to try the Carnivale Guacamole Recipe, Bold Nacho Ten Minute Taco Recipe, and the Chicken Chile Quesadillas Recipe.

  • The So-Cal Cowboy Steak Sandwich sounds good. They have some great recipes there. Even recipes for beauty care!

  • I would like to try the Double Layer Tacos

  • I would like to try the Creamy Chicken & Chile Enchiladas


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