Weekly Meals

The Christmas Pickle

Get “irresistibly contagious” this year with laugher, love, and joy as we celebrate this holy season. Come learn about “The Christmas Pickle,” and sing a little jingle about shrimp and grits. Come join us at the table, we’d love to see you! Here’s what we’ve got cooking for you at week’s end: chicken tortilla soup and shrimp and grits.

What We’re Cooking for You This Week

Thursday, December 22

Chicken tortilla soup. This soup, made with our house-made stock, black beans, fresh corn, tomatoes, and roasted chicken is just the ticket to launch you into a fantastic holiday weekend. Bob Hope shares, “My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.” He also joked about one of his famous co-stars, “Bing Crosby and I weren’t the types to go around kissing each other. We always had a light jab for each other. One of our stock lines used to be ‘There’s nothing I wouldn’t do for Bing, and there’s nothing he wouldn’t do for me. And that’s the way we go through life – doing nothing for each other!’ Well, we say, share a little love with someone this year, but while you’re on your way, try a little tortilla soup — it’s our way of sharing the love.

Friday, December 23

Shrimp and grits ($15). Shrimptastic Friday: 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. One silly Christmas tradition, said to have started in Germany, is the Christmas pickle. Yep. A pickle ornament is placed last on the tree, and the first child to find it gets a extra present. Turns out, though, the tradition didn’t start in Germany. Nopey. It started in the 1880’s with a fad of having vegetable ornaments on the tree. No kidding. So, really, the Christmas pickle is just a marketing trick, and yes, it started in the U.S. Well, we’ll take something from old Germany and spruce it up just for you: “O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum, Wie treu sind deine Blätter!” Translated it reads, “O shrimp and grits, O shrimp and grits, your sauce and grits delight us.” We never said we knew German. But, let ol’ Nat King Cole hold forth singing about his favorite dish made with grits, and the translation just might work. Merry Christmas!

We’ll Be Closed December 26, 2016 — January 9, 2016

We’ll be closed for the holidays from December 26, 2016 to January 9, 2017. We’ll reopen for the new year with lunch service on January 10, 2017. We are truly thankful for all the folks who frequent our table. Thanks for giving into our lives with your time and talk, our lives are enriched because of you. We hope you have a blessed and happy holidays! 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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 friend Charles Dickens wrote in his immortal tale about the changed heart of Ebenezer Scrooge, “There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” Let’s get positively contagious this year, sharing laughter, love, and joy as we gather to celebrate this holy season! Merry Christmas!

Image Credit: “Giotto di Condone, Scenes from the Life of Christ, Nativity — Birth of Jesus,” CreativeCommons.org.