Monday, February 7, 2011

El Monterey Family Entrees Review and Giveaway

I don't know about you, but dinner time can be really hectic around our house!!  We have 4 kiddos, 3 of which are in activies, making dinnertime really hard sometimes.  I came across a great company with some really great foods to help alleviate this problem.

El Monterey is manufactured by Ruiz Foods – a California-based, family-owned and operated food processing company co-founded in 1964by Fred Ruiz and his father, Louis. To this day, Ruiz Foods still uses ‘Grandma Rosie’s’ recipes as the basis for all their Mexican food products – burritos, taquitos, quesadillas, tamales, chimichangas, and more.



We are a chicken eating family around here.  So we got to try the Chicken Mexicana and the Chicken Enchiladas for our review.  I am always sceptical of chicken from a box, but this exceeded my expectations.  The taste was very fresh and not rubbery, like some chicken can be after being reheated.  Three out of 4 of my kiddos thought is was too spicy for them, but the baby polished off 3 bowls of the Chicken Mexicana and Chicken Enchiladas.  My husband and I didn't find it too spicy and I am not a fan of spicy foods.  I also took it to work the next day for lunch and it was just as good reheated.










The generous people over at El Monterey are giving 5 lucky followers 2 dinners each mentioned above.  That would be an awesome break from the dinner blues!!

This giveaway will be open until 11:59 PM EST on February 21, 2011. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents only


Mandatory Entry: Include your email address, so I can contact you when you win!! (This entry must be done for the optional entries to count).

Go to El Monterey and take a look around. Let me know what other products tempt your tummy and comment about it. (1 entry)


Optional Entries:

~You must submit a comment for each additional entry. You must include your email address in this form when commenting for each entry posted. (ex. shelley(dot)haskell(at)yahoo(dot)com). *If you do not have an email address with each entry, that entry will be void.*

*Follow Finding My Life in Faith via Google Friend Connect. You can find the follow button on the upper right side of my blog. (1 entry)

*Follow El Monterey on Facebook and tell them Finding My Life in Faith sent you.(1 entry)

*Like Finding My Life in Faith on Facebook. (1 entry)

*Follow me on Twitter. (1 entry)

*How did you here about this giveaway? (2 entries).

*Grab my button and put it on your blog. My button is on the left side above My Profile.
(1 entry)

*Follow Finding My Life in Faith via Facebook Networked Blogs. (1 entry)

*Blog about this giveaway with a link back to my blog and provide me with the link to your post. (1 entry)

That is a total of 10 entries. 10 chances to win. Good Luck!!


Disclosure: The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but were not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

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Patra said...

The taquitos.
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AubreyLaine said...

The taquitos look delicious :)
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Karin said...

I’d like to try the Egg, Bacon, & Cheese Breakfast Taquitos. They look delicious.


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independent mami said...

My son loves quesadillas
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Wendy said...

I'd love to try the cheesecake bites

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Anonymous said...

i would sell my soul for a really good beef enchilada!rob,rf60527@att.net

KPort207 said...

Love the chicken taquitos.

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KPort207 said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

Cheese Enchiladasand taquitos
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Cindy said...

I like the Bean and Cheese Burrito's
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Cindy said...

I like El Monterey on Facebook and left comment.
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Cindy said...

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kellyr78 said...

Their Egg, Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Wraps also look really good
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kellyr78 said...

I follow you on GFC(Kellyr78)
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kellyr78 said...

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.laura said...

Nacho Cheese & Beef Mini Chimis
tempt my tummy
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.laura said...

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I like El Monterey on facebook and told them you sent me.
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Jessica said...

I would like to try the Grilled Chicken & 3 Cheese Quesadillas
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Stephanie said...

Egg, Bacon, & Cheese Breakfast Taquitos (16ct) -- didn't even know these existed - sounds good
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Jessica said...

I follow your blog through google friend connect
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Miss Sarah said...

We love their Chicken Taquitos!

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to try other meals. :)

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Courtney said...

I would love to try the Grilled Chicken & 3 Cheese Quesadillas (6ct Bag).

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eclairre said...

id like to try grilled chicken quesadillas.
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Jenny @ Freebie Spot said...

Oh my.. I've never seen their Cheesecake Bites before!

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5webs said...

The Family Pack Burritos & Chimichangas in the
Beef & Bean and Green Chili flavors are my absolute favorites because all five us will eat them, and that is virtually unheard of!
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M's giveaway blog said...

I'd love to try the mini chimis and I have some of their beef and cheese burritos in my freezer right now!

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I follow you via gfc

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Bonnie said...

I like the Taquitos the best
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amied027 said...

We love the Shredded Steak Taquitos. So yummy! Thanks! ard1977@gmail dot com

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Anonymous said...

great blog giveaway is how I heard christyne_f_22@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

LOVE their burritos christyne_f_22@yahoo.com

crystletellerday said...

the bean and cheese fanmily pack burritos crystletellerday@yahoo.com

Kimberly said...

I would like to try the Chicken & Cheese Mini Chimis.
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Kimberly said...

I follow with GFC.
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I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
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Kimberly said...

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I heard about this giveaway on online-sweepstakes.com #2. Thank you!
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Carrie K said...

I'd like to try the Chicken Enchiladas, and the Spicy Jalapeno Bean & Cheese Chimichangas

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wcc said...

I would like to try the Egg, Sausage & Cheese Breakfast Wraps. Thanks for the chance! :)
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Pat said...

The Chicken & Monterey Jack Cheese Chimichangas look good.
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Pat said...

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Saving Mama said...

The Nacho Cheese & Beef Mini Chimis sound yummy! Thanks for entering me!!! :o)
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Saving Mama said...

I follow you with GFC (staciefrost). Thanks for entering me!
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Saving Mama said...

I like El Monterey on facebook (Stacie Dennis Frost). Thanks for entering me!
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Sueberry said...

The cheese enchiladas are awesome. TY for the giveaway.

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Sueberry said...

I follow via GFC: Becky F.

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Tamara B. said...

I would like to try their Chicken Enchiladas
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Tamara B. said...

I Follow El Monterey on Facebook on posted you sentme.
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Jan at Jewelry4Change said...

I'd like to try their chicken tamales. :)
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katychick said...

i'd love to try the chicken and cheese quesidalls- a quick and good dinner

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Ally said...

Cheese Enchiladas:)

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s8r8l33 said...

I like Bean & Cheese Burritos
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chicken taquitos
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Anonymous said...

I like the shredded steak and cheese flour taquitos.

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TINA said...

i love anything enchilada.. so i am going to go with the cheese enchilada! thanks!
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Shannon said...

I love their Burritos, have them for a light lunch all the time, But I'd love to try their Taquitos, I bet their good.


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Chisum Crew said...

Cheese Enchiladas sound good. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmmm, the cheesecake bites sound like they could be totally yummy! I frequently pick up their burritos or chimichangas for quick lunches, but haven't tried their dinners yet. Thanks for the giveaway!
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Robin T said...

I would love to try their Grilled Chicken & 3 Cheese Quesadillas
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Joy said...

These sound delicious Egg, Bacon, & Cheese Breakfast Taquitos.
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Anonymous said...

I would like the Chicken Mexicana
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Deb K said...

Raspberry Cheesecake Bites are my favorite!

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Erin G said...

I would also like to try the Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bites

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Erin G said...

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Kitty Cardero said...

I love their Taquitos.
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mandala said...

The Chicken Tamales looks very tempting! Thanks
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Tracey said...

I'd like to try the Cheese and Steak Mini Chimis.
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Leslie S. said...

We love the beef and bean burritos in my house.Thanks!
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Denise S. said...

I eat their Beef & Bean Burritos all the time!
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susan1215 said...

Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas

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I would like to try the Cheesecake Bites.ladyvon at grm dot net

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ladyt64 said...

I would like to try the beef Enchiladas.

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Amanda S. said...

The Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bites sound yummy!
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Diane52 said...

I'd love to try the cheesecake bites
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Mari said...

I like the shredded steak and cheese flour taquitos.

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wendym said...

I would like to try the Gigante Burrito!

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susitravl said...

Oooh - cheesecake bites! YUM
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susansmoaks said...

i want to try the steak and cheese quesadillas
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Anonymous said...

I would like to try the Cheese Enchiladas and the Chicken Enchiladas; I heart enchiladas!

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Donna said...

I would like the Grilled Chicken & 3 Cheese Quesadillas
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