Earlier today I was doing my menu plans for the week, taking my ideas from my Coastal Dining board over at Pinterest. Now that things have finally heated up here in Florida I've been in the mood for good summertime coastal kind of food - seafood, salads, fresh fruits, savory sandwiches, and of course just about anything fresh off the grill. Sounds good don't you think?
Grab an ice cold drink and claim a beach chair while I take you along on a little coastal dining adventure! Be sure to click the link below all photos to go directly to the recipes.
On the menu for this evening is grilled snow crab and corn on the cob. I pinned this from one of my long time blogging buddies, Chris from Nibble Me This. I'll tell you, Chris is like a grilling god! Head on over for his step by step process to make this simple, super delicious meal.
|Grilled Crab Legs and Corn|
Monday - Mini Muffulettas from Southern Living via My Recipes, served with chips and lemonade. Perfect for a pool side Monday evening "I'm too tired to cook" kind of meal.
|Grilled Corn Salad|
Wednesday - Quick and easy salmon burgers. I've linked to a simple recipe from Coastal Living for you, but to be honest I buy my fresh salmon patties made up already from the seafood department of my local grocery store. Easy is the way to go on weeknights.
Thursday - Take a look at this bowl of deliciousness from Iowa Girl Eats. Kristin calls this wonderful greens, greens, and more greens salad a Green Juice Salad. This is the dish the leftover grilled chicken from Tuesday will be used for. I will be grilling it using the marinade suggest in this recipe when I make the chicken for Tuesday evening, it sounds delicious!
|Green Juice Salad|
Friday - When Friday rolls around the last thing I feel like doing after work is cooking. I've recently discovered this amazing little restaurant smack in between work and home where I can stop in to get wonderful take out seafood. My very favorite choice would be the lobster rolls - just like in New England! Since I have yet to snap a photo of the lobster rolls at my new favorite spot, I thought I'd share a photo from Che Che's Blog for you to oooh, ahhh, and drool over.
Saturday - These days Saturdays are usually cook free days around here. I like to have an assortment of deli meats, cheeses, fresh fruit, and assorted breads and crackers on hand. Everyone can make themselves sandwiches, or as I am more likely to do is to make up a nice little platter to snack on. Just add a nice glass of wine - heavenly. This gorgeous photo is from Gareth Morgans Photography. Be sure to stop over to see more of his wonderful work.
That wraps up today's coastal dining adventure. For more excellent coastal summer meals be sure to follow my Coastal Dining board over at Pinterest. There is a widget available on my sidebar for you to link over.
Now I'm off to make our dinner and get myself ready for another long hard week at work - with any luck that will all be over soon. Wishing you a wonderful week!