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    Sunday, August 03, 2008

    The CVE Band at The Royal Cajun Yacht Club Occajun

    Thank You for the Music.

    The Royal Cajun Yacht Club has its 5th Famous Occajun last week.
    It was a scene of great frivolity.

    All members are Commodores and the Mission Statement is “Eat, Drink, Sing, Dance and Make Merry”.
    On arrival everyone is given a nice strong margarita, which works really well.
    There was a great variety of music
    Commodore John Hank B Morton giving us his take on the Shadows.


    Our Leader Dale and Comm. Craig, ably accompanied by Comm. Steve on bongos…entertained with their repertoire of Kingston Trio, Bud Travis a little Eagles, and some guitar expertise with Concierta de Aranjuez.
    The mood changed as Commodore Jeannie joined them on stage, with her rendition of Harry Chapin’s Classic ,“Taxi”
    Next was Jonny Love with Gemma bringing a younger and more contemporary sound

    You read about Jonny on his Facebook Page.

    The RCYC band “29 Old Girls Called Sharon” brought more old classics.
    The Crown Went Wild
    Then there was a treat
    The CVE Band followedand you couldn’t keep those Commodores off the floor

    Oh What A Night

    After a long night the CVE Band prepared themselves for their next gig in the studio recording their first album.

    The called on So Simple Food to cater. There’s a family connection you know!

    I really liked the thought of Anali’s Chocolate scones Look at her site here
    This was my version
    1/3 cup butter
    ½ cup milk
    1 egg
    1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    ¼ cup cocoa powder
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
    dash of salt
    ½ cup sultanas

    Melt butter
    Add sugar, egg, milk, and vanilla extract.
    Add chocolate chips, sultanas, salt, and baking powder.
    Stir well and add flour.
    Combine well. Turn dough onto a baking sheet.
    Press dough together with your hands and work into a circle.
    Cut the dough into eight pieces.

    Bake at 210C for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

    I also made some savoury scones, and then to tide them over during the night...
    Muffaletta based on the very famous sandwich from New Orleans
    Parmesan and Pesto Scones
    4 cups self-raising flour
    Pinch salt
    2 tbs grated parmesan
    1 tbs prepared pesto
    300 ml cream
    300 ml soda water
    To make Scones
    Heat oven to 215C (fan bake)Sift flour and salt into bowl
    Add pesto and parmesan and rub in with finger tips.
    Add cream and soda water all at once
    This dough is fairly wet but don’t worry
    Flour your bench well
    Turn out the dough and gently knead into a square shape about 2 cms (1") thick
    Cut into shapes and cook about 18 minutes.
    They will be nice and golden brown.
    Serve with cream cheese and a slice of tomato.Or avocado and tomato seasoned with sea salt & freshly ground black pepper is pretty great
    For the Muffaletta you need a good olive salad

    This is from Terry Thompson "Cajun-Creole Cooking"

    450 gms green pimento stuffed olives
    3 garlic coves minced
    115 gms marinated cocktail onions drained and chopped
    2 celery stalks halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
    1 tablespoon chopped capers
    1 tablespoon dried oregano
    1 teaspoon freshly ground black freshly ground black pepper
    1 ½ tablespoons red wine vinegar
    1/4cup olive oil

    Drain olives reserve any brine and chop
    Add garlic, onions, celery, capers

    In a small bowl whisk 1 ½ tablespoons reserved brine, oregano, freshly ground black pepper and vinegar till combined.

    Add olive oil in a slow steady stream whisking constantly.
    Pour dressing over salad
    Spoon into a jar with a tight fitting lid
    Refrigerate. This will keep for up to 3 weeks.

    Serve at room temperature.

    Cut 1 Turkish pide bread in half horizontally
    Cover bottom half with olive salad
    Layer up salami, shaved ham
    Sliced cheese

    Drizzle top of bread with some extra virgin olive oil
    Place on top and it pays to wrap in plastic wrap and weight for at least 2 hours.
    Slice and serve

    The CVE band in recording mode.

    The Album will be on-line in the near future.


    Asha said...

    Hi Gilly, looks like you had a wonderful time there.Yummy scones too, I will give it a try!:)

    We came back from vacation 2 weeks ago, had a great time white water rafting and hiking. We remodelled 2 bathrooms so far, still long way to go this Summer. Kids want to go to Aquarium (supposed to the biggest in USA)in Atlanta,Georgia, we will be there this weekend.
    School starts on the 25th, can't believe Summer is almost over already! I don't think I will be back blogging this Sept, will see.
    Take care and enjoy, I will see you later!:))

    Anali said...

    Great pictures! Love seeing the scones and the band's studio session.

    So Simple said...

    Asha Hope you are not too lost not blogging!!!
    Anali yes the scones worked...very popular.