Happy President’s Day! Ronald Reagan once joked about Clint Eastwood’s bid to become mayor of Carmel, “What makes him think a middle-aged actor, who’s played with a chimp, could have a future in politics?” We’ve got a great week of food just for you, with a dose of silliness on the side! We look forward to seeing you at the table! Here’s what’s cooking for you this week: chicken gorditas, spaghetti with fresh marinara and meatballs, and shrimp étouffée.
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Chicken gorditas with charro black beans and fresh salsa. Our gorditas are freshly made and stuffed with savory roasted chicken meat, and they come with our delicious charro black beans and fresh house-made salsa. A gordita (“chubby” in Spanish) is a corn meal tortilla made thick, grilled on a traditional comal, sliced open on one end, and stuffed with lots of goodies from meat, cheese, or vegetables to chicharrones (a spicy stew of pork rinds). Yes, it’s a little like a Mexican pita, but a whole lot more fun. Come join us at the table, we’d love to see you for some fresh gordita goodness!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Spaghetti with fresh marinara sauce, house-made meatballs, and house salad and bread. Yes, it’s the old stand-by, but ours contains homemade marinara sauce and a 1/3 pound hand-patted meatball served over piping hot pasta, and it’s just the right kind of pastalicious serving that makes life a little better. For another old standby, did you know lasagna had Medieval origins? Yep. The first “modern-looking” recipe comes from Naples, Italy in the Liber de Coquina (The Book of Cookery) with layers of pasta, sauces, and chopped, hard-boiled eggs. Of course, later recipes included different kinds of meat, cheeses, and vegetables. Though he loved fruit and enjoyed lots of fruit trees at the White House, John Quincy Adams never paid much attention to food. He once said, “Five small crackers and a glass of water give me a sumptuous dinner.” Boring. Maybe he should have tried an old Italian recipe for lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs, and that would have corrected his impoverished thinking.
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 of delicious of house salad, house bread, and spaghetti with fresh marinara sauce and meatballs.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Fantastic Thursday: Shrimp étouffée with 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. William Henry Harrison’s presidency didn’t last but a month, so his table tastes were not well known. But, he threw great campaign feasts featuring cornbread, cheese, Burgoo (a squirrel and vegetable stew), and hard cider. In fact, the hard cider flowed so freely at campaign events, he became known as the “Hard Cider Candidate.” Well, we don’t have any Burgoo or hard cider, but we’ll just bet this étouffée will help you finish the week presidentially.
Have a look: Stone House Eats Standard Menu!
Stone House Eats Bread Baked Daily
Lunch Served | 11am-2pm Tuesday — Thursday
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.
President Andrew Johnson once quipped, “Washington is 12 squares miles bordered by reality.” And, President Dwight D. Eisenhower observed one time,”There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is everyone is too far from home.” What else is there to say?