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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Eggs-ellent Ideas

Sorry, couldn't resist the title. I will admit - it reminds me of Mr. Burns.

Being on a low carb diet, I make myself some type of egg concoction most mornings. Adding that to the fact that I have six children, and did many years in the restaurant business, I have cracked and prepared a lot of eggs over the years. Here lately when cracking eggs I always remember and remark to myself how eggs are a metaphor for life. Do tell, you say...

One thing that I learned early on (after picking many a piece of eggshell out of the eggs) was that the best way to avoid eggshell in the eggs when cracking them is to just go for it. If you try to be careful when cracking them you are likely to fail. I now can (almost) every time take one hand and just crack the egg on the counter, stovetop, or pan; open, and drop the egg into the bowl or pan without a problem. Again, I learned that just going for it worked better than trying to be careful. Life lesson #1.

Also, when making most eggs, less is more. If you over stir or fold scrambled eggs they have a tendency to get tough and rubbery. You can also mess up other types of eggs by over-working them. Also, it is critical to remember that eggs continue cooking after taken from the heat. This is true whether scrambled, fried, boiled, etc. So again – less is more. Life lesson #2

Eggs are representative of life. They are truly potential life. If fertilized and nurtured they can become a fully functional animal that can produce more eggs. They can sustain life of humans or animals, and eggs in nature do sustain many animals as a food source. We have to recognize the wonder and potential in small things. Life lesson #3.

Eggs can be used in a myriad of ways. Alone or in a recipe they add nutrition, they bind other ingredients together, and can add bulk and/or flavor. If I have eggs and almost anything else in the house, we can have a meal. One has to be flexible and innovative – deal the hand dealt you. Life lesson #4.

So remember:
  1. Just go for it – or as Nike says “Just do it”! When doing something, commit to it.
  2. Don't overdo it, or belabor a point. Do what needs to be done.
  3. Observe and recognize the wonder around you.
  4. Be flexible. If the egg yolk breaks – you can always make scrambled!



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