Recipe Box, Grillin’ & Chillin’ Vacation Week Menu

Restaurants are impossibly crowded at dinner time on the coast, and with little ones it isn’t really an option to eat out at night.  Sometimes we’ll boat to lunch, but we really prefer to just grill and chill..

The disadvantage of being a lifestyle blogger with a family of foodies, is that they have high expectations!

That’s okay, the guys did most of the cooking and everyone helped clean up.  Even the men know their way around a grocery store, so we take turns shopping. We had a week packed with good food, but we didn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen

Everything is easy to prepare, old favorites with a few new ones that will post soon

vacation week menu

The recipes highlighted in gold bold are new ones that I will be sharing soon

Click on the recipe title highlighted in green for the link to the printable recipe


Asian Glazed BBQ ribs


BBQ Asian glazed ribs


Corn on the cob


corn centerpiece 1


Bleu Cheese Lite Coleslaw


blue cheese lite coleslaw 1


Inside Out Berry Pie


inside out berry pie


Bobby Flay’s Brisket


bbq brisket

Vegetable Tian


vegetable tian

Salsa Bread

salsa bread


Omaha Steaks Bacon Wrapped Filets

Blender Bernaise

filet with bearnaise

Sunday Potatoes

Sunday potatoes


Snapper with Brown Sugar Mustard Glaze


snapper with Brown sugar mustard glaze

Uncle Ben’s Wild Rice

Strawberry Coleslaw Salad

coleslaw salad with strawberries, bacon & pecans


Chicken Fajitas with Roasted Vegetable Salsa


pork BBQ tacos with vegetable salsa


Chili Lime Corn & Queso Nachos


chili lime corn nachos



Coconut Shrimp


coconut fried shrimp

Tempura Onion Rings


onion rings

Roasted Stone Fruit Salad


stone fruit salad



Bacon Wrapped Sweet Chili Shrimp

Omaha Steaks Pork Burgers with bleu cheese buns


bleu cheese buns

Slow Cooker Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes


slow cook scalloped potatotes

Mixed Green Salad

Berry Cheesecake Galette


blueberry cheesecake galette3


Grilled Teriyaki Chicken Thighs [we used Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki Bottled Sauce to marinate] Use bone-in thighs with skin for the most flavor


teriyaki sauce

Grilled Pineapple Rings

Frozen Garlic Bread


Sesame Peanut Noodles with Snow Peas


sesame noodles


We always serve buffet style, that way, everyone can help themselves when they’re ready


Saturday chicken buffet



Cooks Night Off!  😴

One thing that keeps dinner simple is to stock the freezer with goodies from Omaha Steaks– not only do they have a variety of meats, they have sides, appetizers and desserts too

We love their burgers and bacon wrapped filets.  It’s nice to know there’s something in the freezer to throw on the grill   🍔   We tried the pork and bacon burgers last week, but they weren’t as good as the regular beef burgers and we couldn’t taste and bacon.  HH & I also recently had the Chicken Fried Chicken with white gravy and that was really good!

Watch their website for specials and free shipping deals and stock up

This is not a sponsored post, just sharing what we like!

Wishing you a summer full of Grillin & Chillin!


grillin and chillin platter


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19 Responses to “Recipe Box, Grillin’ & Chillin’ Vacation Week Menu”
  1. Jemma says:

    Your menu for the week is infused with nutrition, tastiness and variety! I love it all, especially that pie, but I do have a sweet tooth:)
    Thank you for joining us today at TOHOT!

  2. Jenna, your organization inspires me! I always love all of your recipes, I guess, I am a little jealous over your access to wonderful Gulf seafood. I am particularly fond of snapper and this looks delicious! Happy Thursday at the beach!

  3. Jacqueline says:

    Oh my goodness! I am coming over to stay for a week! Wow, what a menu! We are lucky to get a couple of meals! Glad hubby isn’t reading this! To die for week!

  4. Summer Daisy says:

    That inside out berry pie looks so inviting ♥

  5. Michelle says:

    Yum it all looks so good. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Lynn says:

    Everything looks great, it’s so hot right now the nachos would be my choice:@)

  7. Stacey says:

    It’s official – your family is so lucky and very spoiled. Can I join in? This all looks amazing!

    Happy Thoughts of Home Jenna. 🙂

  8. Whew! what a great week of eating. You are organized but how fun to have it all written down and do it again next year without having to plan again. I love all the pics too. Your family is blessed.

    • Thank you Bonnie, I promise it was pretty effortless, but there is no way we would do it the same next year, my group always wants something new and different! Luckily everyone loves to help, so we have a lot of fun planning 🙂 >

  9. What a fantastic menu! I can’t wait to try the inside out pie and coleslaw.

  10. Jodi says:

    Dang! It’s time to go to bed, and I’m hungry all over again! Amazing yumminess!

  11. Mary says:

    Your family eats so well, especially for a holiday week Jenna! It’s been oppressively hot here and I can’t even think about turning on the oven and my hubby said yesterday was too hot to grill! Thank goodness for rotisserie chicken from the grocery store 🙂

  12. I want to come to your house for dinner. Every day sounds wonderful!

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