Friday, January 11, 2008

When you go on a job interview.

I've found that young people today make at least one crucial mistake when they have job interviews. They don't bring a little gift for the person interviewing them, or for the internal creative recruiter or headhuntress.

Over the years, I've found that almost everyone likes Lemon Squares, so I've included my Aunt Yetta's recipe here.



* 2 cups flour (use unbleached or whole wheat--Hecker's is the best!!!)
* 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
* 2 sticks butter (margarine's ok if you're baking for Uncle Dick)
* 2 cups sugar
* 1 tablespoon flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 4 eggs, well beaten (again for Uncle Dick, use Egg Beaters)
* 1 heaping tablespoon grated lemon rind
* 1/4 cup lemon juice

Sift flour and powdered sugar together. Cut in butter until well blended. Press mixture over bottom of a 9 by 13 by 2-inch pan. Bake about 25 minutes at 300° until lightly browned. Combine remaining ingredients and spread on top of the baked crust.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes about 12 servings.

Some people prefer to bring Coconut Patties, but once I brought them to the legendary George Lois and it turned out he was allergic.


Laura said...

I've been fortunate enough to have two people interested in working with me bring City Bakery Chocolate Chip cookies. They are devine and certainly do the trick.

george tannenbaum said...

you spelled divine wrong.