Apollo 10 astronauts reported hearing “space music” as they flew around the dark side of the moon. We suspect it was a big-haired Jeff Lynne and the E.T.O., Extra-Terrestrial Orchestra, jamming an ethereal rendition of “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” on the space waves with E.T. rocking the keys. It happened. Here’s what we’ve got cooking just for you in the kitchen: Louisiana red beans and rice, cheesy chicken spaghetti, white chill, chicken enchiladas, and blackened catfish with dirty rice.
Don’t forget to make reservations for the Krewe of Foodies Magic and Mayhem Party!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Monday, February 22, 2016
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. Yes, the Apollo 10 astronauts, Thomas Stafford, John Young, and Eugene Cernan, heard the eerily wonderful music of the spheres as they circled around the moon (click here for video). NASA experts, though, deny any space music, explaining that the “music” probably originated with radio and electronic interference. Right. You know, those toothpaste tubes of astro-food? They contain lots of the super-food beans: protein, fiber, carbs, and lots of vitamins and minerals. Yep. Space music with the musical fruit. By the way, Guinness Book of World records reports that Apollo 10, the warm-up for the Apollo 11 moon landing, set the record for the fastest manned space flight so far at 24,791 mph on the return trip from the moon — and we know why.
Tuesday, February 23
Cheesy chicken spaghetti. Just three words. It ain’t easy being cheesy, but this casserole with chicken, cheese, tomatoes, and spaghetti noodles will bring the pleasing, cheesing comfort of pasta to a new level in your life. “What will we do with Maestro Cheestro?” Wonder Kid wonders as he watches the wires. “Who cares,” Superchicken grumpily grouses as he picks over his mixed greens lunch. “Well, the Maestro and his combattants de fromage have vowed to cripple the world’s cheese supplies by destroying the molds and bacterias used to make cheese. It’s a destructive and diabolical dairy dilemma.” “So?” “Well, you know how much you love queso and chips or the fondue pot?” “Yeah,” Superchicken begins to blink to attention. “Well, queso is Spanish for “cheese.” “Arrahagaarararaggfhfhhattatatatrrrrff,” Superchicken squawks through tears of fear. “I am really cheesed off!” Superchicken squalls. “We have to stop the Maestro from playing his cheese-killing cello of cacophony…call our friends at the Airborne Bovine Battalion. It’s time we dropped in for a visit….”
Wednesday, February 24
White chili with pork loin, navy beans, and house-made stock. Just the thing for Wednesday, a specially cooked chili with the other white meat, a wonderful assortment of white beans, a few veggies for giggles, and some house-made stock. Baseball great Chili Davis admitted, “My dad gave me a haircut… and it wasn’t a very good one. When I went out of the house, my friends got on my case and said it looked like someone put a chili bowl over my head and cut around it.” Don’t let your old friends sweat you, Chili, come by our house, and we’ll make it all better with some special white chili.
Thursday, February 25
Chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, charro beans, and fresh-made green and red salsa. Rick Riordan, author of Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus series, writes, “While Coach Hedge was having dinner on the foredeck, a wild pegasus appeared from nowhere, stampeded over the coach’s enchiladas, and flew off again, leaving cheesy hoof prints all across the deck. ‘What was that for?’ the coach demanded.” Uhh, no flying horses around here to stampede your enchiladas, but hurry, the Apollo 10 astronauts are over-excited about the space music, and only chicken enchiladas can sooth the spacey beasts.
Friday, February 26 — Take Out Orders Only!
Blackened catfish with a mock hollandaise crabmeat sauce, dirty rice, and house bread ($15). Seasoned like our old friend Chef Paul Prudhomme, we blacken the catfish in a white hot cast iron skillet, serve it atop dirty rice, and put a little house bread on the side. Country singer Blake Shelton advises, “The only thing you can do to make catfish edible is fry them.” Uh, Blake, we need to have a talk, a long, long talk…and it might involve the gentle massaging of knuckles to bring you to the truth about blackened catfish.
Krewe of Foodies Magic & Mayhem Party!
Friday, February 26 starting at 6:30pm, we’ll host a Krewe of Foodies Magic and Mayhem Party! We know Mardis Gras is past (it came so early this year), but we’d like to celebrate anyway with some fantastic Louisiana fare and some special magic from giant leprechaun Connor O’Carraig. See the full menu here.
How To Join us at Foodie Krewe Magic and Mayhem Party!
We hope you will join us for a wonderful night of great dining and visiting. The evening will start as we gather to be seated. Guests will be permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages, with a small corkage fee of $5 charged for wine. The cost of the meal will be $75 per person, tax and gratuity not included.
Please call (318) 267-4457 for reservations. Seating is limited, so please call early. Reservations close on Wednesday, February 24. We look forward to seeing you at the table of good food and fun.
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, 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.
Indian film star Randeep Hooda remarks, “February days are a marketing gimmick; love happens every day.” Well, good for you Bollywood! Love can happen every day, especially when you take the time to sit at our table! Happy February!