it’s friday, gang! what’s on the menu this week? we’re dishing up a taco salad and margaritas. one of my kiddos is in town, so i’m cooking for three. the choices for dinner were a toss-up between shrimp pasta salad or a taco salad. as you can see taco salad won the vote which is fine by me. who doesn’t love a delish taco salad and margaritas? ‘cuz whenever i serve anything remotely connected to mexican or tex-mex fare a margarita is bound to be involved.
since fridays are always a laid back day for me, my style game matches my mood. today, i’m sporting a Lacoste tee last seen here, jean shorts that i discovered are waaaay too big for me (a non-scale victory with FASTer Way to Fat Loss), and a pair of brand new black sneakers with a little bling. the sneakers are similar to a pewter pair i’ve worn and loved for several years. both are from I.N.C. a brand exclusive to Macy’s.
some of you have commented that i’m looking thin as of late. this year i’ve tightened up my day-to-day diet by eliminating most grains, sugar, and carbs. when mr. style was diagnosed with cancer i’d already started my fitness journey. but i continue to be convinced that we can avoid so many diseases if we adopt a nutrient-rich diet. a healthy liver is of utmost importance so most days you’ll see my plate filled with delicious veggies, berries, fat from avocados or salmon, and nuts. sunflower seeds are a great addition to a healthy salad.
believe you me i know i’ve been under a considerable amount of stress these past few weeks and months. so i’ve been paying special attention to my sleep and eating habits which play a big role with our mental health. it’s truly one day at a time for me by placing one foot in front of the other. some days are better than other days (and some minutes are better than others), but i’m thankful for a job i love and friends and family who support me. and of course, i get to meet up with you every day. thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers.
both oscar and ollie make an appearance on the blog today. and my trusty photographer/videographer junior style is behind the camera snapping photos along the way as i sling together an easy peasy taco salad and margaritas that will serve a crowd. how do i squeeze all those fresh limes and lemons? with one of my all-time favorite kitchen gadgets a lemon/lime squeezer.
this batch of margaritas serves sixteen. a glass pitcher rimmed in blue was used for serving. if you choose super-sized margarita glasses like these this recipe will serve eight. or thereabout. ‘cuz these glasses are HUGE. don’t say i didn’t warn you.
all of the ingredients are placed in individual serving bowls so we can concoct a taco salad to our liking.
what do you think oscar’s thinking about now?
an easy healthy recipe to whip up on a moment’s notice. it’s the perfect summer dish. that’s why we love taco salad and margaritas at our house.
oscar and ollie in action this week.
all right, gang, it appears another week is in the books. TGIF! oscar, ollie and i wish each of you a lovely weekend.