hey gang! another friday is upon us. as my quest for the perfect summer top wraps up on the blog, i want to close the week with a casual sleeveless tank. we’re all about friday cool this week, but this isn’t your plain ol’ casual sleeveless top… we also have a delicious soup which can be served hot or cold – perfect for these hot summer days. and a slushy-style cocktail, minus the blender! it’s all here today, on fridays with oscar.
colorful outfit of the day
to round out summer tops week, today i have another great Anthropologie find. a colorful sleeveless tank with gorgeous embroidery. the deep saturated color you get from embroidery, versus a print really adds something special to this top.
metallic toe ring sandals from Banana Republic complete my friday cool look today. metallic sandals add panache to a casual outfit. any metallic sandal will go with everything, so they are a must-have and a go-to!
cold pea soup
this soup is a fresh and healthy way to start a meal on a hot summer day. serve it as a starter, or have it as a main course. its bright green color is so appetizing!
cold pea soup with herbed olive oil
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1.5 tsp kosher salt, more to taste
- 2 16 oz bags of frozen sweet peas
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- herbed olive oil, or plain olive oil optional
Melt butter in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened but not browned, 6–8 minutes. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 2 cups water, stir to combine, and bring to a boil. Add peas and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 2 minutes.
Remove pot from heat and stir in yogurt. Purée soup in a blender or in the pot using an immersion blender, thinning with water if soup is too thick, until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and let cool to room temperature. Transfer to a resealable container, cover, and chill at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
Divide soup among bowls and top each with a swirl of Herbed Olive Oil.
an immersion blender makes this recipe a one pot dish. but a blender will work too. you just might have to blend it in batches.
frozen sgroppino cocktail
this cocktail is so light, cool and refreshing. the frozen sgroppino has the consistency of a blended cocktail without needing a blender and ice. this drink calls for lemon sorbet to get the smoothness of a blended cocktail.
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz limoncello
- 1 scoop lemon sorbet
- 1 splash prosecco
- 1 lemon wheel as garnish
mix all ingredients in a bowl, mix with a whisk until smooth. garnish with a lemon wheel
fridays with oscar
well, gang this wraps another fridays with oscar. we’re also wrapping up summer tops week on the blog. all week i featured my favorite summer tops so far this summer. we started the week my favorite summer tops. i featured a fun sequin top worn two ways. yesterday i rounded up my favorite ways to wear matching separates. stay tuned all summer as i continue my quest for the perfect summer outfits! oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a wonderful weekend.