I can't figure out how boiled eggs go into gravy. . all chopped up? mashed? it sounds hideous, frankly. can you see egg bits? gravy should be smooth. That is the foundation of gravy; a smooth, viscous meat sauce.
That is so funny about the culture shock of the Sig. Other's family.
The first time I ate a meal at my now husband's house, his mom placed all the food on the table, while the three large men sat there, elbows all over the table, holding forks like cavemen, and they began eating like wolves, before she even sat her little self down!
I was stunned. When we had a family dinner, NO ONE ever started until mom was seated. Sometimes we said grace, not always, but we never ate but that mom was also seated.
They ate like it was nothing but business. almost no talking, just shoveling, then stood up and left the table when they were done, whether their mom was done or not.
We always sat around the table after eating, and talked, and nibbled and talked.