Guest Review: Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department Community Breakfast
Brexperts aren't just made. They're born.
This week's post is a very special guest review from none other than my Dad.
Breakfast, the most important meal of the day and no debate from me, I bought into that a long time ago at the knee of me poor ‘ol dearly departed mudder.
I’m no foodie nor do I seek out exotic edibles or establishments but I do know a good deal when I see one and the Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department puts on as good a breakfast scoff as anyone, perhaps better than some.
Even though it was a mere -15c this morning, we sprung from our warm bed in anticipation of hot food, coffee/tea and the best of all, no food preparation or the inevitable washing of dishes at home. I was able to get the Jeep fired up for a short drive to beautiful Chester Basin and yes, our teeth chattered from the cold all the way, my goodness love winter! (&*%#$%%)
As with any community breakfast, you have a moment to exchange a few pleasantries with your neighbours and peers and more often than not, someone you have never met before as fortunately, ours is a changing community.
Our server was a volunteer fireman well practiced at his craft and with a friendly confirmation of our ticket numbers, a generous hot breakfast was placed before us, surely the Gods don’t eat this well. You do have your choice what hits your plate but being a big strong Lunenburg County boy, I opted for the full Monty. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, whole wheat toast (don’t laugh, your time is coming) a never empty coffee/tea cup, juice (apple or orange) and of course condiments.
By nature and past profession (former food inspector), I am a critical person so my food was now the subject of my attention and scrutiny. Hmm, the eggs are properly cooked, no runny anything, bacon fried the way I like it, just this side of crisp. The sausages were cooked a little extra long, but at least they were done, no pink centers, tasty too. The beans were excellent and to my once professional dismay, I had very little to complain about.
In the middle of the night, these brave men and women will scramble from their beds to help you out of any terrible position you may find yourself in, at absolutely no cost to you, they all have my utter respect. A great place to leave your $7 behind for a well prepared and hearty meal and I’m sure you will agree, inexpensive as well. The Chester Basin Volunteer Fire Department does this the first Saturday of every month from 7:30 to 10:30 at the fire hall at 5430 Highway 3 in Chester Basin. Tell ‘em I sent you.