And lots of great music to go with all of this great food, too. Wednesday and Thursday nights are family nights and will feature live music and specials on the carnival rides. On Friday night, there will be a fais do do, and dancing that will last into the night. On Saturday, Jamie Bergeron and the Kickin' Cajuns will rock the crowd and on Sunday, T.K. Hulin and Friends will take the stage, at noon, under the pavilion.
Also on Sunday, there will be the traditional Fisherman's Mass on the docks at 10 a.m., with the blessing of the fleet, followed by a boat parade. Come on out and get into the festival spirit for the first of many fun festivals coming our way. For more info., click here. Let the good times roll, cher!
Nanny's Strawberry Shortcake
Here is a family favorite that is so delicious that I could eat it everyday! It was my godmother's recipe and I have many fond memories of eating this heavenly delight over at her house on hot summer days. I like to bake the shortcake, which is really a poundcake, in the morning, which by itself is a real treat, with a good strong cup of coffee. But layered with whipped cream and fresh Louisiana strawberries, it becomes divinely delicious beyond belief! Cest bon, cher!
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
3 Tbs.'s water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbs. lemon juice
1 lb. fresh strawberries, washed and sliced in half
Cream butter and add sugar gradually and mix well. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add 1 tbs. at a time to the butter and sugar mixture, alternating with water. Beat the eggs lightly in bowl and add vanilla and lemon juice. Stir well and add to the dry mixture. Mix gently and pour into a greased loaf pan and bake @300 degrees for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
Slice pound cake into eight slices. Place slice on dessert plate, top with whipped cream, then fresh sliced strawberries. repeat. Bon Appetit! Serves 4