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.
"AUNT YETTA'S LEMONY LEMON SQUARES"
* 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.
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 7:26 AM