Watch out, cooler weather has finally arrived! Come join us for a heart-warming set of meals this week — Moliére, Magellan, and Steve Martin will be here adding their own special spices to the week. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you this week: White bean with kale and Italian sausage soup, chicken chicken pot pie, fried green tomato BLT, and shrimptastic po-boys.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Tuesday, November 29
White bean, kale, and Italian sausage soup. We use mayacoba beans, healthy kale, and Italian sausage in our own house-made chicken stock to make this delightfully savory soup for you on a chilly Tuesday — just what’s needed for this cooler weather. 17th century French playwright Moliére observed, “I live on good soup, not on fine words.” He also famously noted, “All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.” Well, this soup may not help your dancing skills, but will certainly improve your day.
Wednesday, November 30
Chicken pot pie. Made with specially cooked chicken breast meat, a host of roasted root vegetables, and a scrumptious sauce made with our own chicken stock, S.H.E. chicken pot pie redefines mom’s old standby meal. Well, way back in 1519 Magellan made his way from Spain to the Pacific Ocean, navigating the straits off the tip of South America. Few know, though, that it was chicken pot pies, Magellan’s favorite food, that powered the crews of the three tiny ships on their historic voyage. How they kept chickens in such tight spaces for so long remains a mystery. Perhaps, they started something else: using tuna or other fish as “the chicken of the sea.” Yep, it’s one of history’s strange, but silly mysteries.
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, chicken pot pie, and house-made bread.
Thursday, December 1
Fried green tomato BLT. We toast our fresh house-made bread, add our house salad with fried green tomatoes and bacon to recreate the old standby BLT with a little bit of southern jazz. Comedian Steven Colbert quips, ‘I’d forgotten what an honest sandwich it is. For those of you not familiar, “BLT” stands for “bacon, lettuce, and tomato.” A lot of people think the “B” stands for “bread”, and I can understand someone not wanting a lettuce and tomato sandwich. But, the bread is implied in the word “sandwich.” Anyway, it’s an American original. Everyone should have a BLT as soon as they can.’ We couldn’t agree more, have a BLT as soon as you can, it just may help you get to the weekend quicker.
Friday, December 2
Shrimptastic Friday: Barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys or fried green tomato and shrimp po-boys with house-made remoulade sauce ($15). 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.” Back in 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon stepped 3,000 years back into history when they entered the tomb of King Tut in the Valley of the Kings. Among the thousands of priceless items, they discovered some Egyptian sandwiches made with mutton, duck, and goose, some ancient veggies, and, of course, clay jars with barley beer — because the ancient Egyptians didn’t want to enter the afterlife bereft of their beloved beer. Well, these sandwiches weren’t po-boys in the original sense (mainly because of that whole golden coffin thing), but we’ll bet they were good. Maybe old Steve Martin got it right, “born in Arizona, moved to Babylonia, King Tut.” Maybe it was those sandwiches that made the boy king so funky. Yep. Come get funky with us this Friday.
Have a look at Steve Martin’s iconic performance of King Tut from Saturday Night Live here.
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.
Our funny friend Steve Martin suggests, “Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” Hmm.