“The shrimp boats are coming!” Paul Revere cried to the expectant folks. What’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans & rice, fried chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, campanelle pasta with Italian sausage in a marinara sauce, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, August 10
Louisiana red beans & rice with biscuits. Jack gets a bad rap for that whole trading the milk cow for magic beans episode. Sure, on the surface trading a perfectly good cow for some dried, if “magic,” beans seems pretty ridiculous. Just goes to show you the true value of beans, like the old adage: “A bean in hand is worth a cow in the bush.” And, as we recall, the story didn’t turn out too badly for Jack (aside from him turning thief).
Tuesday, August 11 — Fried Chicken Day!
Fried chicken tenders with purple hull peas and special sweet corn. Sylvester Stallone revealed his secret diet while on the movie set: “When I’m doing a movie, I eat the same thing every day. For lunch, it’s tuna salad or chicken salad and cole slaw. That’s it. For dinner it’s either veal and rice, fish and rice or steak and rice. It gets boring; boy, does it get boring.” I guess the raw eggs in Rocky were just a passing fad. Sounds like Sly needs some fried chicken. It’ll probably help him do Rocky XXXVII: Rumble in the Nursing Home.
For crispy chicken Tuesday, why not try the fried chicken on a house salad ($12), in a bacon chicken wrap ($12), or on a sandwich ($12)!
Wednesday, August 12
Pulled pork sandwiches with apple cole slaw. This is our version of a pig with an apple in its mouth, only our pig comes served on a hoagie roll with the slaw slathered on top. It’s a total mess to eat, but it will make the difference for your hump day. Lewis Black so righteously remarked, “You can never put too much pork in your mouth as far as I’m concerned.” Amen, brother.
Thursday, August 13
Marinara sauce with Italian sausage served with campanelle pasta. What do you call a fake noodle? An impasta! Well, here comes the real deal just for you, and pasta really does make life more noodlely because it helps your brain. Yep.
Friday, August 7
Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boy and a house salad. Few folks know that during late 1774 early 1775 our friend Paul Revere was employed by the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Massachusetts Committee of Safety as an express rider to carry news, messages, and copies of resolutions as far away as New York and Philadelphia. Yep, that’s right, he was in social media before we had a name for it. His famous cry, “The redcoats are coming!” was actually honed and perfected by another more important cry he made many times as messenger: “The shrimp boats are coming!” Folks used to get really excited about shrimp, not so much about the invading British, though. No invasions here…well, not really. Just shrimp invading your taste buds.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Buttermilk pie. Grandma’s back in town, and she’s packing…a buttermilk pie. An old time recipe for an old time festival at the table. And, if you don’t mind your manners, grandma has been practicing her Tae Kwon Do.
Pecan pie. Researchers now recommend eating pecan pies every day as an aid to proper diet and digestion. Apparently, there are lots of prebiotics and probiotics in the mix of pecans, butter, and sugar. Well, there you have it: experts telling us something we already know.
Summer pudding. Sweet bread is layered with fruit compote, then covered in fruit compote and whipped cream. Yummy. Bryan Wilson sang “Help Me, Pudding, help, help me Pudding. Help Me, Pudding, help, help me Pudding, get her out of my heart.” Apparently, Mr. Wilson was despondent over a lost romance, but then he decided that eating wouldn’t help him get over a girl. So, he sang about another girl helping him get over a girl. Explain how that makes sense. Just eat the pudding.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake. Ben Franklin, the elder statesman at the Continental Congress, carefully warned many of his younger colleagues, “For age and want save while you may; no morning sun lasts a whole day.” He often waxed rhapsodic like that after having scones for breakfast.
Salads Available Everyday
Chicken Salad on House Salad, $10
House Salad with Grilled Chicken Breast, $12
Pimento Cheese on House Salad, $10
Salad Sampler (Chicken Salad & Pimento Cheese), $12
Sandwiches Available Everyday
Bacon & Chicken Wrap with House Made Ranch, $10
Chicken Salad Sandwich, $10
Chipotle Bacon & Chicken Wrap with House Made Ranch, $10
Fried Green Tomato BLT, $12
Garden Fresh BLT, $10
Grilled Chicken Sandwich, $12
Grilled Pimento Cheese, $10
Grilled Pimento Cheese & Bacon, $10
Don’t forget to try the crispy chicken on the house salad, bacon chicken wrap, or sandwich this Tuesday!
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Drinks — Sweet & Unsweet Tea, Bottled Water
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Monday—Friday
Lunch Special | $12 — Includes Daily Special & Drink
Sandwiches & Salads — Includes Drink
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You can find our house at 828 Julia Street in Rayville, Louisiana.
You can call us at (318) 267-4457.
Thanks for letting us serve you, and may God bless you richly as you sit at the table.
Famous Food Quotes
“I’d much rather eat pasta and drink wine than be a size zero,” Sophia Lauren commented as she worked a dough ball into some fresh pasta. It’s hard being beautiful, but someone’s got to do it.
Photo Credit: Creative Commons, “Shrimp Boats in the Gulf.”