Do you remember the episode of Friends when Rachel made the dessert for Thanksgiving dinner? Having no idea how to cook or read a recipe, she accidentally put beef in the trifle. While everyone else at the table could hardly stomach a single bite, Joey responded, "Custard, good. Jam, good. Meat, good!" without even realizing that an error had been made.
Maybe you’re observing lent. Maybe you’re trying to save a little money or test out vegetarianism. No matter what you are currently doing, it's my goal to persuade you to join my school of thought: Eggs are allowed at the dinner table. In fact, eggs thrive at the dinner table.
Get those pencils sharpened and your new shoes laced, because it's time to slip back into a routine. It seems like we've all got back-to-school on the brain—even those of us with seasonal clocks that no longer begin and end with summer break. And even though life may get a little more predictable in the twilight days of summer, it doesn't get any easier—especially for those manning the kitchen.
A few summers ago, I volunteered to spend several messy days atop a wobbly ladder repainting the entire interior of a house -- for free. A couple of years later, I volunteered to spend a tiresome afternoon setting up a nursery and what felt like a thousand-piece dresser for this same home -- for free.
Why on earth was I volunteering for all this free labor??? Because both times, my friends who owned the home promised me a free, home cooked meal as payment.
Looking back now, I realize my friends were geniuses.