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Cracked Eggs 
May 30, 2013 9:57 pm 
Updated: May 31, 2013 4:24 pm
I recently had a misfortune, however, the end result was not near as bad as it could have been...  In an attempt to "make room" in the frige for something, I dropped the container of eggs on the floor - an 18 pk which contained 10 eggs ( I discovered when I opened it, fearing the worst!)  What ran through my mind after the OH ****, was the old saying as I recalled it.  I have since done a bit of research, and the proper is: 

You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs!

Only 4 of the 10 had cracked...  The yolks were all intact, which I found amazing!  I used 2 of them for breakfast, and as I've done a time or two in the past, put the remaining 2 eggs in a container for later...  back in the frige, of course!

This brought forth a few thoughts, some of them well known, but I took it all a step further, and did some reasearch tonight...  Here's what I stumbled across...

Don't cry over spilled milk.  (I've heard that one all of my life!)

If the people don't have bread, let them eat cake!  (attributed to Marie Antoinette.)  I think I learned this in History class, but also may have been a "line" in a movie which ended with Marie "losing her head!"

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying " Onions can make even an Heirs and Widows weep."
I also found one that says, Life is like an onion.  You peel away layer after layer, and find that the inside is empty.  (is it me, or does "ashes to ashes" come to mind?)

What you see before you, my friend, is a lifetime of chocolate.  (Katherine Hepburn.)

An Irish toast, which I liked.
Here's to cheating, stealing, fighting, and drinking.
If you cheat, cheat death.
If you steal, steal a woman's heart.
If  you fight, fight for a brother.
If you drink, drink with ME!

A line from the movie "Steel Magnolias" (if I've not misquoted)  Olympia Dukakas says at a holiday party:  If you don't have anything good to say, sit next to me!  (ok, no food in that one, but still....  Can we talk GOSSIP?)

This one cracked me up (if you know me, you know I have a "twisted" sense of humor!)
Mario Batali is quoted as saying,
How can I take is seriously?  Even my best work turns to poop the next day!  (This during an interview discussing his success and notoriety.)

Couldn't resist, and my original intent was simply to list a number of "old time sayings," most of which we've all heard, but I could only come up with 4 of these listed...


Have a great day, and don't forget to be crazy and :)  Afterall, you could BURN  the SALAD tonight, or forget the recipe for ice cubes....  (those are mine!)

May 31, 2013 3:16 am
I have heard that Irish toast before and love it! How about: Some see a glass as half empty; others as half full; but an Irishman sees the glass and says "Are you going to finish that?" :)
May 31, 2013 7:45 am
Love the blog! Love the Irish sayings!
May 31, 2013 12:52 pm
As Erma Bombeck said, Life isn't always greener over the septic tank! Or If life is a bowl of cherries, why am I always in the pits? Good blog, thanks for the laugh.
May 31, 2013 1:42 pm
My G'ma used to chide us if we were being critical of someone by saying "Even a broken clock is right twice a day." And I have a Heloise type tip for you. If you drop an egg and it breaks sprinkle it with salt. It will dry up and be easy to clean up. Loved your quotes, you speak to my black Irish heart!
May 31, 2013 4:20 pm
Mother Ann, thanks for the laugh! I'd not heard that one (nor did I see it last night whilst cruising the net!) "Here's to US!"
May 31, 2013 4:21 pm
Cat, thanks...! Every now and then I "need a giggle," and this sort of thing tends to do the trick! Be well!
May 31, 2013 4:23 pm
Manella, don't know why I didn't think of Erma... I've got that book (plus some others!) NOTE to self: add cherries to shopping list - lol! BTW, "don't eat any sour grapes..."
May 31, 2013 4:24 pm
BigShotsMom, I think that "my clock" broke years ago! I have to read the "obits" in the paper just to see if I should get out of bed in the morning... Be well!
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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