Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fajita Friday - with a giveaway (CLOSED) (#YouMexiCan)


I can't count the number of times our little family has shared Taco Tuesdays. And tacos have never once failed to be a hit with the kids. Given the success of Taco Tuesdays, we recently decided to expand our Mexican food options, adding Fajita Friday to our weekly menu plan.

Friday is the perfect day to kick back, relax and take a break from a busy week. Clearly you don't want something too challenging on the dinner menu. But you still want your meal to be nutritious and delicious. Fajita Fridays are just the thing - fun, easy and satisfying.


A fajita is typically a flour tortilla filled with grilled meat, onions and bell peppers. The great thing about Mexican food is that it can easily be made vegetarian or vegan. For our Fajita Friday, I sliced a couple of Gardein vegan chicken breasts and sauteed the slices in olive oil to brown them a bit. I added sliced peppers and onions and cooked the mixture for a few more minutes. I then added 1/4 cup of water and the seasoning mix from an Old El Paso fajita kit.


Once everything was ready to go, we laid it all out on the table so each person could pick their own fixings. My daughter is kind of particular, so we heated up a can of refried beans - her standby tortilla filler.


We topped our fajitas with taco sauce, guacamole, salsa and cheese and served sweet potato fries on the side.


With Friday being the kick-off to the weekend, the husband and I indulged in some celebratory margaritas.


My daughter decided to make pink lemonade for her and her brother. We all enjoyed our first Fajita Friday, and it definitely won't be our last.

Do you make fajitas at your house?


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Disclosure – I am participating in the Old El Paso Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of General Mills, and received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.

91 comments:

  1. Tacos and fajitas are the best, great post.

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  2. Love making Fajitas!

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  3. Great ideas to have a couple of "standard" but of course delicious menus each week. Enjoy the dinner times with your family. Too many families do not sit down together to have their meals. What a shame! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  4. Lately I've been addicted to burritos. I try to get the "naked" kind to reduce the calories.

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  5. My family loves Fajitas, it is one of their favorite meals.

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  6. Yumm ... Makes me realize I haven't had fajitas in way too long! My favourite Mexican food is tacos made with vegetarian chili. Ok, now I'm hungry ... Time to go look into preparing dinner.

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    1. Wow! That sounds so delicious. I will have to try that!

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  7. My favorite Mexican food is quesadilla!

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  8. Tacos and Burritos!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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  9. We absolutely love, love, love tacos!

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  10. Yum, we're massive burrito fans. Vegetarian paradise!

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  11. I'd love to have the family eat Taco Tuesday and Fajita Friday but unfortunately they're not in to amazing foods :( Your photos are lovely!

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    1. I know what you mean. My girl is super picky!

      Thanks!

      Jo

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  12. I like Chicken Fajitas!

    SueSueper Sue

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  13. Quesadillas are my favourite Mexican food.

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  14. Like Fajitas,though as long as it is spicy I like all Mexican foods

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  15. quesadillas for sure...there is this great lil place where I vacation every year in florida that has the best ones!!

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  16. My favorite is red beans and rice.

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  17. I love Black Bean Burritos with sour cream, cabbage, cilantro, green pepper, onion, cheese, and tomato.
    angela mitchell

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  18. I like quesadillas and a side of guacamole.
    Thanks.

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  19. love fresh salsa and huevos rancheros
    jan

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  20. short ribs. thanks.

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  21. i love tacos and fajitas. we have them all the time. I love the set. would be nice to lay it all out making it more fun

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  22. I like burritos and enchiladas the most

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  23. Chilis Rellenos when we go to Mexico are the best!

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  24. Love Fajitas!
    wildcardacehigh@yahoo.ca

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  25. Fajitas are our favorite Mexican food.

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  26. My very favorite Mexican food is tacos with fajitas following at a very close second.

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  27. My favorite Mexican food is soft tacos with lots of cheese, yum!

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  28. Chicken Fajitas.

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  29. beef tacos all the way

    entering in rafflecopter as jen s.

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  30. I like Spanish rice and taco's of course.

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  31. Fajitas, refried beans, nachos, an burritos!!
    Tammy dalley

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  32. My favourite Mexican food is fajitas.

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  33. I love chicken Fajitas the best ☺ But I also make some baked Mexican Enchildadas that are rich and filling!
    ladybugcda (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  34. I love fish tacos.

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  35. Tacos,,we have them at least once per week!
    (Karla Sceviour)

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  36. tacos, nachos, fajitas. it's too hard to choose.

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  37. i like a nice taco salad, or some anijitos

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  38. taco salad is soooo goood!
    sunflowerpower@live.ca

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  39. Love the hard shell Tacos (Judy Cowan)

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  40. Fajitas, quesadillas, enchiladas...can't pick just one.

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  41. I love tacos with the hard shell.

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  42. beef tacos yumm (rafflecopter marie cat)

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  43. My favourite Mexican food is Fajitas!!

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  44. I have entered your fab giveaway.
    Tacos, fajitas, and burritos are my fave Mexican foods.
    It would be awesome to win the Old El Paso Dinnertime Kit.
    Thanks for the chance. :)

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