Weekly Meals

December 6, 2016 Weekly Menu

“I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month,” Harlan Miller writes. Well, we want to help your Christmas spirit with some wonderfully cooked food. Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you this week: Chicken fajita tacos with charro beans and Spanish rice, pulled pork sandwiches on jalapeño buns, potato and leek soup, and shrimp étouffée served over Louisiana rice. 

Come join us for a Wine Tasting at Our House, December 9 from 5pm-7pm. Click here for more information.

What We’re Cooking for You This Week

Tuesday, December 6

Chicken fajita tacos with a creamy avocado sauce, charro beans, and Spanish rice. We take marinated chicken lovingly roasted, place it atop corn tortillas with some grilled onions and peppers, add a little creamy avocado sauce, and serve these delights with charro beans and Spanish rice. On this day in 1884, workers in Washington D.C. placed a nine-inch aluminum pyramid on top 555 feet of 36,000 blocks of granite and marble to complete the Washington monument. The impressive monument commemorates its namesake city and the first President of the United States, George Washington. Construction on the monument began in 1848 when representatives from the National Monument society laid the 24,500 pound marble cornerstone. During the Civil War, construction was halted, and Mark Twain commented that the unfinished project looked like a “hollow, over-sized chimney.” Well. Our fajita tacos will be none so high as the great monument, but they will certainly point you in the right direction as you head into this week.

Wednesday, December 7

Pulled pork sandwiches on a jalapeño buns with apple slaw. Slow cooked pork, pulled to tender pieces, house made barbecue sauce, and jalapeño mayonnaise topped with our tart apple slaw on jalapeño bread form a porkalicious sandwich that simply makes your week warmer and better. Our old friend Charles Dickens penned in The Pickwick Papers, “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!” Well, these pulled pork sandwiches can totally help transport you to the fire-side. Come join us to get over hump day, we’d love to see you.

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 pulled pork sandwiches, jalapeño bun, apple slaw, chips, and and our own house-made pickles.

Thursday, December 8

Potato and leek soup with house bread. We roast potatoes and leeks, add them to our own house-made chicken stock, and cream it to make a delicious repast for a cold Thursday in early December — just what’s needed to warm you late in the week. Author Phyllis McGinley writes, “But the kitchen will not come into its own again until it ceases to be a status symbol and becomes again a workshop. It may be pastel. It may be ginghamed as to curtains and shining with copper like a picture in a woman’s magazine. But you and I will know it chiefly by its fragrances and its clutter. At the back of the stove will sit a soup kettle, gently bubbling, one into which every day are popped leftover bones and vegetables to make stock for sauces or soup for the family. Carrots and leeks will sprawl on counters, greens in a basket. There will be something sweet-smelling twirling in a bowl and something savory baking in the oven. Cabinet doors will gape ajar and colored surfaces are likely to be littered with salt and pepper and flour and herbs and cheesecloth and pot holders and long-handled forks. It won’t be neat. It won’t even look efficient. but when you enter it you will feel the pulse of life throbbing from every corner. The heart of the home will have begun once again to beat.” Soup, the key to the beating heart of the home, gives us a taste of a loving home…even if the kitchen is messy.

Friday, December 9

Shrimp étouffée served over Louisiana 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. Erma Bombeck jokes, “Adults can take a simple holiday for Children and screw it up. What began as a presentation of simple gifts to delight and surprise children around the Christmas tree has culminated in a woman unwrapping six shrimp forks from her dog, who drew her name.” Come on by the house for some great shrimp étouffée — you can totally bring those shrimp forks your dog gave you for Christmas last year.

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Come join us for a Wine Tasting at Our House, December 9 from 5pm-7pm. Click here for more information.

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

Our old and good friend Dr. Seuss (Theodore Geisel) has the Grinch ponder, “Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.” Yep. The Grinch got it right, Christmas comes from somewhere, really someone altogether different. Merry Christmas!

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