Tacos for Dragons!

Dragons Love Tacos is one of Zayn and Dr. Maria’s favorite books. We decided to make a recipe for it and make some tacos for dragons!

Though you mom or dad has to make the meat filling, your toddler can help with all the toppings and assembling of the tacos. 

Just remember, dragons cannot stand spicy salsa, so keep the toppings mild!

TOOLS

  • Big spoon
  • Toddler-safe knife
  • Mixing bowls 
  • Cutting board
  • Adult knife
  • Sautee Pan
  • Cheese Grater

INGREDIENTS

½ of a large yellow or red onion- chopped (whatever you have!)

1 lb ground turkey 

½ packet of taco seasoning (we like Trader Joes)

½ head of Iceberg Lettuce

2 tomatoes

Sharp Cheddar

Pack of Hard Taco Shells

PARENT PREP

Wash hands

20+ seconds.

Water and soap.

We are gonna sound like a broken record here but- global pandemic. 

Chop the Onion

Use a sharp knife to finely chop the onion. Older kids may want to help with this! 

Tip: have the kids wear swimming goggles to help with the eye sting!

Make the meat filling

Sautee the onions until translucent. 

Add the ground turkey. Break up and cook until brown. 

Add half a packet of taco seasoning (follow instructions on your seasoning, the one we used from Trader Joes asks for 1/2 packet per 1 lb of meet)

PARENT + LITTLE ONE STEPS

PLEASE ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION TO CHILDREN WHILE YOU ARE COOKING.

Wash hands

20+ seconds.

Water and soap.

One more time, with the little ones!

Grate the cheese!

You choose how much cheese you want to grate. We like a lot!

Sharp cheddar is our favorite. 

Dice the tomatoes

Slice the tomatoes into rounds first, this makes it easier for the little ones. 

Have them cut them up! Any shape is fine. 

Shred the lettuce!

If you pick iceberg lettuce it is usually crisp enough for little hands to cut into strips.  

Assemble the tacos

Hard taco shell in hand add in order:

Ground turkey

Cheese

Lettuce

Tomatoes

 

Remember: NOOO spicy salsa!

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