My youngest son rows on his High School crew team. The team participates in about 5 regattas a season. They usually have to arrive on race day around 6 a.m. and don’t leave the race site until 6 p.m.. Feeding all those kids all day long is a serious production. If you have ever been to a rowing regatta you know what I mean. If not the only thing I can compare it to would be Woodstock. There are tents set up all along the race course and each tent is crammed with more teenagers than you can count, most are in sleeping bags and asleep, that is unless they are in lawn chairs eating. I know what you are thinking….. what about when they are racing. An average rowing race lasts 7 minutes. That’s right 12 hours at a regatta to watch your kid race for 7 minutes and really you can’t watch the whole race because its 2000 meters so it’s just the end which is more like 2 minutes.
So that being said getting food to a race and prepared takes up a lot of empty time. There is usually two grills going throughout the day, scrambled eggs and pancakes in the morning and chicken fajita’s and grilled cheese for lunch. I usually sign up for the baked goods – imagine that. I love to make them muffins and cookies.
This cookie recipe is a crowd pleaser, you like oatmeal – raisin, check. You like chocolate chip, check. You like coconut, check. You get the idea.