Friday, October 25, 2013

Old El Paso Quesadillas and homemade guacamole.

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I had the chance to try out Old El Paso's new Mexican frozen cuisine and I was pleasantly surprised by the taste, given that it's a frozen "t.v. dinner". Although I like to make my own, it's nice to try someone elses from time to time. Especially when I don't have time and just want something quick and fast without having to go to fast food restaurants.
I enjoyed this Chicken Quesadilla meal for two and the Mexican Platter was a nice touch.  This platter is very pretty and artsy in design and would make a unique center piece for any get together. It would even be great to take on picnics for up to a meal for 4. It's perfect for small or big snacks and meals. Especially tortilla chips, quesadillas, empinadas, burritos and dips. If you are doing a Mexican themed party, this is definitely a cute platter for the occasion. This is going to be useful!

Old El Paso claims to take pride in their mexican cuisine inspired foods and I think they do a good job. I chose to microwave one quesadilla and then nuke the other one, followed by giving it a quick fry in my cast iron skillet. THAT made all the difference in the authenticity. We all know it's impossible to get the exact taste of a real home made Mexican quesadillas, but it comes close.

I would recommend this brand for the occasional indulgence of quick tasty meals and if you'd like to try some of your own, you can grab a coupon for $1 off in your local flyer this week or one online at for .60 cents off 3 Ole El Paso products. Stack those coupons!
Onto the homemade dip! 

This was the perfect occasion to whip up my favorite guacamole dip topped with fresh salsa. It went perfect with the Old El Paso Quesadillas. The contrast of hot cheesy crispy goodness with the cool guacamole and salsa was scrumptious.

Recipe for simple Guacamole: 

1 Hass Avocado mashed up, but I like to leave little chunks

1 tspn lemon or lime juice
1 tsp of garlic powder
Pinch of sea salt
1 .5 tsp's of Worcestershire sauce

Mix it all up together, then top with fresh salsa!  

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