Weekly Meals

Mama’s Little Baby Loves Dumplin’s

Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys surfed into town this week looking for some dumplings. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you at week’s end: chicken and dumplings and shrimptastic Friday!

What We’re Cooking for You at Week’s End

Thursday, January 21

Chicken and herbed dumplings with house salad and house bread. These dumplings come seeded with herbs in a house-made stock and cream sauce, and there’s no elegant way to love, let alone eat, chicken and dumplings. Folk melody, “Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortin,'” first came to light in the early 1900’s from writer James Whitcomb Riley. Turns out Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame had an odd thing for this shortin’ song, trying to get folks like Micky Dolenz, John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Elton John, and Iggy Pop to sing along with him in the early 1970’s. Yes, truth is stranger than fiction. We thought it would make a great dumpling song: “Mama’s little baby loves dumplin’s, dumplin’s; mama’s little baby loves dumplin’s, yeah.” Try not to sing that one all day long.

Friday, January 22 — Take Out Orders Only!

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 little more than a po-boy, you’ve got a “Whoa-boy.” Written and directed by Wolfgang Peterson, Das Boot, tells the story of a German U-boat crew fighting in the cold seas during World War II. We were thinking Peterson could do a jaunty little re-boot musical about German sailors hopelessly lost in the Gulf of Mexico called Das Shrimp Boot. Forest Gump would make a special appearance, and since he doesn’t speak German, he could just bring his box of chocolates. Might work, it just might work. “Germans love shrimp toast, shrimp toast, shrimp toast; Germans love shrimp toast, shrimp toast, prost!” 

Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!

Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily

Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Monday—Friday

You can find our house at 828 Julia Street in Rayville, LouisianaYou 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

Our good, old friend Ludwig van Beethoven once remarked, “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.” Well, he always was an idealist.

YouTube Credit: “Mama’s Little Baby Loves Shortnin'” from mycampfiremusic.