fridays with oscar | noshing on nachos and wearing camo

can you believe another week has come and gone?! time is marching on whether we like it or not. but i’m always happy to usher in another weekend, and my faithful sidekick is here to help me do just that. there’s a tasty appetizer on deck as we’re noshing on nachos and wearing camo this weekend. and we’re sipping on a variation of an old fashioned created by one of my kiddos. it’s delicious!

whenever i wear camo, there’s bound to be a reader or two that objects. which is totally fine as style is all about your personal preferences. but i will mention that the military has been oodles of fashion inspiration through the years. many of our iconic classic pieces like the trench coat or pea coat are traced back to military roots. and so it is with camo. how did clothing designed to be invisible become a fashion staple? year after year, camo floods the runway and fills up closets. it first appeared on the fashion scene in the late 1960s as part of the counter-culture response to the Vietnam war. the trend faded then picked up steam in the 1980s when camo and military-style were popularized by rappers and hip-hop and woven into everyday life. today, camo can be found in sneakers, chinos, jackets, scarves, and even sweatshirts.

nachos and camo

nachos and camo

noshing on nachos and wearing camo

nothing is comfier to wear than a pair of joggers. double cozy karma joggers from Athleta will be on style repeat all winter long. the fabric is thick and soft and perfect for lounging. although they can certainly stand on their own in public. i’m wearing a size medium. the fit is tts. the camo sweatshirt from Athleta (one of my favorite brands) can be worn solo, but i decided to elevate the overall look with a denim shirt tucked underneath. slip-on sneakers with a little bling from Macy’s complete the outfit.

nachos and camo

nachos and camo

joggers | sweatshirt | denim shirt | sneakers | old fashion glass

nachos and camo

nachos are the perfect weekend snack, especially if football is involved. there are so many variations to sheet pan nachos. tweak to your liking. then watch them disappear.

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Sheet Pan Nachos

An easy snack

Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 Small to Medium Onion, chopped
  • 1 15 oz black beans, drained
  • 1 bag tortilla chips

garnish

  • 1 avocado cubed
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 400°F.

     2 Cook the onions and beef: Heat the olive oil in a medium nonstick or cast iron skillet, and cook the onions for 5 minutes until they start to soften.

    Add the beef, chili powder, coriander, oregano and kosher salt. Break the beef up with a wooden spoon and cook until it browns, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

    3 Line the pan with tortilla chips: This is not an exact science—I probably used 6 to 8 handfuls of tortilla chips to line the sheet pan. You want them close and touching and mostly in one layer, but not too high.

    4 Add the beef: Using a slotted spoon to drain off the fat, transfer the beef to the pan with the chips, scattering it evenly across the pan. Be generous—you’ll use it all up.

    5 Add the toppings: Add the bell pepper, black beans, corn, black olives, and cheese.

    6 Bake the nachos: Bake the nachos in the oven for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until the cheese melts and becomes bubbly.

    7 Drizzle the crème and serve: Remove the sheet pan from the oven and sprinkle with the fresh cilantro.

    Serve the pan as is right on the table with little bowls of the garnishes alongside.

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Mezcal Old Fashioned

Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Mezcal
  • .5 ounces simple syrup
  • dash of bitters

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to an old fashioned glass, add ice, stir. Garnish with an orange.

 

 

oscar and i wish you a very happy and peaceful weekend!

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34 Comments

  1. Barbara McVey wrote:

    I am wanting to make this recipe. But, I am confused when you say “drizzle the creme”. What are the ingredients for the creme? You list the garnishes but I do not see the ingredients for the creme? Thanks!

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • that was a typo, barbara. there’s a variation that includes an avocado creme drizzled on top but we chose to omit that step. the recipe has been updated.

      Posted 11.6.20 Reply
  2. Annie L. wrote:

    Good morning, Beth! Who cares what anybody might say about your fashion choices! You’re a Doll! Thank you for all your hard work on your blog! I’m grateful to read about you and WHAT you think, everyday. Afterall, you’re the one putting yourself out there. You’re SO brave. Glad you’re boys are by you. They certainly love you and support you! ME, too! 💝

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
  3. Sylvia Espinoza wrote:

    5 stars
    Great camo look, Beth. I’m hunting for just the right camo look for me. With Veterans Day observance coming next week, and as the spouse of a Vietnam vet, am drawn to the look! The nacho recipe sounds delicious! A bit more involved than how I make mine, but may give it a try for the added flavors in your recipe. Lastly, Fridays take on a special warmth once we see Oscar! Happy weekend to you & yours~

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • nachos are the easiest snack to make. and so many variations too. always good to hear from you.

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  4. Eve wrote:

    I fell in love with my Navy issue clothes when I joined the Navy many years ago. They are after all created by top designers. I love that other women outside the service discovered these great stylish coats and the suits, including the seersucker summer suit, were great. We wore navy with black back then.
    I love field jackets, barn jackets, bomber jackets and all things camo with color. I especially love this blue. Great post today. Hello Oscar, my Shadie says Hi!

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • the military has oodles of fashion inspiration. they truly nailed form and function!

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  5. Julie Greene wrote:

    Wow! I was surprised to see you kneeling on your replaced knee today in your photo with Oscar. Looks like a complete recovery. Lucky you!

    Those nachos sound delicious!

    Happy Weekend, Julie

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • my knee is doing well and i couldn’t be happier! thanks for noticing.

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  6. Cindy wrote:

    I love your outfit! It’s adorable as always. I always wanted to try camo outfits and you showed me it’s a great break from the every day same old-same old. When I wear it I think of my Dad, my brothers, my son and my grandson who serve or have served our great country. 🇺🇸

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • clothes do have a way of conjuring memories. how proud you must be of your family!

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  7. Carol wrote:

    You look stunning! Stylish with an edge! Cheers to the weekend!!!

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
  8. Kate wrote:

    I’m an English gal lady living in France….I saw a tres chic lady wearing a green camo print scarf, with a camel trench coat and heels-totally gorgeous! I had to buy a similar scarf, and whenever I wear it I feel it gives my outfit a real ‘edge’. Hooray for a little camo!

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • ooh la la! that sounds like a beautiful outfit. and i have a camo scarf…

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  9. Teresa Darnielle-Morse wrote:

    I think the camo outfit looks great! Love the photos of your dog too.
    I am not much of a cook but even I might be able to fix nachos! Thank you and have a good weekend.

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • isn’t it great to find a recipe that’s easy to make? and there are so many variations when it comes to nachos. enjoy!

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  10. Elise wrote:

    You indicated “i’m wearing a size medium. the fit is tts.”
    What is tts?

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
  11. Andrea wrote:

    I have never warmed to camo, but nachos have become a staple summer lunch, enjoyed in the gazebo. We missed our winter holidays in Mazatlan, Mexico, so much when returned that nachos became our homesick remedy. Ours are usually just nacho chips with melted cheese, with a bowl of salsa and raw veggie sticks – and of course cervesa.

    Sadly, we will miss our winter vacay this year, but you have saved the day, Beth. Your nacho/drink combo is perfect for a chilly Friday evening with a good movie. 🎁

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • i think a batch of nachos and an old fashioned are the perfect way to wind the week down.

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  12. Irene wrote:

    I like the blue variation and how you have styled it. I found it interesting that as I was researching information for a trip to Barbados that camouflage is prohibited in that country. I am Canadian and do not see as much of it here as I do in the States. After all, we do have the “Canadian Tuxedo” 😉

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • yes, there are several countries that do not allow camouflage. play it safe and leave the camo at home
      when traveling.

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  13. Deidra A Haywood wrote:

    5 stars
    Love the camo sweat shirt because it is a color other than the usual green. That blue is really nice. The nacho recipe looks easy, I must try it.

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • my exacts thoughts when i spied this sweatshirt at Athleta. i think you will love the nachos. it’s an
      easy weekend snack.

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  14. Polly Coleman wrote:

    What’s not to like about camo? i love this outfit- looks very comfy!

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • these joggers are oh so comfy! isn’t that what the weekends are all about? exactly.

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  15. Ana Parsons momana wrote:

    Beth, I have a similar blue camo sweater. Never thought to put a denim shirt underneath. Love the look. Great style tip.

    Posted 11.6.20 Reply
    • so glad you liked the sweatshirt with the denim shirt!

      Posted 11.7.20 Reply
  16. Christine Corser wrote:

    i love your camo sweatshirt! I found one at Costco (name fashion brand) but they didn’t have size L. I like them roomy with a t shirt underneath. When i returned the next week, all of them were sold! Darn. Have a nice week. Love your dog!

    Posted 11.8.20 Reply
  17. Judy Bell wrote:

    The nacho recipe looks so delish, and I’m planning to make this dish, however, there seems to be a step that’s missing. It says to drizzle the nachos with creme, but it’s not listed in the ingredients. The first picture also shows something that looks like queso being spooned over the chips. Can you help?

    Posted 11.13.20 Reply
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