I am not fond of boudain but most of my family like it; especially my son, Dwight and I understand most people in this Cajun area do like it.  I cannot give you recipes for things that only I like so I have chosen this Boudain Cornbread recipe.  I know it is good because it is my good friend’s and neighbor’s (Nancy Ewing) recipe.  Nancy is one of the best cooks I know.  Everything I have ever eaten that she has prepared has been excellent. 


The recipe cookbook I took this from is titled, “Kickin’ it in the Kitchen with Strutters & Company” and this recipe was submitted by Strutter, Carissa Saenz, Nancy ’s granddaughter.  The book is sold by the BCHS Drill Strutters and contains recipes donated by past and present strutters from 1986 to 2008.  It is a large cookbook with favorite down to earth, delicious recipes and memorable Strutter photos.  It costs $15.00 and the profit helps defray some of the expenses incurred by the Strutters that the BCIDSD cannot totally provide for.


If you are interested in acquiring one of these cookbooks, you may contact Jane Busby.  Telephone number is 735-6181.  Not only will you be buying a good cookbook but helping to support a worthy cause…The Bridge City Drill Strutter Team.  I highly recommend this cookbook.


                                    1 pkg. of your favorite cornbread mix or recipe

                                    1 pkg. Al-Ts or DJ’s Boudain (2 links) – (I would also

                                                suggest the Boudain Hut, Port Arthur )

                                    1 small can cream style corn

                                    1 (8 oz.) pkg. grated cheese


Preheat oven to 375o.  Make cornbread according to directions – set aside.  Remove boudain from casing and crumble.  Add to cornbread mixture, combine well.  Add corn and grated cheese.  Pour mixture into hot greased baking dish and bake for 25 – 30 minutes until golden brown.


If you like boudain, this sounds like it would be a KEEPER.




MAC’S UPDATE: Mac was trimming the ground cover in our front yard and took a fall.  Fortunately he fell into the soft covering and was not injured.  Although he can easily cut grass on his riding mover, we have made a decision to hire someone to do the trimming once a month until he has improved enough to do it himself.