who’s ready for friday? and superbowl sunday? whether you’re into football or not, this year is a historic year as the oldest quarterback to date will take the field. and i’m rooting for 43-year-old Tom Brady. what a testament to personal excellence and his love of the game he plays so well. some say he’s cheated father time, but i think it’s his devotion to clean living (no booze, clean foods kinda life) which has given him the stamina needed to walk onto the gridiron week after week, year after year. and you know what? we still need a few superheroes in our lives. so go show ’em how it’s done, Tom Brady. go Bucs!
since it is superbowl weekend, i have a healthy snack on deck and a cocktail you can keep on hand in a pitcher. of course, oscar is here for his weekly gig, and i have a cute and comfy ootd perfect for friday. so come on in and sit a spell as we dish up another fridays with oscar – snacks for superbowl 2021 edition.
today’s ootd is a nod towards spring. once the calendar flips the page to february, i’m ready to break up with old man winter. don’t get me wrong, every year when he knocks on the door, i’m happy to welcome him into my life. who can resist those chilly temps he brings with him so i can wear sweaters and boots and outerwear to my heart’s content? but boy, oh boy i’m just as ready to bid him adieu after only a few short months. i mean, who wants their guest to overstay their welcome?
first off, utility pants are on-trend this year. what do i mean when i say utility pants? utility and cargo pants first got their start in the military but were popularized by the fashion industry in the 1990s. this year i think they’re trending due to comfort with a break from athleisurewear. typically they feature oversized pockets and a looser fit. this pair of utility pants has muted shades of pink and blue and hail from Anthropologie, my go-to store for those items that keep classic style from looking stodgy or stale. a blue tee (old, similar here and here) and slip-on sneakers (similar here) complete this casual-chic ootd. think i’m ready to cheer the GOAT on (greatest of all time)!
today’s cocktail can be made ahead in a pitcher. y’all know i love margaritas, and this one has a citrusy flavor thanks to blood oranges. it goes perfectly with an avocado tomato concoction that’s equal parts dip and taco topping. all the ingredients are fresh and healthy, but if you want to splurge and add chips, there are so many “healthier” varieties these days. terra chips are a good alternative, as are blue corn tortilla chips and green mountain gringo tortilla chips (just scour the labels for the best choice).
Place juices, tequila, orange liqueur and sugar in a large pitcher. Stir until sugar is dissolved and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Rim edges of glass with lime wedge and salt. Fill cocktail shaker and 8 lowball glasses with ice.
Pour enough margarita mix into shaker until it's ⅔ full. Shake vigorously for at least 30 seconds. Strain into ice filled glasses.
Garnish with blood orange slices, if desired.
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve! Yes, it's that easy.
happy friday, ladies! oscar and i wish you a lovely weekend. enjoy superbowl sunday!