Menu Plan for the Week (And Cake Boys Episode 6!)

Remember how we hosted our church’s high schoolers for “Huddle” each Sunday night during the ’11-’12 school year? When school started this year, we were deep in the midst of Matt traveling many weekends for York College soccer, as well as being very involved in our city league soccer (Matt is currently president of the board) and of course our boys play and/or referee. I’ve talked about it plenty – you know our family eats, sleeps, and breathes, and loves soccer from August until November. 

During those months, we still wanted to be a part of Huddle, so we loved it that our friends hosted and fed the kids – and Matt and I just got to show up! Now that life has settled down a tiny bit for us, it’s our turn again! 

This morning I made Baked Oatmeal, using this recipe – baking it in a pyrex dish for about 25 minutes.

Here’s what we’ll be feeding the teens tonight, and what our family will be eating the rest of the week:

Sunday, November 11
Baked oatmeal, pears
Roasted chicken, potatoes, carrots, gravy
 Huddle – Cheesy salsa enchiladas, spanish rice, tossed salad, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Monday, November 12
Warm pumpkin soother, toast
Tomato soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, fruit
Chicken alfredo with pasta, steamed broccoli and carrots

Tuesday, November 13
Scrambled eggs, whole wheat biscuits, applesauce
Potato soup, zucchini muffins
Teriyaki chicken and veggies with rice

Wednesday, November 14
Blueberry struesel muffins, bananas
Creamy mac and cheese, peas
Calico beans, tossed salad

Thursday, November 15
Coconut flour muffins, pears
Pizza boats, fruit
Cheesy beef and rice, green beans

Friday, November 16
Whole wheat pancakes, fruit
Chicken and noodles, carrots
Taco potatoes, fruit salad

Saturday, November 17
Homemade donuts, fruit
Sloppy joes, potato wedges, peas

And now…Cake Boys Episode 6, in which Justus shares his recipe! And he also uses food coloring. Ugh.  Why yes, we do compromise every once in a while. ;)


  1. Brooke says

    Hey Laura,
    I’ve got a question about your baked oatmeal. Can those be frozen either cooked or uncooked?? I’m thinking for making a big batch to have on hand for quick mornings. :) Thanks


    Laura Reply:

    I think I would bake it first before freezing it, then just thaw and rewarm in the morning.


  2. Amber Dawn says

    We love the “Cake Boys” videos! My kids and I just watched all 6 (again) because my 3 year old son kept saying “I wanna watch anudder one!” Thank you for sharing them with us! :)


  3. Brighid says

    What happened to Wednesday? All day out somewhere fun? Cake boys plan the meals for the entire day? :)


    Laura Reply:

    WOW!! What DID happen to Wednesday?? :) Thanks for pointing that out. When I was making my menu plan, I got Sun-Tues done…then went and worked on the weekend plan because I have cousins coming to visit…and apparently Wednesday fell out of my week. Yikes. We now have a plan for Wednesday, thanks to you. Otherwise, my family would have been awfully hungry that day. :)


  4. says

    Is that a 9×13″ pan for the baked oatmeal? Also, is evaporated cane juice similar to dehydrated cane juice(sucanat)? I love your site – thanks for all the great advice.


    Laura Reply:

    No, it’s actually a smaller one…what size are those smaller rectangles? 4x10ish?

    Evaporated cane juice is processed differently than dehydrated – I’m not exactly sure how, but the evaporated cane juice contains fewer nutrients.


  5. Alisha Sullivan says

    made the baked oatmeal this morning and it was a huge hit!! Thanks again for yet another quick and healthy meal!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *