Photo by Paul J. Taylor
So I was asked to provide food for an organization function. I have done this in the past. Cooked chicken or char siu for 100 people. Baked delicious vegan pastries and cookies. Created decorated finger food for children. I can also cook a number of “ethnic” specialties quite well. Yes, I have many talents and I have used them numerous times in the past for this organization. So I listed a few of the things I could bring.
They were all rejected. Guess what I was asked to bring? A jello mold!
Seriously, a jello mold? I don’t even know how to make a jello mold, but I imagine it has to do with hot water and jello boxes. What does it mean when the first thing I thought was, “Wonder if I can get one of those molds that looks like a giant brain?”
This is not quite as bad as the time I was asked to make and serve hot dogs. But it’s close. To my credit, I just said, “Oh, a jello mold? Okay.”