Just another Superchicken adventure at Christmas time: “Beware the Missile Toad.” Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, fried chicken tenders, braised beef short ribs with rice, all things bacon chicken, and barbecued shrimp po-boys!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, December 7, 2015
Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come fully and deeply flavored, cooked in our own house-made smoked ham hock stock. How is Burl Ives so dadgum holly-jolly floating around the snow with his umbrella in the Arctic singing so happily about Rudolph or silver and gold decorations? You guessed it: bean power. Beans powered all the songs and good advice Burl doled out in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Tuesday, December 8
Fried chicken tenders with smashed potatoes, sautéed squash and kale, and a honey buttermilk biscuit. Chicken tenders lovingly bedded overnight in buttermilk and hot sauce come famously fried in a special flour recipe and served with smashed potatoes. In this Superchicken episode: “Beware the Missile Toad.” “That felonious feral frog pilfers his slimy way through town, grabbing lots of luxurious bling from unsuspecting ladies with his flicking, missile tongue. By now, he could open his own jewelry store! He must be stopped!” Superchicken told his trusty sidekick Wonder Kid. “How?” Wonder Kid wondered, “He can breathe underwater…he’s so hard to catch.” “Well, so can I!” exclaimed Superchicken. “No, you can’t,” Wonder Kid countered. “The last time you tried swimming underwater, we had that alligator incident. It took weeks to re-grow all your feathers. Remember?” “Right. Well, maybe we can spotlight him and gig him before he strikes again. Where’s the Q-Beam?”
Wednesday, December 9
Braised beef short ribs, long grain rice, house salad, and house-made bread. Our beef slowly cooks in wine and seasonings and comes served over rice with lots of lovely gravy. “God! I’m gorgeous!” Dick Solomon (played by John Lithgow) blurted as he looked in the hand mirror on 3rd Rock from the Sun. Our braised beef ribs have exactly the same problem. They’re gorgeous! And, they don’t have any problem telling anybody about it.
Thursday, December 10
All things bacon chicken. Try any of our bacon chicken offerings: bacon chicken wraps, bacon chicken ranch salad, chipotle ranch salad, or grilled chicken bacon sandwich. Cecil Frances Alexander, a known bacon obsessive, had to rewrite the opening lines to her famous poem because of bacon: “All things bright and baconful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.” After previewing his wife’s work, the Rev. Alexander told her it would be a cold day in you-know-where before he made her bacon again if she published the poem like that. Of course, she chose wisely; she chose bacon. Good thing that, we’d never have gotten that wonderful Christmas gem from her pen, “Once in David’s Royal City.” Perhaps she could have written, “I Ode It All to Bacon.”
We will have an Open House Thursday, December 10 from 5pm—8pm with all kinds of goodies and gifts for your Christmas holidays. Drop by the house to browse the offerings from Gifts to Geaux and graze some good food, and check out Rose Boutique and Mood Swings for some great stuff at their places.
Friday, December 11
Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys or fried green tomato and shrimp po-boys with house-made remoulade sauce. 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. Or, grab our fried green tomatoes, add some shrimp sautéed in our barbecue sauce, our house salad with house-made dressing, some remoulade sauce, and you’ve got a new-fangled po-boy. Washington Irving thoughtfully opined, “Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” Okay. He’s completely nailed it for Christmas, but that whole “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” thing with Ichabod Crane — what happened there? And, no, this has nothing to do with shrimp.
Dessert Offerings This Week
Lavender scones with either lemon curd or strawberry shortcake, red velvet cupcakes, and chocolate pie. Famous actress and Hollywood beauty Olivia de Havilland remarked, “I would prefer to live forever in perfect health, but if I must at some time leave this life, I would like to do so ensconced on a chaise longue, perfumed, wearing a velvet robe and pearl earrings, with a flute of champagne beside me and having just discovered the answer to the last problem in a British cryptic crossword.” Well, these desserts will delightfully ensconce you on a chaise of luxury, and they just might help solve those pesky crossword puzzles.
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
Check Out What’s in the Fridge!
Let Us Cater Your Next Event!
We will have an Open House Thursday, December 10 from 5pm—8pm with all kinds of goodies and gifts for your Christmas holidays. Drop by the house to browse the gifts and graze some good food.
These local merchants will have wonderful gift opportunities for this downtown Rayville Open House:
Gifts to Geaux with Lauren Wilson
Rose Boutique and Mood Swings
Stone House Eats
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 Christmas Quotes
Notable 19th century Scottish poet Alexander Smith wisely observed, “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” Dude. Right. On. The. Money. He also humbly remarked, “To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.” Dude. You’re totally welcome.