The future husband (“FH”) and I recently visited El Torito so I could redeem my free birthday meal. If you sign up here, you receive a free entree of your choice on your birthday.

Currently, El Torito is also doing this Mexi Meal promotion where you get an appetizer, main entree and dessert for just $11.99.

The choices on this promotion looked pretty good and I almost wanted to get that instead of my free entree, especially since it comes with appetizer and dessert!

I wasn’t sure what to call these. They are similar to twice baked potatoes except that the entire potato isn’t baked a second time. Instead, creamy sour cream mashed potatoes with bacon and chives are stuffed into the roasted potato skins.  I didn’t want to bake the whole thing a second time once they were stuffed because I wanted the the purple color to be vibrant and not browned by the oven.

On May 14, 2011, a national food blogger bakesale will be happening all across the country to raise money for Share Our Strength, an organization working to end childhood hunger across America.

I’m super excited that San Diego is one of the cities participating, and the San Diego event is being organized by Marie of Meandering Eats.