My family and I are about to go on vacation in North Carolina. Oak Island actually. Do any of my essential oil friends make their own shark repellent? We’re renting a beach house with a kitchen so we’re going to cook probably all of our meals. I’m creating a dream week vacation menu for us. I love everything on it; I hope my family does too. Like all of my menu plans, I’m holding it loosely. I’ll leave room for the leading of our appetites, but my taste buds are so ready for this.
To create this all star eating list I’ve been thinking of the beach and the nice fresh seafood I know we can get there that you can’t in the Midwest. Also… this is North Carolina. My Grandma is from Roxboro. We have a little south in us so we must tip our hat while on vacation to the great food gift to the world that is southern cooking. Coconut cake, biscuits, shrimp, I wouldn’t mind some grits in there too.
Crunch and texture is a must for the beach, so plenty of crisp salads with fruit and nuts. Summer isn’t summer for me without BLT’s and iced tea and lemonade. Sandwiches are so Summer. Really anything handheld for me is beach worthy.
For some reason I’m including a lot of tacos. There’s something about a warm corn tortilla with spicy meat and lots of cilantro and onions that says summer to me. They are handheld too, maybe that’s the tie in.
So I have the menu, which I’ve made pretty just for this blog. It really just exists on my phone in notes. I also have made a Pinterest board because I cook from my phone, and I plan to then too.
What would be on your perfect summer week menu? What tastes like summer to you?