Since I have named my blog after one of the things that makes this Parish famous, it just wouldn’t be right not to tell you about the Jambalaya Festival! The Jambalaya Festival is held in Gonzales every year during the Memorial Day weekend. If you are looking for something fun to do, this is the place to be. There are carnival rides for all, games, fabulous entertainment, beauty pageants and most of all….the big Jambalaya cook off. I love to attend and eat my weight in jambalaya! No one in the world cooks jambalaya like the great residents of Ascension Parish.
What is Jambalaya you ask? Jambalaya is a cajun/creole dish that is mostly cooked outside in a big black pot. It is a mixture of wonderful seasonings, chicken, sausage and rice. Delicious! There is a new twist to Jambalaya that I have personally fallen in love with. Pastalaya. Same concept, just replace the rice with pasta. We use linguine.
Let me know when you will be at the Jambalaya Festival. I would love to see you there!