From 1882: Hot Egg Salad

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My semester is finally winding down – my first PhD semester. How do I feel? Bad. That’s it; just bad. I mean, I’m loving all the stuff I’m learning, and I love researching and writing, but talk about taking a lesson in humility.

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From 1908: Lyonnaise Eggs

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You know what this recipe tastes like? A vegetarian version of biscuits and sausage gravy. You get the thick, rich gravy and the taste of butter and onions, but it just doesn’t have any sausage in it. And, you know what? I didn’t even miss the sausage. It was so flavorful and creamy, and over sliced eggs and toast, it’s just as filling, I promise! I guess technically, since there’s no meat and no drippings, it’s probably more appropriate to call it a “white sauce” rather than a gravy. But, it acted and tasted like a gravy to me, so there you have it! Gravy it is.

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From 1905: Eggs Scrambled in Tomatoes

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It was the year 1905, and though the phrase “American Dream” hadn’t yet been thought up, the concept was alive and well. Everyone was out to forge his own path, find success, and maybe even make a fortune in the wide, open opportunity that was America. And, the “rags to riches” stories that made it into the spotlight, like those of Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, made the possibility of success beyond the wildest of dreams seem entirely reachable.

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