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How to Calculate the Right Amount of Pasta Salad and Coleslaw to Serve 60 People

When you're planning a party, food and drink will require the most planning and preparation. When you plan to serve a meal for 60, your best bet is to figure in a little extra food to make sure you do not run out of food. For example, calculate the right amount of pasta salad and coleslaw to serve 70 people instead of 60 to ensure there is enough food for all your guests.

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  1. Use the number 70 instead of 60 when calculating food amounts to give you a cushion for extra servings and leftovers. Guests may over-serve themselves at a buffet. Using the higher number will prevent food shortages.

  2. Multiply 142gr. by 70 to determine how much pasta salad you need. According to the Great Party Recipes website, you should figure 4 or 5 oz. of pasta salad per person. Multiplying 70 by 5 equals 350. Divide 9923gr. by 16 to get 9.92kg. of pasta salad. Round this up to 9.98kg. if you desire.

  3. Multiply 113gr. by 70 to determine how much coleslaw you need. According to the Great Party Recipes website, you should figure 3 or 113gr. of coleslaw per person. Multiplying 70 by 4 equals 280. Divide 7938gr. by 16 to get 7.94kg. of coleslaw.

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Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. As a regular contributor to Natural News, many of Hatter's Internet publications focus on natural health and parenting. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon.

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