35 Sensational Summer Dinners Every Family will Love

Did you notice that summer crept in amidst the tropical storm Bill that spanned half the nation? Neither did I, but once I realized it is actually summer my thoughts turned to dinner on the deck! I love sitting on the deck in the early evening with my family enjoying nature and sharing with each other in a summer time meal.

35 Sensational Summer Dinner Ideas from Great Peace Academy.com

Recently, although it was still spring, I had the pleasure of that experience with my mom and dad while they were visiting for a couple of days. It was truly a blessing that I the time I didn’t fully realize. 

I want to continue to have meals on the deck throughout the summer months whenever weather is permitting. Which is why I’ve been researching summer dinners to keep on hand so that I can whip up a delicious meal and have dinner on the table without too much effort.

Of course whenever I do a bit of research I like to hop over here on the blog and share with you my findings.


Summer Dinners Round Up
plus a Free Printable Summer Dinner Recipe

In the Crockpot


zulily Kitchen Sale

Kid Friendly

On the Grill

Quick & Easy

Romantic Date Night Dinners for 2

Summer Dinners: Roasted Lemon Chicken Recipe from GreatPeaceAcademy.com


Summer Roasted Lemon Chicken
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  1. 1 Whole Chicken
  2. 3-4 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. 1 Whole Lemon
  4. Salt & Pepper
  5. 1 T. Herbs de Provence
  6. 1 T. Thyme
  7. 1 T. Sage
  8. 1/2 T. Rosemary
  9. 1/2 T. Parsley
  10. 1/2 T. Paprika
  1. Prep chicken by removing the giblet package and discarding. Tuck wings and if necessary string legs of chicken together.
  2. Place chicken in a baking dish or roasting pan. Drizzle olive oil over the top. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze juice through a strainer over the top of the chicken, be sure to coat entire chicken. Place the lemon halves inside the chicken. Sprinkle salt, pepper, herbs and spices over the top, legs and wings of the chicken.
  3. Roast in oven at 325° for 1 hour or until roast is cooked through and golden.
  1. Since you have the oven heated, roast some of your favorite vegetables, (for example: asparagus, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, or squash). Simply clean, cube, drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast for 25 to 30 minutes.
Renée at Great Peace https://reneeatgreatpeace.com/

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What about you? Do you love summer dinners on the deck? Or do you prefer to be inside where the air conditioner can keep you cool? Truth be told I like it both ways. But I love spending time with my family and meal time is the perfect time to connect. 


Renée at Great Peace Academy





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