“Wise men say, only fools rush in, but I can’t help falling in love with you,” Elvis sang about pork chop sandwiches. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, fried pork chops and mama’s rice, pulled pork sandwiches with apple slaw, grilled chicken salads, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, October 5
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. Well, our old friend Reg Dwight had a thing for beans, and, yes, he sang a song about them: “Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet, but they’re so spaced out, Beanie and the Jets. Oh but they’re weird and they’re wonderful, oh Beanie she’s really keen, she’s got electric boots a mohair suit. You know I read it in a magazine…B-B-B-Beanie and the Jets.” Put on your platform shoes, your feathery boa, and some funky glasses — it’s Monday, bring in the beans — Elton John will be here.
Tuesday, October 6
Fried pork chops with mama’s rice, roasted broccoli, and a honey buttermilk biscuit. Blissfully slumbering overnight in a special saucy boudoir of buttermilk and seasonings, these pork chops will ceremoniously swim with their special flour bathing suits in a big pot of hot grease. It makes for the stuff of legends. Of course, Elvis wore pork chops, well, not these fried beauties, but he definitely had some on his face. And, he was the king. These pork chops won’t crown you, but they’ll certainly help you feel legendary. Yep. So will banana and peanut butter sandwiches, but that’s another story.
Wednesday, October 7
Pulled pork sandwiches with apple cole slaw. Slow cooked pork, pulled to tender pieces, house made barbecue sauce, and jalapeño mayonnaise form a porkalicious sandwich that simply makes your week better. Davy Crockett, king of the wild frontier, helper of the souls in the Alamo, and generally-good-guy, famously remarked: “Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!” Well, you won’t have any trouble holding these sandwiches, but they will be messy kind of delicious that keeps calling your name — and, they just might make you famous.
Thursday, October 8 — Grilled Chicken Express
Grilled chicken on our house salad with house or ranch dressing, a grilled chicken and bacon ranch salad, or a chipotle ranch grilled chicken and bacon salad. The first salad is nice. The second is naughty and nice. The third one, well, it’s spicy, naughty, and nice. Sounds like the kinds of salads that make for memories. Jeff Foxworthy observes, “If you have a complete set of salad bowls and they all say Kool Whip on the side, you might be a redneck.” Get out the set of Kool Whip bowls — nice, naughty and nice, and spicy, naughty, and nice have come to town.
Friday, October 9
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. Robert Smith and The Cure sang, “Monday you can fall apart. Tuesday, Wednesday break my heart. Thursday doesn’t even start. It’s Friday I’m in love.” Well, believe it or don’t, he loved the shrimp, not some cheeky girl. Of course, you can see it in his wild, just-stuck-my-finger-in-a-light-socket hair, the pasty makeup, and the bright red lipstick. Shrimp lovers are, well, an interesting lot.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Doberge cake. Adapted from the Hungarian Dobos torte, this multilayered sponge cake with chocolate pudding (and sometimes lemon) and ganache, originated in New Orleans at a bakery run by a nice woman named Beulah Ledner in the 1930’s. Ours is not exactly like hers (it only has six layers), but it sure is good. Ms. Beulah continued making cakes until she retired at age 87. Funnily enough, it makes us rethink that old hymn, “Beulah Land” — we wonder if it has chocolate pudding layers with sponge cake.
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake or pumpkin peach scones. “Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none,” Ben Franklin told his drinking buddies down the pub. Only thing, he was talking about scones — he did not want to miss one. Yes, he was.
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Drinks — Sweet & Unsweet Tea, Bottled Water, Housemade Lemonade, Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, and Sprite
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Monday—Friday
Lunch Special | $12 — Includes Daily Special & Drink
Sandwiches & Salads — Includes Tea or Bottled Water
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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 Bacon Quotes
Chef Anne Burrell gives some wonderful cooking advice: “I always use my ‘Holy Trinity’ which is salt, olive oil and bacon. My motto is, ‘bacon always makes it better.’ I try to use bacon and pork products whenever I can.” Preach on, dear sister, preach on.