I was involved in fundraising at the temple that my children attended. It was a lot of work but great fun working with the other women in the group. We did fashion shows, pot luck suppers and dinner dances.
But I will never forget one spring, much like the one we are having now, that I decided our group was going to sponsor a fashion show with a twist. Women would model fashions they designed and sewed. I held sewing sessions at my home, and we had a blast. So that part worked great.
The food was going to be simple – some type of pasta, plus salad and a great chocolate dessert. Some of us made large pans of pasta at home and brought them to the temple to be warmed in the large commercial ovens the temple had.
The tables were set. Everything looked beautiful with colorful spring flowers. Out came the rolls and salad. No problem. Now it was time for the heaping plates of pasta. But wait…some of the pasta was cold. Why? It turned out the some of the oven burners didn’t work, so the top layers warmed but the bottom was still cold.
Here we are with 150 women waiting for their meal. You know the old saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.” My girl friends said they knew we were in trouble when I rolled up my sleeves and washed my hands. And they definitely thought I had lost my mind when I pushed my hands down to the bottom of the first pasta pan, which was cold, and mixed it with the hot pasta on top. I figured mixing hot and cold pasta together would produce something warm and I was right. It saved the day but it is not something I want to experience again.
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