fridays with oscar | beef tacos & classic margarita

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears spring neutrals, white denim, asymmetrical tunic, snakeskin sandals

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears spring neutrals, white denim, asymmetrical tunic, snakeskin sandals

if it’s friday, then it’s time for oscar. and a recipe. this week it’s all about tacos. one of my favorite dishes since childhood. there are all sorts of tacos these days – fish, chicken, shrimp, lobster to name but a few renditions. but i still have a hankering for a traditional beef taco. so that’s on the menu this week.

but first, we’re going to shift into neutral. spring neutrals that is. this asymmetrical tunic last seen here was paired with dark rinse denim jeans (similar here) and ballet flats. now that the temps are heating up white denim is the perfect item to help ease us into spring. the ballet flats were exchanged for snakeskin sandals.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears spring neutrals, white denim, asymmetrical tunic, snakeskin sandals

white denim from J.Crew features a high waist which is a smoother fit underneath tunics.

denim | similar tunic here, here, and here | sandals | bracelet | earrings

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears spring neutrals, white denim, asymmetrical tunic, snakeskin sandals

one of my go-to bracelets this spring from Tory Burch.

ollie decided to get into the mix today.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears spring neutrals, white denim, asymmetrical tunic, snakeskin sandals

a neutral scheme is easy to throw together in a moment’s notice.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears spring neutrals, white denim, asymmetrical tunic, snakeskin sandals

snakeskin is BIG this spring. 

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears spring neutrals, white denim, asymmetrical tunic, snakeskin sandals

denim | similar tunic here, here, and here | sandals | bracelet | earrings

beef tacos, classic margarita, and guacamole

tacos are easy to make. serve with your favorite side like guacamole and chips. and add a few of your favorite toppings – lettuce, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, cheese.

Beef Tacos
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds lean ground beef
  2. 1 small onion
  3. 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  4. 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  5. 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  6. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  7. 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  8. 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  9. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  10. 1 cup tomato sauce
  11. 1 bay leaf
  12. 16 hard taco shells or soft tortillas
  13. 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  14. 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  15. 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef over high heat, using a wooden spoon to break the meat into small pieces as it browns, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, 2 teaspoons of the cumin, the chili powder, paprika, oregano, and salt. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a slow cooker and add 1/2 cup water, the tomato sauce, and bay leaf.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 to 8. Discard the bay leaf and add remaining 1 teaspoon cumin.
  3. Heat the taco shells according to the package directions. To assemble, put 1/4 cup of beef mixture into each shell or tortilla and divide the lettuce and tomatoes evenly among the tacos. Top each with 1 tablespoon cheddar and serve.
Adapted from skinnytaste Fast and Slow
Adapted from skinnytaste Fast and Slow
Style at a Certain Age https://www.styleatacertainage.com/
beef tacos, classic margarita, and guacamole

whenever i think of tacos, i always think of margaritas! it’s a match made in heaven. the taco recipe is from skinnytaste Fast and Slow. the margarita recipe is from The New Cocktail Hour.

beef tacos, classic margarita, and guacamole

Classic Margarita
Serves 1
the perfect complement with tacos, enchiladas, and other spicy fare.
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 ounces blanco tequila
  2. 1 ounce Cointreau
  3. 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  4. Sea salt, to rim the glass (optional)
  5. Lime wedge, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Rim a rocks glass with salt. Then, fill the glass with ice. Shake tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice with ice. Strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with lime.
Adapted from The New Cocktail Hour
Adapted from The New Cocktail Hour
Style at a Certain Age https://www.styleatacertainage.com/
beef tacos, classic margarita, and guacamole

beef tacos, classic margarita, and guacamole

our photo bomber – miss ollie.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears spring neutrals, white denim, asymmetrical tunic, snakeskin sandals

let’s get friday started, ladies! i’m ready for the weekend and it looks as if my furry sidekicks are too. oscar, ollie and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.

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  • Valerie Catlin
    March 22, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    Love looking at your blog.
    You inspire me
    Valerie from Perth Australia

    • Beth Djalali
      March 25, 2019 at 11:10 am

      hello down under! thanks so much for stopping by. xo

  • Janice Lagina
    March 24, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Enjoy seeing you Beth on HSN

    • Beth Djalali
      March 25, 2019 at 11:11 am

      i’m so happy to hear you caught a segment of Lemon Way! the schedule is brutal (2 a.m. is not for the faint of heart) but it’s been lots of fun. xo

  • Tammy Gunderson
    March 25, 2019 at 3:10 am

    I love looking at your styles, and the way you wear them,Beth. Whenever I’m feeling like an old and tired teacher, feeling frumpy and uninspired, I look at your Instagram for an instant pick-me-up. It’s great to see how fabulous women our age can look. Thank you! My cat, Simone, looks like Ollie’s cousin. Simone sends her regards to Ollie and Oscar.

    • Beth Djalali
      March 25, 2019 at 11:13 am

      hello simone! isn’t it great that style has no age limit? we’ll just keep on going as the years tick by. right?! i think simone totally agrees. xo

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