fridays with oscar

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a cobalt blue cashmere crewneck, cropped black ankle pants, and tartan plaid flats

fridays with oscar

it’s merry and bright at our house today thanks to plaid placemats and sparkling red goblets. it’s that time of year when even your table settings get into the christmas spirit. and i love all the splashes of red and green. talk to me in january, and i might be singing a different tune… until then i’m enjoying the festive color scheme.

a friend is coming over for lunch today. lisa lives forty minutes from my home so it can be a challenge to grab lunch together spur of the moment. but we couldn’t let the christmas season pass by without touching base. she’s making the drive, and i’m whipping up a roasted vegetable quinoa salad. it’s reminiscent of my favorite salad at my favorite restaurant in athens – power lunch at the national. fingers crossed my rendition is as yummy as theirs!

fridays with oscar

green charger | placemats | spode plates | napkins | napkin rings | pinecone water gobletsmercury votives

fridays with oscar

 even my apron  similar apron gets into the christmas spirit.

fridays with oscar

fridays with oscar

fridays with oscar

all the fixings for the vegetable salad.

fridays with oscar

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 3 c cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 zucchini
  • 2/1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  1. preheat oven to 400 degrees

For the Quinoa:

  1. Bring the broth and salt to a simmer over medium heat and then stir in the quinoa. Stir well and bring the quinoa to a simmer then turn the heat to low and put the lid on the quinoa. Simmer for 20 then turn the heat of and let sit until you are ready to serve. Then fluff the quinoa with a fork and gently stir in the fresh parsley.2

  2. While the quinoa is cooking, add the jalapeno, sweet potatoes, bell pepper and zucchini on a sheet pan and toss with the olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Roast for 10-12 minutes until everything is golden and tender.

  3. Make a bed of baby spinach and then pile quinoa on top and add the roasted vegetables. Sprinkle with the shallots and add the avocado to the bowl and serve.

fridays with oscarbeth from Style at a Certain Age wears a cobalt blue cashmere crewneck, cropped black ankle pants, and tartan plaid flats

it’s a blue christmas without you. or maybe not as i’m keeping it warm and cozy with a cobalt blue cashmere crewneck  from Everlane. and what goes better with cobalt than black? nothing! what a stunning color combo. so i threw on cropped ankle pants from Ann Taylor. and i couldn’t resist wearing my tartan plaid flats from Talbots.

 

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a cobalt blue cashmere crewneck, cropped black ankle pants, and tartan plaid flats

fridays with oscar

no cocktails today. a bottle of red wine seemed the perfect compliment to this roasted vegetable salad.

fridays with oscar

fridays with oscar

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a cobalt blue cashmere crewneck, cropped black ankle pants, and tartan plaid flats

pants | sweater | shoes

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a cobalt blue cashmere crewneck, cropped black ankle pants, and tartan plaid flats

pants | sweater | shoes

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a cobalt blue cashmere crewneck, cropped black ankle pants, and tartan plaid flats

all right, gang! friday has arrived once more. oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.

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  • Sue Smith
    December 7, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Sounds like a delicious lunch. Have fun with your friend! Wonderful color in the Everlane sweater. I have a stack of cashmere sweaters and always try to purchase one at the end of every season if I can. I’ve been impressed with things I’ve purchased from them (Everlane, that is).

    Happy weekend!

    • beth djalali
      December 12, 2018 at 8:52 am

      i’m always a sucker for cobalt blue! it’s always a good idea to stock up on cashmere with an end of season sale. nothing like a good bargain! i’m happy to hear you’re as impressed with Everlane as i am. wonderful stuff at this store. xo

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