In honor of the upcoming Cinco de Mayo holiday, the First of the Month Recipe series and the fact that this month’s guest blogger just. may. be. the cutest I’ve ever had (sorry ex-guest bloggers!) I present to you … Cole Moore-my 8-year-old nephew.
I’ve written extensively about Cole in the three years since I’ve started My Bella Vita and there is no denying that I not-so-secretly covet my sister’s son. In fact, I gushed about him so extensively in the beginning of my relationship with my husband that his friends thought I was lying to him and that Cole was, in fact, my child.
Like many 8-year-old boys, Cole enjoys playing baseball and beating his high score on his Wii-but he also likes to cook. So please give a warm welcome to one of my favorite people in the world as he shares one of his favorite recipes.
Fiesta Taco Pizza – by Cole Moore
Stitch is in the pictures because it is one of his recipes in the book; Disney’s The Magic Kitchen Cookbook.
Here are the ingredients:
>> 1 tomato
>> 1 onion
>> 12 ounces ground meat
>> 2/3 cup of salsa
>> 6 tostada shells
>> 1 cup shredded cheese
>> 1/2 to 1 cup shredded lettuce
Ok first we set the oven to 375 degrees.
We put the tomato and onion on the cutting board, we sharpened the knife and started cutting the tomato and onions.
We set the tomato aside for later.
Then we put the beef on the skillet and let it cook. We broke up the meat with the wooden spoon and we put the skillet on the burner. We turned the burner to medium heat and cooked it until the meat was brown and the onion was tender. It took about 8-10 minutes.
Then we turned off the burner and removed the skillet and then drained the meat and then put it back into the skillet.
We stirred 2/3 cup of salsa into the meat in the skillet.
We arranged the tostado shells on the baking sheet and put the beef mix on the shells and sprinkled it with cheese. And then let it bake for 10 minutes.
We took it out of the oven and put lettuce and tomato on it.
We made 6 servings.
Think you and your kiddos would enjoy making recipes like these? Cole uses Disney’s The Magic Kitchen Cookbook, a 128-page, spiral-bound full-color cookbook where Disney characters show kids how to create healthy, low-fat meals and snacks.
Thank you, Cole for sharing these fiesta taco pizzas with us today. I hope you’ll make them for me on my next trip to Texas.