fridays with oscar

father's day cookout

okay, gang, this week definitely got away from me. so i recycled a father’s day post from last year. hope you don’t mind! it’s actually fun to go back and look at older posts. the blog serves as a diary because i remember each and every photo shoot. sometimes, i cringe when i see old blog posts and the typical “what was i thinking!” springs to mind. but my mindset has always been one of trying something new on for size. if it doesn’t fit it’s not the end of the world. right?! life is too short to live with regrets. especially when it comes to fashion.

this is oscar on most afternoons, lazing on his bed. or he’s checking to see if any deer are lurking close to his yard.

father's day cookout

how to set up a bar

this weekend is Father’s Day. can you believe we are halfway through the year?! all three kiddos will be in town to celebrate so a barbeque is on the menu. i love this time of year when the kitchen moves outside and so does our dining experience. the chicken is spatchcocked (a fancy name for splitting then flattening the bird) for a faster and easier grill time. it’s marinated in rosemary, olive oil, and lemon. it’s all yours, mr. style. i like my skin crispy, not charred…

father's day cookout

Rosemary and Lemon Spatchcocked Chicken
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Ingredients
  1. 1 chicken
  2. 2-3 springs fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
  3. 1/2 cup olive oil
  4. 2 lemons
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1/4 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare the chicken by removing the backbone.
  2. In a large re-sealable bag, combine the rosemary, olive oil, juice and rinds of the lemons, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken, turning to coat well. Refrigerate for 4 hours, or overnight.
  3. When ready to grill, remove the chicken from the refrigerator to come to room temperature.
  4. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking.
  5. Place the chicken skin side up on the cool side of the grill. Top it with a brick wrapped in foil for weight.
  6. Cook for 25 minutes. Turn the chicken over, replace the brick and cook for an additional 25 minutes or until an internal temperature of 160 is reached.
  7. Remove the chicken from the grill and let rest for 10 minutes. Serve with additional lemon slices if desired.
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mr. style has a sweet tooth so i whipped up a gluten-free Raspberry Chocolate Truffle. it’s a great way to incorporate fresh raspberries that are in abundance this time of year. this is a very easy recipe that takes about ten minutes to make.

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Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Tart
Serves 8
Perfect summer dessert
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
12 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. FOR THE CRUST
  2. 11/2 cups almond flour
  3. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  5. 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  6. pinch of kosher salt
  7. FOR THE FILLING
  8. 1/2 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
  9. 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  10. 1/4 cup raspberry preserves
  11. 2 cups fresh raspberries
Instructions
  1. Lightly grease a 9-inch pan with a removable bottom with coconut oil.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the crust and stir together. Press evenly into the prepared pan. Set aside.
  3. Place finely chopped chocolate in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring coconut milk just to a boil. Pour hot coconut milk over chocolate and let stand 1 minute, then stir until smooth and creamy. Stir in raspberry preserves. Pour the filling into the prepared crust.
  4. Garnish the top with raspberries.
  5. Place Tart in the refrigerator to set and cool completely, about 1-2 hours. Slice and serve.
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father's day cookout

father's day cookout

this t-shirt dress is from Everlane purchased last year. it is one of my favorite summer dresses. ‘cuz this time of year there is nothing like a comfy dress. the good news is there are always new renditions of t-shirt dresses every year. here are a few that caught my eye.

father's day cookout

the porch is evolving little by little. new chairs were added this year along with new cushions and pillows. the next step is to paint the inside white, including the floors. and remove the lattice from inside to outside.

fiesta pasta bowls, napoleonic bee glassware, laguiole flatware

chairs | cushions | pillows

father's day cookout

father's day cookout

these adorable placemats are Kate Spade. napkins are from Pier 1.

father's day cookout

father's day cookout

similar dress | similar sandals | watch | similar necklace

father's day cookout

all right gang cheers to friday! oscar and i wish each of you a lovely weekend! ollie too. 

 
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  • Marian McCarthy
    June 14, 2019 at 9:27 am

    I always love Fridays with Oscar and your recipes. Your philosophy of trying new things is inspiring, and you’re right: if something doesn’t work out, it’s not the end of the world!! Cheers to Mr. Style on his special weekend!

    • Beth Djalali
      June 18, 2019 at 10:03 am

      thanks, marian! mr. style had all three of his boys home for the weekend. father’s day was extra special this year. xo

  • Suzanne Smith
    June 14, 2019 at 9:49 am

    Happy Father’s Day to Mr Style! Have a relaxed weekend.

    • Beth Djalali
      June 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

      thanks so much, sue! i hope you enjoyed your weekend as well. xo

  • Margaret (Peggy) Ekena
    June 14, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Lucky Mr. Styles, the Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Tart looks amazing!

    • Beth Djalali
      June 18, 2019 at 10:02 am

      this truffle tart is so easy to make and so delicious! it’s on summer repeat. xo

  • Alison A Gary
    June 14, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Looks like a lovely meal!

    • Beth Djalali
      June 18, 2019 at 10:01 am

      thanks my friend! we grilled two spatchcock chickens and i don’t think there were any leftovers. xo

  • Cynthia W Johnson
    June 14, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Friday is always my favorite day for your column. I have been making the spatchcock chicken for years, it is the BEST way to cook chicken. I am trying the truffle recipe next Friday. ⚓️⚓️

    • Beth Djalali
      June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

      spatchcock chicken is by far my favorite way to grill a chicken. you will love the truffle tart! xo

  • Karen
    June 14, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I would rethink painting the floor of your porch white. You should consider picking up a color from the brick. Believe me I have used a light paint for a porch floor and regretted it a week later. I repainted with a darker color mid tone and was delighted. Use a light color for the ceiling, blue being a southern tradition you can tint it as light as you desire. Love watching your home decorating. Also good luck on the landscaping that can be overwhelming but so worth it in the end!

    • Beth Djalali
      June 18, 2019 at 10:00 am

      thanks for the advice, karen. most likely we will choose an off-white to match the brick. i tend to broadly categorize subjects. but i love the idea of a blue ceiling! xo

  • Cindy J.
    June 15, 2019 at 7:18 am

    Love those tee shirt dresses in summer! Thanks for the recipes, Beth, I will be trying them soon! Oscar looks so handsome- I so enjoy Friday’s with Oscar! Happy Father’s Day to Mr. Style and have a wonderful weekend with your family! 💕

    • Beth Djalali
      June 18, 2019 at 9:58 am

      thanks so much, cindy! all three of our kiddos were in town so it was a lovely day for mr. style. xo

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