“Heeeeere’s chili!” We’ve got some great food for you this week, complete with dancing chickens, Meat Loaf, and Johnny Carson singing about the blues. We look forward to seeing you at the table! Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you this week: White chili with corn muffins, meatloaf with mashed potatoes, lemon butter chicken with angel hair pasta, and shrimp and grits.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Tuesday, October 25
White chili with corn muffins. We make our own deeply flavorful stock, add some pork and chicken, a wonderful assortment of white beans, and a few veggies for giggles for a delicious alternative chili. A corn-fed country boy born in Iowa on October 23, 1925 and raised in Nebraska found his way to the promised land on a rising new medium called TV late in the 1950’s: John William Carson. Our friend Johnny started with Who Do You Trust? before moving to follow Jack Parr on The Tonight Show which premiered with him as host in 1962. We loved his fluffy, feathered turban he wore as the silly psychic Carnac the Magnificent. Most folks haven’t seen one of our favorites of a young Johnny singing with the Rat Pack in St. Louis way back in 1965. Hey, Carnac the Magnificent will be here, sharing some unique political insights over a bowl of white chili — you don’t want to miss it.
Wednesday, October 26
Meatloaf with mashed potatoes and roasted veggies. Our meatloaf is a wonderful mix of beef, our own Stone House Eats house-made bread crumbs, and chopped-to-bits veggies. Meatloaf is mom’s way of hiding surprisingly good things in a bastion of beef covered in a sweet and sour tomato sauce flavored with Panola Gourmet Sauce. Well, Meat Loaf once observed, “Rock n’ Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields. Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it, to take them away. That’s what rock n’ roll should do — take you to a better place.” Our meatloaf will take you to a better place, and Meat Loaf will be singing. Yep. Singing meatloaf. It’s supposed to be a joke.
If you can’t make it for lunch on Wednesday, just give us a call at 267-4457, we’ll set aside some supper for you including house salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, roasted veggies, and house-made bread.
Thursday, October 27
Lemon butter chicken served on angel hair pasta. Pan-seared with a lightly delicious lemon butter sauce, these chicken breasts come served on some great angel hair pasta. Southern-born editor Andre Leon Talley remembers, “The happiest moments of my childhood were spent on my grandmother’s front porch in Durham, N.C., or at her sister’s farmhouse in Orange County, where chickens paraded outside the kitchen’s screen door and hams were cured in the smokehouse.” Well, the chickens will parade like some great half-time college bands just for your happy moments at the table.
Friday, October 28
Shrimptastic Friday: Shrimp and grits ($15). Shrimp on baked garlic cheese grits (crispy or creamy), $15. Shrimp lovingly cooked with chopped veggies in a delicious sauce served over baked garlic cheese grits (either crispy or cream) will make you toot your horns up and down the street. Our old friend from Massachusetts Emeril Lagasse shares, “Music is one of those things that is constantly going in my head all the time. It’s sort of like the evolution and creation of doing food, or my philosophy about wine. It’s always beating in my head, so it keeps the spirit moving.” Most folks don’t know he garnered a scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music because of his percussion skills. He chose the kitchen…and bam! we sure are glad. These shrimp will help you with music, rhythm, and, well, life. Come join us, we’d love to see you.
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.
Johnny Carson once quipped, “Democracy is buying a big house you can’t afford with money you don’t have to impress people you wish were dead.” Hmmm.