It’ll be a convergence of Grand Forks noteables on an upcoming episode of Food Network’s "Girl Meets Farm" television show next week.
Former UND hockey players and Olympic gold medalists, Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando will appear on an episode of Molly Yeh’s "Girl Meets Farm" alongside former UND hockey player and graduate Andy Schneider and his wife, Heather, UND announced in its UND Today blog.
The episode will air on Feb. 2 -- the morning of the Super Bowl. According to UND Today, Yeh will host a party at her home to watch a UND Fighting Hawks hockey game on TV. She will make crispy chicken sandwiches, homemade noodles and chocolate-mint sandwich cookies shaped like hockey pucks.
Yeh, who lives outside of East Grand Forks on a sugar beet farm with her husband, Nick Hagen, and daughter, Bernie, prepares recipes in her country kitchen, then serves them for family, friends and visitors. The show airs on Sundays at 10 a.m. "Girl Meets Farm" is in its third season.
“We have had the opportunity to be around Molly a few times over the past two years, and it’s amazing to see her growth in her career and family in that time frame, all the while doing it with her home base in East Grand Forks,” Lamoureux-Morando said. “She deserves all the success in the world. It is always encouraging to see great people doing great things, and we were excited to be a part of something special.”
A recent Christmas episode of the show featured Yeh and her family attending Grand Forks’ annual HollyDazzle festival.
UND said another segment for a later episode was also shot on campus last month. That segment, which will air in the spring, featured UND’s trombone choir directed by Joel Pugh, low brass instructor at UND.