Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Going to the Beach: Dinner Planning and Meal Ideas
Our beach trip is approaching quickly and I am starting to get dinner ideas together for our group!
We like to do a mix of eating out for dinner and eating in. We have found that we can make amazing meals at our beach house for a fraction of the cost of eating out. Even if we spend more on groceries than we would typically spend, it is worth it.
Here is a sample Dinner Menu for our week long beach vacation....
Arrival Night: Taco Bar
We like to do this because it is quick and fun. We get ground beef for the tacos, seasonings, various taco shells, lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa, chips, queso and more!
Night Two: Surf 'n Turf, baked potatoes, roasted veggies, salad
This one is fun! We always pick up small steaks at the grocery store and then head over to the seafood market and look for something we either have never tried or something we love to pair with the steak.
Night Three: Visit a local restaurant
Who doesn't love a local restaurant! Check yelp for ratings.
Night Four: Shrimp Boil with peel and eat shrimp, potatoes, corn on the cob, salad and clams if they are available
This is the most fun! You dump a seasoning, like Old Bay, in boiling water and cook the corn and the potatoes. Then, when they are pretty much done, add in the shrimp and wait until they turn pink. Serve it up in a large bowl with some bowls for the peels scattered around the table and you have a party! Oh and lots of napkins!
Night Five: Visit a local restaurant
Night Six: Pizza Delivery and Leftovers
We usually have some leftovers, so we finish up the week with those leftovers and a couple of pizzas to round out the meal.
As we get closer, I will share the exact menus and grocery lists we will be using!
What are your favorite beach trip meals? Share below!