When the writer of this bio first met Nancy Tresan, she approached and gave a long, hard stare.
Not accustomed to being scrutinized by such an attractive person, I found myself immediately intimidated, wondering, "Do I have something on my face?”
It was then that she fell out, unable to keep a straight face because despite being a Process Server, aka the Bearer of Bad News, she is by nature a light-hearted person.
“Ha ha, I had you fooled,” she guffawed, clearly enjoying the moment.
Suddenly I had a sense of what it must be like to be served a subpoena by someone who could pass for a super model.
“I’m not going to lie, it helps get the job done,” concedes Ms. Tresan.
She went on to explain how her job is half hutzpah, half knowing when people are at their most vulnerable.
“It’s not enough to show up at someone’s job (I do that only as a last resort). I try to corner them at a party or a bar, when they are super sensitive about their appearance,” Ms Tresan says,
If that doesn’t work, another sure fire method is to catch them waiting for the subway when they are bored out of their minds or during a football game when they are likely to be emotional, either by a big win or a crushing loss.
“This all started as a lark, when an old boyfriend dared me to do it. It was his job at the time, you see,” claims Ms. Tresan, “And in the end, I was a whole lot better at it then he was.”
Ms. Tresan enjoys cooking with gelatins. Today she shares her recipe for Molded Lime Salad, an unusual but bright flavor for your holiday festivities.
Molded Lime Salad
Lime Flavored Gelatin: 1 package
Water: 1 cup, boiling
Vinegar: ¼ cup
Salt: 1 teaspoon
Onion: 1 teaspoon, grated
Milk: 1 cup, evaporated
Pineapple: ½ cup, crushed, drained
Cucumber: ½ cup, unpeeled, grated
Pimento: 2 tablespoons, chopped
Dissolve gelatin in water. Add vinegar, salt, onion, and chill until mixture starts to thicken. Stir in milk, pineapple, cucumber, and pimento. Pour into individual tree-shaped molds, or ring molds may be used to simulate wreaths. Chill until firm. Makes 6 to 8 individual salads.
What is a pimento anyways? Nevermind. I don't want to know.