Breakfast and Gospel service before heading out.
We were a bit nervous driving to Abbeville hoping the rain would stop for the Giant Omelette Festival we were about to embark upon. Our prayers at our morning Gospel service worked! It turned out to be a beautiful day.
If you have never been to Abbeville for the Giant Omelette Celebration, you need to go! We were there early to grab our seats for the procession of chefs, eggs and bread to the Giant 12 foot skillet where fun and follie are the order of day for those preparing the "5000 Egg" Giant Omelette.
When we arrived, we were greeted by the Grand Marshall, who advised us of the day’s schedule.
We started with lunch at Midway on the Square, a family run business whose hope is that many other families will make Midway a place where they gather to enjoy a great meal and great company. Many of the day’s chefs came in to greet us. What celebrities we were! Lunch was chicken parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, or stuffed shrimp with Tasso cream sauce.
The preparation for the parade and omelette cook off was a sight to behold.
How many chefs does it take to make an omelette? Well, if you are making a 5,000 egg omelet, it takes A LOT!
Preparing the fire and getting the Giant pan on the fire is a morning affair.
Cracking all those eggs is another morning affair.
Then came out the electric drills to scramble the eggs.
Once the pan is hot, out comes the butter.
Then the onions and green pepper.
THEN the eggs.
Then everyone gets to eat. There was even a Jr. omelet prepared. What a unique celebration!
Since we had a delicious lunch, topped off with an omelette, we had a light dinner back at camp of………PIZZA!
What an Eggcelent day!