As Hawkeye Pierce once said, an egg is an amazing thing.
It is one of the few things in life that can only be enjoyed after you break it.
But I’m being premature, aren’t I? (I’m secure enough in my masculinity to admit that). Let’s do the title thing:
I love eggs. To be clear, there are many things in life that I like, such as sunrises, sunsets, watching old people smile (it’s nice because you know they’re going to be dead soon), eating a cheeseburger, and sixty-five more. But there are only a handful of things I love.
I suck at actually making every variety of egg (I was going to say I suck at actually producing them, but that’s a whole other ball game) but consuming a plate of freshly-scrambled eggs is akin to pure bliss in my books. Some of my fondest memories of my late creator involve her, as she put it, “Slaving over a hot stove to make you a hot breakfast!” (As opposed to slaving over a cold stove.) It may have broken her will, but my mom’s scrambled eggs made my childhood much more bearable. And my grandmother seemed to be happiest whenever we sat down as a family to devour her food, especially her egg-focused breakfasts.
Light, fluffy and smothered in salt. Scrambled eggs and women are both divine when served this way. Yes, feminists everywhere are screaming my name right now, but it’s all in the cause of making you laugh so I’m willing to take the hits.
There are millions of ways to produce eggs, especially the scrambled variety (I am neither a chef or a mathematician so don’t quote me) but I’ve always felt that eggs produced with love – whether they’re from a hen or a family member – taste the best. Food nourishes our bodies and keeps us alive, certainly, but as today’s guest will tell you, the perfect meal, of any scale, will nourish your soul as well.
Paula Roy has devoted her life to helping others see – and taste – the beauty of a simple meal prepared to perfection. With almost two decades’ worth of experience as a food journalist, she has enjoyed considerable success as a freelance recipe developer and spokesperson for national brands. Although we’ve never met in person she is someone I feel comfortable asking for money, and I can think of no better endorsement than that.
I knew when I started this post that I’d need an expert’s inspirational touch and so I asked her for an egg recipe to share with you. I had no idea she’d come though in epic fashion, with no less than five awesome creations. Paula’s creations will bring a smile to your soul that will last far longer than the meal (you’ll devour it in seconds, that’s how good it’s going to be) especially when shared with someone you love. And speaking of love, this first offering will give you a chance to bond with your kids while filling their bellies.
What’s that? You’d like seconds? All righty, then!
I’m going to save the remainder of Paula’s recipes/gifts to foodies for another day. Fair warning: Food plays a big role in this series so expect more gastronomical reasons to remain in the land of the living. And I admire anyone who can create dishes that are more complicated than frozen pizza. (Which means I admire everyone in the world except myself.)
See you in the lobby, friends…