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.
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.
joggers | sweatshirt | denim shirt | sneakers | old fashion glass
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.
An easy snack
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.
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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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
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!
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.
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! 💝
awww, thanks annie. what a lovely comment.
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~
nachos are the easiest snack to make. and so many variations too. always good to hear from you.
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!
the military has oodles of fashion inspiration. they truly nailed form and function!
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
my knee is doing well and i couldn’t be happier! thanks for noticing.
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. 🇺🇸
clothes do have a way of conjuring memories. how proud you must be of your family!
You look stunning! Stylish with an edge! Cheers to the weekend!!!
thanks for stopping by, carol!
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!
ooh la la! that sounds like a beautiful outfit. and i have a camo scarf…
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.
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!
You indicated “i’m wearing a size medium. the fit is tts.”
What is tts?
True to size
that’s correct. tts = true to size
tts = true to size.
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. 🎁
i think a batch of nachos and an old fashioned are the perfect way to wind the week down.
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” 😉
yes, there are several countries that do not allow camouflage. play it safe and leave the camo at home
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.
my exacts thoughts when i spied this sweatshirt at Athleta. i think you will love the nachos. it’s an
easy weekend snack.
What’s not to like about camo? i love this outfit- looks very comfy!
these joggers are oh so comfy! isn’t that what the weekends are all about? exactly.
Beth, I have a similar blue camo sweater. Never thought to put a denim shirt underneath. Love the look. Great style tip.
so glad you liked the sweatshirt with the denim shirt!
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!
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?
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