Family Dinner Ideas for Saturday Night

32 Family Dinner Ideas for Saturday Night | Renée at Great Peace #familydinnerideas #dinnerideas #mealplanning #family #dinner

Sitting down to a family dinner is an important part of every household and should be taking place at least once a week if not daily.  It is common knowledge that life gets busy for everyone, especially those that have a family. From long days at work and school to packing everyone up to cart them off to extracurricular activities, parents these days have a […] Read More

15 Leftover Turkey Recipes

15 Leftover Turkey Recipes | Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #Thanksgiving #family #ihsnet

With Thanksgiving coming up soon I’m sure you are imagining delicious turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. Just last week at our church potluck someone made a casserole and when asked they said it was basically Thanksgiving in a crock-pot. Yum! Casseroles are just one of the ways to utilize leftover turkey. Thanksgiving dinner gives us that sense of comfort that we often seek […] Read More

Fall Family Dinner Ideas Using Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Fall Family Dinner Ideas Using Savory Pumpkin Recipes | Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #dinnerideas #fallrecipes #savorypumpkin

While it might seem trendy the reality is pumpkin is a wonderful vegetable that is super healthy. It’s readily available and not very expensive. So it makes a great vegetable to be the central theme of your fall family dinner ideas.  I’m sharing ideas from appetizers to savory breads. Maybe you haven’t thought about appetizers as a dinner idea. They are great when gathering with […] Read More

Meal Planning without a Plan Saves Time and Money

Meal Planning without a Plan | Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #groceryshopping #savemoney

As a homeschool mom, I’m always looking for ways to stretch a dollar. One of the ways that I do this is by meal planning without a plan.  What? You may be wondering how that is even possible. How can someone save money without having a plan for meals before grocery shopping? Meal Planning by Grocery Shopping For me, meal planning should begin where your […] Read More

25 Autumn Dinner Ideas to Warm Up the Family

25 Autumn Dinner Ideas for your Family | Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #autumndinnerideas #dinner

Autumn is in full swing here in northwest Missouri. The temperatures have dropped, The trees are turning those gorgeous colors and fall is definitely in the air. I love it. And I love when I can start letting go of hot summer dinner ideas and start focusing on autumn dinner ideas. It is my absolute favorite time of the year.  This is the time of […] Read More

13 Must Try Apple Recipes for Autumn Meals

13 Apple Recipes for Autumn Meals | Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #autumn #fallrecipes

I love apples. I could eat an apple every single day. But they are even better when they are part of an apple recipe that fulfills my craving. Autumn is the perfect time for apple recipes and this list of 13 apple recipes is sure to please.  This post contains affiliate advertisement links. Whether you are looking for autumn meals for breakfast, lunch or dinner, […] Read More

Quick & Easy Apple Pie for an Autumn Snack

Quick & Easy Apple Pie Snack via Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #homemaker #ihsnet

Have you ever gone camping or had a backyard campfire with your family? Did you ever make campfire apple pie? You know those pie presses where you place some apple or cherry pie filling between two pieces of buttered bread, press it all in the pie press, and place the pie irons in the campfire. When it comes out, you have this deliciously crisp, gooey […] Read More

Gourmet Autumn Lunch Ideas With Apples

Gourmet Lunch Recipes Using Apples via Renée at Great Peace #mealplanning #lunchtime #homemaker #ihsnet

During the autumn months, apples are a staple in our fruit basket. There’s just something comforting about biting into a juicy, sweet, apple when it is starting to turn cold outside. But apples are so versatile that they can be used for so much more than just a sweet, crunchy, anytime snack. But you can elevate the simplest of ingredients into a gourmet lunch using […] Read More