The Loch Ness monster has joined us at the table! Apparently, she’s on holiday, enjoying the swollen rivers and bayous of northeast Louisiana — and he’s looking for the elusive giant shrimps reportedly seen because the deluge of water has flushed them from their hiding places. What’s cooking for you this week: Fried pork chops with roasted potatoes and savory-sweet green beans, chicken pot pie, fettuccine Alfredo with sugar snap peas, snow peas, and ham, and a shrimptastic Friday with shrimp étouffée on rice.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Tuesday, May 3
Fried pork chops, roasted red and sweet potatoes, and savory-sweet green beans. 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 and lovely grease, and they come served with a wonderful side of roasted red and sweet potatoes and savory-sweet green beans. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons famously sang, “Oh, what a night, late December back in ’63! What a very special time for me, as I remember what a night! Oh what a night, you know I didn’t even know her name. But I was never gonna be the same. What a pork chop, what a night! Oh, I got a funny feeling when she walked in the room. And I, as I recall it ended much too soon….” Who knew Frankie was such a pork chop fan? Well, who wouldn’t love the juicy, sultry power of a fried pork chop to transport us to some early 19060’s universe with cool hair, closely fitted suits, and Frankie singing the soundtrack?
Check out this cool 1970’s version of the song (and note the Spanish translation at the bottom of the screen, it adds to the fun of the disco-styled video).
Wednesday, May 4
Chicken pot pie. Made with specially cooked chicken breast meat, a host of roasted root vegetables, and a scrumptious sauce made with our very own chicken stock, Stone House Eats chicken pot pie redefines mom’s old standby meal. “Fear me,” Superchicken practices in the mirror with his best Clint Eastwood gritty drawl. “Fear me,” he says in his best Al Pacino inspired Scarface voice, “and say hello to my little friend” as he holds an egg-grenade before the mirror. “What are you doing?” Wonder Kid wonders. “I’m practicing talking to the bad guys,” Superchicken responds. “Really? And how’s that going to help?” Wonder Kid asks. “Well, I’m trying to channel my inner Tyrannosaurus Rex.” “That is absolutely ridiculous,” Wonder Kid scoffs. “No,” Superchicken responds matter-of-factly, “According to DNA analysis, I’m the closest living relative to T. Rex. Yep. I’m trying to get my scary roar on.” Well, our chicken pot pie is probably not related to Grandpa T. Rex, but it will help you get your roar on as you hurdle your way over hump day.
Thursday, May 5
Fettuccine Alfredo with sugar snap peas, snow peas, and ham. Fettuccine noodles dressed in a creamy, homemade Alfredo sauce with sugar snap peas and ham added to make a surprisingly light and delicious meal. Way back in May 1933, the Loch Ness Monster was sighted by a couple traveling along a newly completed road that wound along the Scottish loch. They were having a picnic with, you guessed it, fettuccine Alfredo in the basket. You see, what folks don’t know is that Nessie (as those who love the old monster affectionately call her) loves pasta, and fettuccine Alfredo is her favorite. Yep. Only thing is, she really likes a seafood fettuccine more than a simple fettuccine or one like ours with ham. But, with all the water we’ve had lately, Nessie just might show at the table. Apparently, she’s on holiday, hoping for a crawfish fettuccine at some bayou eatery.
Friday, May 6
Shrimptastic Friday: Shrimp étouffée with rice ($15). Shrimp lovingly cooked with the tasty trinity veggies, a light roux, and delectable Cajun spices in a delicious sauce served over Louisiana rice will make you boogie up and down the street. American humorist Jack Handey suggests, “I think somebody should come up with a way to breed a very large shrimp. That way, you could ride him, then, after your camped at night, you could eat him. How about it science?” Yes, it’s the same Jack Handey of Saturday Night Live fame, and, hey, it’s not such a bad idea. Think about a shrimp cocktail of that size. Come join us for some non-gigantically-modified-organism-regular-sized shrimp.
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Tuesday — 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.
Humorist Dave Berry scientifically suggests, “It is a scientific fact that your body will not absorb cholesterol if you take it from another person’s plate.” Well, there you have it, steal your food from your neighbor’s plate and reduce your cholesterol. It could happen.