Sister’s Cookbook

So every summer some of my sisters and I take a trip to Cocoa Beach for a long weekend. I wrote more about this past year’s trip here if you want to read more about it.

One of the best things we do during this trip, is we team up and each team of 2 cooks once during the trip. That also means that you only have to do dishes once during the trip. After it’s all said and done, you’ve only had to cook and clean up after one dinner, and then you are waited on the rest of the week! It’s great, because we end up saving a lot of money by not eating out every night, we always have incredible meals, and it doesn’t feel like a chore to cook because you have one person to do it with, and you only have to do it once. It’s the best system.

We always say that it is a competition, and we like to keep our meals a secret until we present them to the group, but we always end up oohing and ahhing over every dish and never actually end up voting on them. We also always say that we want to make a Sister cookbook with all the recipes, so I figured I would at least start with the recipes from this year!

Hope you all enjoy. They are killer.

Night 1:

Moroccan Fish with Mango & Couscous with a Creamy Kale Caesar Salad


Night 2:

Chicken and Cheese Tostadas with a  Corn and Black Bean Salad



Night 3:

Grilled Chimmichurri Steak and Shrimp with Mexican Street Corn and Sweet Potato Fries and aioli

  • Marinate the steak and shrimp in some of the chimmichurri sauce, and then after grilling drizzle some over the top
  • We (and by we, I mean Lydia. She is a whiz in the kitchen) made the aioli with sour cream instead of mayonnaise, and added some of the chimmichurri sauce to the aioli. It was literally perfection.



Strawberry and Cream Crepes with Sausage Patties and Scrambled Eggs

  • They did not use the orange liqueur that the recipe calls for. It was just the closest recipe I could find to share!
  • Oh and we also had mimosas 😉


Let’s just say that we know how to do food. It’s so fun to share our different tastes and recipes with one another once a year and be able to serve each other in the meantime.

*Photography by Abigail Peyton

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  • Reply Carly

    Wow, these meals look like a professional chef made them! You and your sisters must be great cooks. Sounds a like a great way to save some money and still enjoy great meals on vacations
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    August 23, 2016 at 3:21 pm
    • Reply Nicole George

      Oh thank you Carly! Yes, they are super talented in the kitchen. And honestly, we prefer the meals at home more than the one that we go out to eat! So much less maintenance.

      August 31, 2016 at 9:30 am

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