Happy Birthday to an old friend who’s given us many mirth days! Dick Van Dyke will be dancing his way through the house this week. Come join us, we’d love to see you! Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you this week: Brisket tacos with charro beans and Spanish rice, house-made hamburgers on jalapeño buns, cabbage and sausage soup, and shrimp quesadillas.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Tuesday, December 13
Brisket tacos, charro beans, Spanish rice, and fresh salsas. Our overnight brisket chopped and served on lightly fried corn tortillas with charro black beans, lime cilantro slaw, and fresh tomato and tomatillo salsas will help you rethink the traditional taco. Believe it or not, he started at WDSU-TV in New Orleans (NBC Channel 6), before being hired by an old army buddy who was an executive at CBS to be a morning anchor. His newsman for that show: Walter Cronkite. Of course, he quickly moved from anchoring to comedy starring alongside Mary Tyler Moore as Rob and Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show. Richard Wayne Van Dyke came into this world on this day in 1925, and we have been enjoying his singing, dancing, and laughing ever since. Happy Birthday Mr. Van Dyke, and thanks for the smiles!
Wednesday, December 14
Our very own house-made hamburgers on jalapeño buns. Well, we make our burgers with a special mix of meat and spices, add our house salad, creole mustard, and homemade mayonnaise to a jalapeño bun for a fantastic burger. You can even add cheddar cheese, our own pimento cheese, bacon, or a fried green tomato. What’s better than home-made hamburgers, jalapeño buns, and lots of trimmings? Someone once said, ““If you can’t wrap Christmas presents well, at least make it look like they put up a good fight.” This hamburger is wrapped up beautifully just for 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 our house-made hamburgers made to order, jalapeño bun, chips, and and our own house-made pickles.
Thursday, December 15
Cabbage and sausage soup and house salad with house bread. This soup, made with our house-made stock, lovely cabbage, and juicy sausage is just the ticket to begin finishing the week well. Mark Twain quips, “Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” Come get some educated cabbage, Mr. Twain will be holding court with Tom and Huck.
Friday, December 16
Shrimp quesadillas with fresh salsas and guacamole ($15). Well, it’s time for a small Friday shrimptastic twist as we take shrimp, creamy cheese, and some flavorful veggies and add them to our wheat wraps for some savory quesadillas. The quesadilla started in colonial Mexico in the southern and central regions as a flattened and cooked circle of masa (tortilla), filled with Oaxaca cheese and served with chopped onions and guacamole. Of course, quesadillas have become hugely popular in the U.S. as a kind of fancy grilled cheese. Our Scandinavian friends even make a kind of quesadilla using lefse (a thin potato pancake using leftover potatoes, flour, butter, and cream — resembling a tortilla) containing brie cheese and lingonberry jam. Come join us at the table, and let us help you make the leap into the weekend!
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 gives us a funny look at Christmas, saying, “Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.” Merry Christmas and happy hunting!
Image Credit: “Medieval Miniature of the Nativity by the Master of Vyšší Brod, c. 1350,” CreativeCommons.org.