Weekly Meals

I Dreamed I Was a Shrimp Étouffée

“What I like about the man is he’s a philosopher,” Gus tells Call in Lonesome Dove after they hire Pocampo. Well, have we some philosophy for you as we head into the weekend. Pocampo will join us with Zhuangzi, an ancient Chinese philosopher, and something miraculous just might happen. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end: Chicken cacciatore and shrimp étouffée.

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

Thursday, September 29

Chicken cacciatore on creamy polenta. Our chicken breast is pan-fried in butter with a crushed plum tomatoes, fresh mushrooms, and fresh red peppers sauce served on a bed of creamy rosemary polenta. S. Parkes Cadman observes, “We can see a thousand miracles around us every day. What is more supernatural than an egg yolk turning into a chicken?” Well, he’s right, but we’d suggest seeing what happens when take that miraculous chicken and turn it into chicken cacciatore. It’s nothing short of heavenly.

If you can’t make it for lunch on Thursday, just give us a call at 267-4457, we’ll set aside some supper for you including salad, house-made bread, and chicken cacciatore.

Friday, September 23

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. Fourth century Taoist philosopher Zhuangzi wrote, “We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.” Maybe that ancient tidbit can inspire some perspective on our current political environment, or maybe it’s a fancy way of saying, “The only thing that stays the same is change.” Of course, Zhuangzi also famously observed, “I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?” We’re wondering what it means if we dream of shrimp étouffée….Come join us at the table, and we can dream and discover together!


Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily

Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Tuesday — 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 Quotes

British author George Eliot waxes, “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” Well, George (actually her name is Mary Ann Evans — she used a male pen name to ensure her work was taken seriously), got it right. Autumn is delicious and wonderful, and we’re certainly thankful for the turn in temperatures.

Image Credit: “Orchid Pavilion Gathering,” CreativeCommons.org.