“Once in your life, you find her, someone who turns your heart around, next thing you know you’re closing down the town,” sang Christopher Cross. Have we got some food that will turn your heart around — have a looksee for what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, sampler Tuesday, chicken carbonara, hamburger steaks and mashed potatoes, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, September 28
Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come full of flavor, cooked in our own house made smoked ham hock stock. “Red rover, red rover, let red beans come over.” Believe it or not, this silly song we sang as children really stands as the foundation of our society. Yep. We’re always inviting someone to come over, to be part of our holding-hands-chain — to be part of what makes us really human. We sing, we dance, we run, and we invite folks to come by for some good food. Yep. Beans are the foundation building blocks of society.
Tuesday, September 29 — Sampler Tuesday
Check out our sampler salad, sampler sandwich, or sampler wrap. This is “everything and the kitchen sink” day — with a salad, a sandwich, or a wrap. The sampler sandwich comes rolling into town on our fresh house made bread. Our house made pimento cheese, toasted, comes with our own chicken salad, some bacon, and just a little dab of salad with our house dressing. It’s big, it’s messy, and it’s delicious — and, you can put it in a wrap. Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of sampler sandwiches, he is tired of life; for there is in sampler sandwiches all that life can afford.” Well, he wasn’t really talking about sampler sandwiches, he was talking about London — but it might as well be our sampler sandwiches. They’ve got it all, too.
Wednesday, September 30
Chicken carbonara, house salad, and house bread. Bow tie pasta swims in a creamy white sauce with lots of good friends — oven-roasted chicken breast, mushrooms, garden fresh veggies, and green onions. The British Broadcasting Service (BBC) reluctantly admits: “On April 1st, 1957, a BBC news program ended with a three minute segment about a Spaghetti farm in Switzerland. In the segment, spaghetti (not being a popular dish in England at the time) was said to grow on trees. Many people believed the report and called the BBC to ask how to grow their own spaghetti tree. The response: ‘Place a sprig of spaghetti in a tin of tomato sauce and hope for the best.'” Well, pasta doesn’t grow on trees, but it sure would be cool if it did — it would feel like some silly Dr. Suess story where we wander through the spangly spaghetti forest with the Lorax nicely nibbling on oodles of noodles on the much-marched marinara trail.
Thursday, October 1
Hamburger steaks, mashed potatoes, gravy, and pan-fried cabbage. Life, well, it’s good with beef, gravy, and potatoes. Some folks are just “meat and potatoes” kinds of folks. Can’t you just see Bette Davis when she remarked, “To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy”? Changes the way we think about meat and potatoes, doesn’t it?
Friday, October 2
Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boy and a house salad. Take a half-size po-boy, hollow the bread to make a bread cave, stuff it with our own New Orleans style barbecued shrimp (prepped in loads of butter, white wine, and saucy spices), cover it with barbecue sauce, and grab the napkins. Player, that 1970’s yacht rock of a band, sang a song about shrimp, yes they did: “Shrimpy come back, any kind of fool could see, there was something in everything about you. Shrimpy come back, you can blame it all on me; I was wrong, and I just can’t live without you.” Lots of nights, the band would wail away by the seashore, looking for those lost crustacean cuties. They had a serious food problem.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Chocolate pie. Someone once recognized that chocolate comes from cocoa. Cocoa, they postulated, is a tree. Therefore, chocolate is salad, they concluded. Well, the syllogism doesn’t really work, but come on by anyway and let our chocolate pie help you into the salad days of life.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake or pumpkin peach scones. Muriel Barbery rightly notes in The Elegance of the Hedgehog, “When tea becomes ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things.” Yes, add some scones, the natural friend of tea, to your daily ritual to tune your life to the music and the rhythm of the spheres. Scones have that kind of mojo.
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
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
We’ve got Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, and Sprite, now!
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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
“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport,” Julia Child once observed. Well, Julia had it right, but not only in France. Play on, dear friends, play on — cook, create, and play.