What a wonderful combo! It was luck that brought Cascade Zydeco into my life! This wonderful fun-loving group has been a joy in my cooking career! Every week there are various dancing lessons and DANCES around Portland and on Sundays in Vancouver. They don't mind driving far to get their groove on!
To refuel between dances they come to the window to place their orders of crawfish pies, jambalaya, beignets, and sometimes Summery banana pudding in a purple cup! Many have personal ties to Louisiana and ALL of them appreciate the traditions in dance and food forms!
I look forward to a joint event on June 5th when Janine and Roland will teach a little lesson then lead newbies on the dance floor after I have had a chance to feed them!
A great price of $20 for the lesson and dinner of an appetizer (TBD), gumbo, and fresh-hot beignets for dessert. There will be a cash bar with adult libations including Hurricanes! In Woodstock. I can't wait!
Next week I am back at KATU Afternoon Live to cook up New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce with Tra'Renee. It's funny, I was scared to death the first time, but for now, I am looking forward to seeing all the nice people again and sharing my Mom's recipe with viewers. The crew really seems to appreciate the leftovers! It's my son Andrew's birthday that day and he will be watching me via live streaming in PA. I will try to sneak a secret birthday message to him. I have ideas....