gingham jean jacket and instant pot goulash

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

anyone else ready for friday?! yes, it’s been a long week. but the weekend is in sight. and my best buddy is ready to get friday underway. kind of. it seems everyone in the djalali house is a bit sluggish today. 

but the show must go on. and i have an adorable gingham jean jacket from Talbots that i’ve been dying to wear. with chilly temps on deck, it’s the perfect third layer. and it’s gingham! ’nuff said. there’s a little pattern mixing going on with gingham and stripes. it’s a soft and subtle contrast especially since my chambray skirt (old, similar here and here) anchors the outfit. a pair of platform blue espadrilles from Circus by Sam Edelman are the perfect spring shoe choice. along with my snazzy new wicker handbag.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket

i have a feeling this gingham jacket will work overtime. the temps have been all over the place this week. spring is such a fickle season!

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

similar skirt | similar shirt |c/o jacket | shoes | c/o handbag | lip shade pirate

espadrilles and wicker handbag

shoes | c/o handbag

instant pot

if there’s one kitchen gadget, i reach for time, and again it’s the Instant Pot. especially when mr. style has a hankering for goulash. most recipes take hours to make. so if you’re pressed for time like me, this little beauty makes life so much easier. dinner was ready in thirty minutes. i kid you not!

instant pot goulash

all the ingredients for an Instant Pot pasta dish. 

instant pot goulash

tomato paste in a tube is handier than from the can. most recipes call for just a tablespoon or two. before i discovered the tube, i would scoop the remaining paste from the can and transport to a baggy. not exactly ideal. with tomato paste in a tube, you don’t have that problem. tomato sauce in a box is just as handy.

Instant Pot Goulash
Serves 8
A quick and easy one pot pasta dish.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
  2. 1 tablespoon Avocado oil
  3. 1/2 pound of Mild Italian bulk sausage
  4. 1 pound of hamburger
  5. 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  6. 1/2 cup roasted peppers, chopped
  7. 12 ounces uncooked pasta, I used Farfalle
  8. 1 8 ounce can tomato paste
  9. 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  10. 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  11. 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  12. 2 1/2 cups water
  13. 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese
Instructions
  1. Saute ground beef and Italian sausage in Instant Pot on the saute setting until brown. Drain fat.
  2. Add the garlic and roasted peppers. Saute for five minutes or until ingredients are blended.
  3. Add the pasta and the remaining ingredients except the Mozzarella cheese. Close the lid. Select the pressure cook button for 20 minutes.
  4. When pressure cooking is finished release the steam. Remove lid and hit cancel to turn off.
  5. Transfer pasta to serving dish. Add mozzarella cheese and serve.
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instant pot goulash

red wine and pasta. does it get any better? add a salad, and this meal is good to go.

hess cabernet

fridays with oscar

oscar is gearing up for his weekly gig.

fridays with oscar

fridays with oscar

maybe not.

fridays with oscar

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

hmmm? will treats help his attitude?

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

similar skirt | similar shirt |c/o jacket | shoes | c/o handbag | lip shade pirate

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

as you can see the gangs all here! even ollie. but we still haven’t hit our stride.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

at least one of us is looking at the camera.

similar skirt | similar shirt |c/o jacket | shoes | c/o handbag | lip shade pirate

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a gingham jean jacket, striped shirt, denim skirt, espadrilles and wicker handbag

cheers to the weekend, gang! all i know is that i’m happy to have this week in the books. it’s friday! and i’ll drink to that. oscar, ollie, and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Margaret Augustyn
    April 5, 2019 at 12:48 pm

    Wow! I love all your recipes! Thank you for posting!!

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      hi margaret! of course! nothing better than sharing a recipe or two. xo

  • Reply
    Cindy J.
    April 5, 2019 at 1:02 pm

    Have a lovely weekend too, Beth! Love the gingham jacket and seeing Oscar and Ollie. It’s dreary here in Pennsylvania so it’s hard for me to get
    going too! Love your style and spirit! And all your recipes!

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      hi cindy! thanks so much for stopping by. i’m so happy to hear you are loving the recipes. i love to cook when i have the time and there’s nothing better than sharing a delicious recipe. xo

  • Reply
    R Dawson
    April 5, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Great outfit. I’m lusting after it. I love how you mix patterns. I wish I had more confidence in that area. No instant pot so sadly won’t be partaking in this nice recipe. ;-(

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:18 pm

      if you like pattern mixing start with something small like a polka dot scarf and striped blouse. just a thought! xo

  • Reply
    Maryanne Tracy
    April 5, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Look forward to your posts each day. I think I missed you yesterday. Lookin sweet in the check jacket! By the way love the boat pic over the mantle. May I ask where you purchased? Have a great restful weekend.

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 5, 2019 at 1:48 pm

      hi mary anne! the boat painting is from Ballard Designs. i believe it’s still available. xo

      • Reply
        Robin
        April 5, 2019 at 11:45 pm

        Thanks for the share…I love that picture. Great outfit and …pets! 😉

  • Reply
    Anne S
    April 5, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Cute outfit and love the kids. Can you use a different meat in the goulash, I don’t eat sausage (it doesn’t like me)

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:19 pm

      hi anne! of course, that’s the great thing about a recipe it can be tweaked to your liking. xo

  • Reply
    Nora
    April 5, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    You look fantastic and refreshing! I look forward to seeing you on Fridays and getting ideas for my look.

    Thank you for being and inspiration!!!

  • Reply
    SUSAN GOINS
    April 5, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Love your outfit especially the gingham jacket. Oscar and Ollie are probably sleepy from the rain. Crazy weather in the South. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:20 pm

      hi susan! friday is my favorite day of the week and i think it’s oscar’s too. and you’re right about the crazy weather. it can change on a dime. xo

  • Reply
    Carole Fletcher
    April 5, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you Beth for the easy to print recipe. I have used your recipes before and always like them. Love your blog!

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:21 pm

      hi carole! i’m so happy to hear you’ve tried the recipes. i love to cook and there’s nothing better than sharing a delicious dish. xo

  • Reply
    Gayle Murphy
    April 5, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    You look terrific. I really like the check and stripes together. Is it that they both have the same colour blue that makes this work so well? And may I ask, in the first photo in the back ground are some huge Easter eggs on what I assume is your dining room table. Those are great. Can you say where you go those? Thanks for doing these blog posts. i look forward to every one.

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:23 pm

      it definitely helps if the colors are simpatico when pattern mixing. it flows. the easter eggs are from GrandinRoad. aren’t they cute? go check this online company out. they always have fantastic seasonal items and great decorating ideas. xo

  • Reply
    Julie Mycock
    April 5, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Beth, Julie from England here but in Florida at the moment so I’m on the same time zone as yourself, so we are loving the warmer weather, here for four weeks so really happy as England is really cold at present. Love your outfit very fresh looking and your shoes look so comfy. Have a great weekend xoxo🌴🌴

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:24 pm

      hi julie! i hope you are enjoying the beaches and great weather florida has to offer. xo

  • Reply
    Veronica Di Bari
    April 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    Hi Beth…I love Oscar. He’s gorgeous, but what about Ollie? I am a cat lover and would like to know more about him. his breed?
    Looks like Maine Coon?

    • Reply
      Beth Djalali
      April 9, 2019 at 5:25 pm

      hi veronica! yes, ollie is a maine coon cat. and i can’t say enough good things about this breed. she is so good natured and loves to be around people. xo

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