Sunday, November 18, 2007

Jay's Omlets

No - not that Jay. Jay Bargman! Like most men in rural America, Jay wears many hats: Husband, son, father, farmer, trucker, auctioneer. But in his soul Jay is a chef. And a damn good one too! Our local Lions club definitely benefited the day Jay joined. Instead of dry pork patties served at the annual summer barbeque we now get a spread fit for a king. One year he even served Bananas Foster (he decided not to flambe them for fear of burning down the shelter house).

His abilities and skill know no bounds. Take this omlet breakfast we went to today. I don't know where he got the idea, but Jay has come up with a way to cook as many as four omlets at once. He thought up and made most of the tools you'll see in the slide show himself. Maybe I should list "inventor" as one of his hats.

Of course, he doesn't do this alone. He'll probably serve close to 200 people in four hours this morning. As this is a fundraiser for Larry Hough (Larry lost everything in a house fire a few weeks ago), Larry's family and friends are working in the kitchen - cutting up the ham and vegetables, whipping up the eggs (secret recipe there - sorry), melting butter and cooking the sausages. Just like in a real kitchen, Jay has his line chefs working hard. But the master is out front, working his magic.

Thanks Jay!


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

He's making great omlets Sally! Great slide show too!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is great!
He is a pro =D

A wildlife gardener said...

How wonderful! I just love the kindness people show to others, and a marathon cooking event like this brings a whole community together. What could be nicer than serving others? Thanks for sharing, Sally. Great video :)

A wildlife gardener said...

Hi again, Sally. Hope you are well and that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebrations.

Today we are celebrating St Andrew's Day here in Scotland, and it's one first blogging birthday as are invited to come and see my little snail :)