Eat Crow: an American colloquial idiom, meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position. (thanks, Wikipedia. You serve all my citation needs.)
I had a side hustle for a couple of months in which I prepped meals for other people, mostly single dudes who were too lazy to go to the grocery store for themselves. While that was going on, I pretty much felt jaded that I had other friends doing meal prep subscriptions like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh since, in theory, I could be prepping meals for them as well. However, I've changed my position, cause... Free is free. As an ex used to say, "free is my favorite flavor."
When a coworker offered me a free box from Blue Apron, I realized it was silly of me to keep saying no. If nothing else, it was fiscally irresponsible. So I signed up.
Basically, here's what happens.
They ship you a refrigerated box of all the things you could possibly need for a recipe.
|You'll need precisely 14 flakes of red pepper..|
|I find this lone egg adorable.|
And instructions that are way optimistic in prep time.
|Prep time: 30 seconds. Instructions: chop 47 vegetables, wait for your egg to hatch a baby chicken, filet and bread it...|