Friday Film Night with Santa Maria

November 7, 2014

I love a Friday night, it is a chance to relax after a hard days work and put on a good film to watch as a family. Recently Santa Maria (formerly Discovery) sent me a box of goodies for a Mexican night in.

Santa Maria film nightThere was everything we needed to create a Mexican feast, tortillas, fajitas seasoning mix, jalapeño peppers, salsa and sour cream topping. There was also a packet of Nacho rolls and onion and garlic dip, which were new to me. The fajita seasoning mix came in two types, mild and hot. If you are not a fan of spicy food the mild is perfect, it adds the flavour without being overpowering.

Santa Maria Nacho rollsWhile I was cooking up the fajitas I set out the nacho rolls and the garlic and onion dip. The sweet chilli nacho rolls were gorgeous, lovely and crunchy and they went perfectly with the dip. The dip is very moreish and when we ran out of nacho rolls I chopped up some carrots and cucumber which also complemented the dip perfectly.

Santa Maria Nacho rollsFajitas are something that I love to make, I set out lots of different salad options as well as salsa and everyone can then make their own. I added the seasoning mix to chicken, mushrooms, onions and red peppers and cooked it, then set everything ready on the table.

Chicken fajitasI also had grated cheese and salad ready to go into the wraps. The family got busy building and wrapping. The meal got the thumbs up from everyone, although my son was rather taken aback by the jalapeño peppers. I don’t think he was expecting them to be quite as spicy as they were. That meant there were more for me! They also came in very handy for making the eyes of my mummy pizzas at Halloween. The sour cream and salsa toppings in squeezable bottles were also really easy to use and tasty.

Chicken fajitasIt is also quite good fun to eat with your hands after piling all the toppings onto the fajitas and wrapping them up. After a Mexican feast, what better way to end the night than with a family film. Rango was quite fitting for the Mexican theme, it is a western adventure. If you have not seen the movie features a chameleon, Rango, who ends up in the town of Dirt, an outpost that needs a new sheriff. Rango convinces the town folk he is right for the job but finds it might be a bit more than he bargained for. It is a fun film and the whole family enjoyed watching it. It was a great way to end the night.

I was sent a Mexican film and feast pack by Santa Maria.

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