All week we slave away at our jobs, only to my told that our lives are only worth a set amount of money per hour worked. We come home and hopefully have people at home who appreciate the work that you do to keep a roof over head. But the cycle starts over every day. If we only look at our lives through theses terms, life can seem meaningless.
On the other hand, it is those who you come home too that should give your life meaning. I put in some long hours and wanted to celebrate the resurrection of Christ by cooking a traditional Easter dinner for the family.
Corned beef and cabbage can be one of the most simple dinners you can serve, but people tend to overlook the little things that go into it. Soaking the salt out of the beef can take days but I work 60 hours a week, so I rinsed off the brine and started to cook it for the first time in the oven with beer poured over it. At the same time I have the cabbage cooking in a mix of carrot juice beer baby carrots and write wine. The cabbage will cook down into a gravy that will be served over the corned beef when the time comes.
While I cook the meal I plan on sleeping off the long hours that I put in at work. Life should be a balance between life and the slavery we put ourselves through to support the rest of our daily living. I am not good at it at all.