street taco friday | mexican beer cocktail | fridays with oscar

as we close another week, i hope you have been digging into some long put-off household projects and tasks. now is the perfect time to do just that. it feels good to clean out the garage, the cupboards, the basement and just generally spring clean. having these things done before the weather calls us outside to work on garden projects will feel like a great accomplishment! so far this year, i have shared several home refresh projects with you: bathroom, bedroom, closet remodel, closet cleanse, kitchen and laundry, home gym, living room and home office. check out any of these recent posts to get inspiration for home projects! this week, i wanted to lighten things up with an anytime favorite: tacos. for our recipe today, it’s street taco Friday and Mexican beer cocktail, the Michelada. read on for the recipes!  

outfit of the day 

today’s outfit is perfect for a mild, sunny day. my white denim skirt from J.Crew is making its spring debut and it just goes so well with this light safari-style khaki jacket (limited supplies similar here and here) from Talbots. i love the color combination of khaki and white, it’s a perfect canvas to add a color pop or a colorful pattern. today i went with a multi-color stripe top. and for a little bling a sterling silver heart necklace from Lagos is casually chic.

and what better to pair with this ensemble than pecan-colored leather slide sandals. these Cypress sandals are a new purchase from J.Crew. the interlocking straps are a comfortable soft leather. the lighter tan color matches well with my white denim/khaki color combo. 

trench coat | trench coat 2 | trench coat 3 | stripe tee | pencil skirt | sandals | belt

chicken street tacos

tacos are one of our favorite dishes in the djalali house. there are myriad ways to do a taco night, and we kept things simple this week with a street-style taco. typically a street-style taco is known to have corn tortillas filled with grilled, seasoned meat; topped with chopped onions, cilantro and a squeeze of lime. that’s it! but don’t forget the salsa and the pickled onions!

chip and dip | chip and dip 2 | tortilla warmer | placemats (discontinued similar tablecloth) | napkinsstainless steel fry pan

for this recipe, to get the crunchy, caramelized effect of a grill, i first browned my boneless skinless chicken thighs and cooked them through. once they were cooked, i shredded them in the pan, added more oil and browned them some more. 

i used a taco seasoning packet for seasoning the chicken, but instead of cooking it to the package directions, i simply sprinkled about a tablespoon over the chicken after i shredded it in the pan.

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Chicken Street Tacos

Ingredients

  • 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • corn tortillas
  • chopped white onion
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime juice
  • salsa
  • chips

Instructions

  1. heat 2-3 tbsp oil in skillet and add chicken thighs

  2. brown well on each side and cook through (chicken thighs are done at 175F)

  3. take off heat and let cool enough to handle, then shred chicken thighs in the pan

  4. set burner to low and add remaining oil. sprinkle about 1 tbsp of taco seasoning (add more or less to taste)

  5. continue cooking on low to incorporate the spices into the chicken while you finish prepping the toppings

  6. warm tortillas in a handy tortilla warmer like i did, or, place several tortillas on a plate and cover with a moist paper towel and microwave for about 20 seconds.

  7. serve tacos with the toppings, lime wedges and chips and salsa.

 

for the quick pickled red onions: 

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Quick Pickled Onions

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 juice of 1 lime
  • 1/3-1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp honey to taste

Instructions

  1. toss all ingredients together in jar or bowl

  2. cover and refrigerate, let sit for at least half an hour before serving, but they will get better with an overnight in the fridge

michelada – authentic mexican beer cocktail

and now for the cocktail.  this was picked by kelly.  it’s refreshing with a bite.  we loved it.  

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Michelada (Mexican Beer Cocktail)

Instructions

  1. run a lime wedge around the rim of a glass and dip in coarse sea salt and Tajin.

  2. fill beer glass with ice cubes.

  3. add Clamato juice, lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, hot sauce and a dash of chili powder.

  4. top with your favorite Mexican beer. stir and enjoy immediately.

 

tajin | pitcher | pint glasses | serving tray

fridays with oscar

here we are again, another end to the work week and another close to fridays with oscar. we are working hard here at style at a certain age to bring you relevant content for these uncertain times, as well as uplifting thoughts and informative tips and tricks. i do hope you find some inspiration, solace and support from the community here on the blog. we are all in this together, doing our parts as individuals to come together as one, for each other. and we do want to take a moment and give a shout out to local and online business. Pet Supplies Plus local store in Athens is keeping oscar and ollie happy and healthy. and check out The Houndry Life that offer the cutest pet beds with removable covers made in America. 

take care and be well, oscar, ollie and i wish all of you a restful weekend.

trench coat | trench coat 2 | trench coat 3 | stripe tee | pencil skirt | sandals | belt

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18 Comments

  1. Jean Bertrand wrote:

    Beth, where did you get those turquoise placemats and napkins? Love them!

    Posted 4.3.20
    • hi jean! hope you are well. we updated the post with a link. the placemats and napkins have been discontinued but there’s a few napkins that can be had. xo

      Posted 4.3.20
  2. Sylvia Espinoza wrote:

    Street Tacos! Yum! Always flavorful, colorful, with textures that appeal. Yum! Would you believe I shred leftover roast and fry it up a bit, then on to a warm corn tortilla with shredded green cabbage and red cabbage, radish rings, cilantro, green onion strip, avocado slices, or guacamole, and salsa. Colorful & tasty, too. It’s my go-to substitute for beef fajitas…which I absolutely love! Of course, it’s great on flour tortillas, too. Today’s recipe & pics are making my mouth water! Another Fridays With Oscar winner. Thank you and keep staying safe~

    Posted 4.3.20
    • that’s a great suggestion, sylvia! and you can make tacos from just about anything under the sun. love that you’re making good use of your leftovers. xo

      Posted 4.4.20
  3. carol severson wrote:

    Love that you used Corona beer in your cocktail! Stay healthy and safe.

    Posted 4.3.20
    • just heard that Mexico shut down their factory as it’s considered non-essential. good thing I had one more sip before it disappears from the shelves.

      Posted 4.4.20
  4. Cindi Bennett wrote:

    Love fashion, plus your porch!
    🙂 Not into cooking.

    Posted 4.3.20
    • well, that’s two out of three. but what are you eating these days? hopefully, lot’s of easy peasey healthy salads. xo

      Posted 4.4.20
  5. FRANCES wrote:

    4 stars
    Love the colours in the top – such a useful piece. Beth, you are doing a marvellous job keeping our spirits up at such a difficult time, mind you, sweet Oscar is at your side and simply adores you. Love to all your family and keep well.

    Posted 4.3.20
    • oscar is my best buddy (ollie too). don’t know what I would do without them. take care! xo

      Posted 4.4.20
  6. Cindy Woods wrote:

    Corona, haha!! Take that, you nasty virus!! Lovely post…I thoroughly enjoyed all of it.

    Posted 4.3.20
    • thanks so much for stopping by, Cindy! stay safe and healthy. xo

      Posted 4.4.20
  7. Lucy Amelia wrote:

    Beth,
    Thank you for simply being there throughout the week. You are a beacon of light in troubled water. It’s so refreshing to see what you have going or what you are doing and of course seeing your ootd.
    Thank you so much!

    Posted 4.3.20
    • one thing i learned is that you have to get up and throw on some clothes each and every day. so why not make the best of it? take care, lucy. xo

      Posted 4.4.20
  8. Eve wrote:

    I saw a Latino woman lay her tortillas on top of a gas burner to warm it and for a couple of people that just worked out great. Seconds on and flip. We have gas for cooking. I really like it better than electric. I haven’t tried the recipe yet but I will. Sounds wonderful.
    I like khaki and white together too. It’s already to hot here for jackets but a vest is still fine in the mornings. Hug Oscar for those of us who miss our dogs.

    Posted 4.3.20
    • that’s a great suggestion for the tortillas. love it when the tacos are served warm! take care, eve! xo

      Posted 4.4.20
  9. Debbie wrote:

    5 stars
    Try Penzy’s Bold Taco seasoning, my family loves it. It comes for chicken also but I use the Bold taco seasoning for both. All their seasonings are greater can be bought online.

    Posted 4.4.20
  10. Suzanne M Smith wrote:

    Mmmmm. Looks good–I’ll have to try your version. We do similar meals here as well. I love that they’re light but flavorful. Hope your weekend will be comfortable and relaxing. Put your feet up! How’s the new puppy getting along with Oscar and Ollie? I bet they’re enjoying one another.

    Posted 4.4.20

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