fridays with oscar | favorite posts January – June

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a paloma pink sweater with white underlay, gingham pants, and pointy toe flats

can you believe it gang? we are halfway through 2019. i don’t know how it happens but time truly flies. this time next week the fourth of july will have come and gone and i’ll be scratching my head wondering how it came and went so quickly. the whole crew will be in town next week so i’m working on a special holiday post recipes and all. so today, i thought i’d reach into the archives and share a few of your favorite fridays with oscar posts dating back to january 2019 along with our monthly book club picks.

are you ready for some cold weather recipes? winter is all about comfort food so i dished up Instant Pot Spaghetti for mr. style in january. add a baguette, salad and red wine and this meal is in the bag.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a Talbots red heart blouse, girlfriend jeans, and red shoes

every month book club with Style chooses a new story to read and announces their pick. follow along on Facebook to learn more and be part of our community. it’s all about books and a love of a good story. so come and join us!

january book club pick Song of a Captive Bird

fridays with oscar | pink tart and stuffed peppers

stuffed peppers were on the menu in february along with a delicious cocktail by the name of french tart. i have to share it’s loads of fun researching the origins of cocktails and the ingredients needed to concoct them. i’ve been introduced to liqueurs i never knew existed.

fridays with oscar | pink tart and stuffed peppers

fridays with oscar | pink tart and stuffed peppers

oscar catching up on his sleep.

fridays with oscar | pink tart and stuffed peppers

february ’19 | Where the Crawdads Sing

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a Talbots red heart blouse, girlfriend jeans, and red shoes

greek chicken sheet pan dinner

 one of my kiddos was in town in march along with a few of his buddies. a sheet pan dinner is a must when feeding a crowd. this greek chicken sheet pan dinner is one of my favorites and was a big hit with our guests.

stork club cocktail

stork club cocktail. don’t you just love the names they come up with? this was the signature drink for the infamous new york’s stork club frequented by the kennedys and vanderbilts way back in the day.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a ruffled yellow blouse, white denim, jean jacket, suede driving mocs, and a red camera handbag

march ’19 | True Places

kate spade charlotte dishes

april found us dining on our screened porch. love this time of year when our dining experience heads outside. i am a big fan of mexican food. this nacho chicken tostado is made with fresh ingredients as is the guacamole and salsa. 

nacho chicken tostada

classic daiquiris

this classic daiquiri is also made with fresh ingredients. you’ll notice the difference right away.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears white girlfriend chinos, white muscle tee, gray cardigan, and brown sandals

april ’19 | Maman’s Homesick Pie

when may rolled into town i wanted to find some outdoor dishes. i found these melamine plates at Ballards Design that are as practical as they are pretty.

taco stuffed zucchini boats

each week i look for simple, easy and healthy recipes. since joining FASTer Way to Fat Loss my dinner choices have changed drastically. and for the better. but my love of tacos remains strong. good news. there’s always a way to adapt your favorite recipe. a zucchini boat takes the place of a taco shell or tortilla. and ground turkey replaces ground beef. let me tell you these taco stuffed zucchini boats are delicious! FASTer Way to Fat Loss is all about progress, not perfection. so every once in a while i’ll indulge with a special dessert or a piece of chocolate.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a striped shirt, white denim, and seersucker sandals

the cocktail du jour is fly me to the moon served in a coupe glass.

beth from Style at a Certain Age wears a striped shirt, white denim, and seersucker sandals

may ’19 | The Beantown Girls

beantown girls

shrimp scampi linguine

in june a friend dropped by for dinner. so it was time to break out the dishes and set the table. flowers are always in order when guests arrive. and i love a beautiful table setting. since shrimp scampi linguine is being served the pasta bowls came out. along with my favorite stemware and flatware. of course, placemats and napkins set the scene. so let’s go with charming italian bistro.  

shrimp scampi linguine

sex on the beach is an oldie but goodie cocktail. i was more than happy to re-introduce it on the blog.

sex on the beach

sex on the beach

silk twill jungle print shirt, pale orchid chinos, white tee

june ’19 | Sold on a Monday

sold on a monday

ready for our July 2019 pick? this month we’re reading The Southern Side of Paradise by Kristy Woodson Harvey. join our live discussion on Facebook, Monday, July 8th 7PM EST hosted by author Kristy Woodson Harvey.

all right, ladies, let’s get this party started. TGIF! oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.



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    Marcia Fishman
    June 28, 2019 at 10:48 am

    Absolutely loved where the Crawdog Sings! Have the others on my list to read.

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      Beth Djalali
      June 28, 2019 at 3:34 pm

      that is a fantastic book. sold on a monday is one of my favorites too.

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    June 28, 2019 at 10:50 am

    You are fantastic! I love your style.

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      Beth Djalali
      June 28, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      thanks so much, colleen! you clearly made my day.

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    Bobbi jo
    June 28, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Everything looks yummy. You look beautiful and as always, I really enjoy seeing Oscar!

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      Beth Djalali
      June 28, 2019 at 3:33 pm

      love to share recipes with y’all. and oscar too. he’s such a goof. but one of the best dogs we’ve owned which is saying a lot.

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    Cynthia Johnson
    June 28, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    I look forward each week to Fridays with Oscar. ⚓️⚓️

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    June 28, 2019 at 12:11 pm

    How tall are you?

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    June 28, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Beth, the sheet pan chicken has become a favorite in our house! Thank you sharing your recipes as well as your Book Club reads. I look forward to reading your blog on Fridays!

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      Beth Djalali
      June 28, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      so happy you like the sheet pan chicken! it’s a big hit in our house too. thanks so much for stopping by.

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    June 28, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    Books, food and fashion! What could be better? This is one of my favorite Styles posting. Have a great weekend!

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    June 28, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Where do we find the recipes…I dropped Facebook since being hacked…

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      Beth Djalali
      June 28, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      the recipes are posted on the blog. if you hover over the recipe or cocktail title in this post and click you will be taken to that particular blog post where the recipe was featured.

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    June 28, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Just finished the Southern side of Paradise liked it so much just purchased the first 2 books for my kindle.. Love all your Dinner suggestion and book. Your style is wonderful! Thank you!!

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      Beth Djalali
      June 28, 2019 at 2:51 pm

      awww, that’s fantastic to hear! i read the first two and was happy to pick up the third. really love the characters.

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    June 28, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    I really enjoy the Friday recipes. You make such good choices, and I enjoyed everything I’ve made. Egg roll in a Bowl is a favorite since I try to keep carbs down. Thanks for the book selections too!

    Also, I’ve been curious about your height since it’s hard to tell in a photo. I’m only 5 feet, so length and proportion are important.

    Enjoy the holiday weekend!

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    June 28, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    Love this recap! Adding to my summer reads with a cocktail on the side. Thanks for the awesome ideas and tips, as always top notch!

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    Julie Mycock
    June 29, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Hi Beth, it’s lovely to look back at the posts. Some of the books look interesting I will check them out. I love the picture of you and Oscar in the kitchen where Oscar has his eye on the salmon.
    Have a lovely weekend xoxo

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    Patricia Helena Cabral
    June 29, 2019 at 7:27 am

    Loved this post!I will try to find the books at my place. Great recipes, love all suggestions particularly table decor, and at PC I can see all pictures at a big size, Tks, and kisses from Brazil!

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