Menu Plan for the Week and Some Teenager Food MathBy Laura · Jul,07 2013
We continue to have houseguests, and have been having such a great time. Asa and Justus are at church camp, so while we are so proud of them and excited about what they are learning, we sure do miss them being home! Can’t wait to hear about their adventures. :)
As I have been cooking for our guests, but not cooking for my teenagers, I have really learned about how much my two oldest boys eat. Here is a little story problem for you:
The Coppinger family of 6 has 2 teenagers away at camp. They have welcomed 4 guests into their home while their boys are gone. If Laura continues to prepare the same amount of food she normally serves at each meal, what amount of food will she have leftover at the end of each meal?
Give up? Our family of 6 take away 2 equals 4 plus 4 guests equals 8…eating the same amount of food normally prepared for 6 and leaving leftovers.
Conclusion: My teenagers eat as much food as two or three people…each. I knew they ate a lot, so this has been eye opening to experience just how much they can put away. I love that they are such good eaters! You can bet I’ll be making their favorites when they come home. Have I mentioned that I miss them?
Here’s our menu this week (for 6-2+4=8 people)
Saturday, July 13
Homemade whole wheat donuts, blueberries
Grilled steak, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, tossed salad