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Pasta Party and Race Snacks
Pasta Party Tips

Plan for at least 100 kids. The host family/families usually provide the pasta, sauce, protein and ice.  The key is to not turn down any help offered. If someone offers to help, ask them to bring a crockpot, cooked pasta, ice, or extra water. 

Pasta
Plan on about 20 pounds.  
Big chunky stuff works best. 
Cook it ahead of time, put it in Ziploc bags and reheat it briefly in boiling water before serving. 
(Keep a big pot of water hot on the stove).

Sauce
Offer several different types:
--red sauce (2-3 extra large Costco cans or 5-6 regular large jars)
--non-tomato (Alfredo or pesto -- about 6-8 cups of sauce)
--plain with butter (enough for 1 -2 pounds pasta)

Large cans of sauce from Costco or Smart & Final can be more cost effective.
Chafing dishes or crockpots work well to keep everything hot. 
Have a container of parmesan cheese available.

Protein
Runners need protein to go with their carbs.  Please offer for those who will eat it:
- meatballs (mini ones work best as kids tend to load up their plates: Ralph's will put on sale every so often; 400)
- grilled chicken strips is another great option (Costco sells in bulk, just reheat with a little olive oil and garlic)

Bread
Provided by other parents. They should deliver it cooked, cut up and ready to serve.  Should have serving trays available.

Salad/Fruit
Provided by other parents.   They should deliver it ready to serve.  Should have serving utensils available.

Dessert
Provided by other parents.

Water/Gatorade/Choc Milk
Provided by other parents. Have coolers and ice ready.

Tips
-Plan an efficient path for the food line, keeping as much as possible outside, especially the trash and ice chests.
-Have recycling tubs available for water bottles
-Station an adult at the pool, if you have one.
-As the kids leave, ask if they have everything they brought. Take lost and found items to the meet the next day.
-Have plenty of trash bags available; ask kids to help with clean up.


Thank you for your time, effort, and energy! 
Your commitment to our athletes and the Los Al XC program is greatly appreciated!

Race Snacks Information

Food Suggestions
Granola bars or energy bars                                  Snacks with peanut butter
Gummies/Gummy Bears                                       Chocolate milk
Protein shakes or bars                                           Pretzels
Gatorade

Delivery
Please bring snacks to the bus (or send with your runner) the morning of the race.

Pasta Party - September 21

Every Friday night before a race...please consider hosting!​  Contact Christina Elizarraras, Pasta Coordinator, at christinaelizarraras@yahoo.com

Hosted by: 

Hunter Family
​11682 Paseo Bonita
Los Alamitos 90720
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