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If I Have an Inner Julia Child, Now's the Time to Show It

I don't usually watch cooking shows, but I have seen a few snippets here and there of Julia Child.  I love her sense of humor.  She made cooking look easy, even if things didn't go exactly as planned. 

I'm hoping that I have a bit of Julia Child in me.  The stake Relief Society president (head of the church women's organization for several congregations), asked me on Sunday if tomorrow I would give a 45-minute demonstration on how to can tomatoes.  In theory, I'm OK with that.  I'm fairly comfortable teaching, and I do know how to can.  In practice, I'm a little worried. Forget the fact that I haven't actually canned tomatoes. The processing time for pints is 40 minutes, so obviously this demonstration will need to utilize the magic of cooking shows.  You know, you put the food in the oven, turn around, and voila....it is done!

The problem is, I'm not a magician.  I'm afraid I'll go to pull the finished product out, it won't be done, and the wittiness of Julia Child will elude me.   Oh, the pressure.....

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