When my Grandma King was teaching me to make chicken and dumplings, I tried to write down the recipe. -- rolls eyes--. She never measured anything, I was trying to guestimate how much she was using, until we came to the eggs....... She says to use 3, 6, 9, or 12 eggs. I shook my head, and asked her "well which is it?", she says in her southern voice, "well it depends". pause.. "Well granny, how do you DECIDE how many eggs to use?" She looks at me and grinned, and says in a sweet southern voice, "Well, it depends on how many eggs I have"... So there you go.