Weekly Menu Plan: French Fried and Properly Seasoned

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One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]

Eat Well, Spend Less June Summer Travel Wrap-Up

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This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less posts were all centered around saving money and eating healthy during the crazy summer full of travel, camping, vacations and the everyday schedules. Whether you’re planning to head to the lake or go somewhere tropical, we have the tips to make it as hassle free and doable as possible. […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Balancing Meals and the Summer Schedule

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Welcome to the June edition of the Eat Well, Spend Less series. This month we’re focusing on meal and snack time during the summer, whether it’s during air travel, on a road trip, camping, in the heat or just while juggling the craziness of the summer schedule. Here on Food for My Family, I’ll be […]

The Monday Menu: Grilling It Up

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One of the things we strive for when planning our menus is making everything fit together into one nice, neat little package. We look to use ingredients in different ways throughout the week so that we’re benefiting from the ability of do-aheads and being able to buy in bulk. We also benefit from a well-stocked […]

Rosemary Grilled Scallops and Creamy Gruyère Polenta

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Grilled scallops are covered in fresh rosemary and placed atop a pillow of creamy Gruyère polenta. This is backyard barbecue at the next level. For the seafood haters, we’ll have grilled lamb chops to grace the polenta, too. Don’t you fret. There’s this panic that’s sort of lurking in the background, almost like a lump […]

Rosemary Grilled Scallops with Creamy Gruyère Polenta

For the polenta: 4 3/4 cups water 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 sprig rosemary 1 cup cornmeal polenta 3 tablespoons butter 5 ounces Gruyère, shredded For the scallops: 1 pound fresh sea scallops 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper Preheat grill […]

Homemade Ginger Ale for Summer Evenings

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Summer is here. Cool off and take refuge from the sun with some homemade ginger ale, perfect for sitting by the pool, with rum as a cocktail or with dinner on the patio. (Note to self: finish patio construction.) Most days, my mornings are hectic. I get up to the sound of Ole’s alarm going […]