Hey friends, we’ll be talking heliocentric theory and spaghetti this week, so you won’t want to miss it! We’ve got a great week of specials from Mrs. Clélie’s kitchen. Here’s what’s cooking for you this week: Lemon chicken with rice and sautéed zucchini, sandwich and wrap Wednesday, and meatballs and spaghetti with fresh marinara! We’ll also have a house-made creamy potato soup and shrimp salad available all week!
What We’re Cooking for You This Week
If you can’t make it for lunch, let us cook supper for you! Please give us a call at 267-4457, we’ll set aside some supper for you of our lunch special for the day, and you can pick it up at the shop after lunch service.
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Lemon chicken quarters with savory rice and sautéed zucchini. Our specially seasoned and carefully roasted chicken quarters come served atop savory rice and sautéed garden-fresh zucchini. Way back in 1920, a young boy named Christopher was born to loving parents A.A. and Daphne on August 21. On his first birthday, he received a stuffed bear — and many other stuffed animals found themselves added to the toy zoo over Christopher’s early years. Using the stuffed animals and his son as inspiration, the dad published a book of verse for his young son in 1924 called When We Were Very Young. You’ve probably guessed that the young son was Christopher Robin Milne, the son of A.A. Milne, who penned all our favorite Winnie-the-Pooh bear stories. Well, Pooh-Bear might not like the lemon chicken, as he prefers honey, but Tigger will bound into town because he loves chicken. Better hurry and get here before the Heffalumps, you know what frightful eaters they are.
We’ll have a house-made potato soup and shrimp salad available all week!
Sandwich & Wrap Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Sandwiches and wraps Wednesdays! We’ll have all our sandwiches and wraps available for lunch on Wednesdays. Try our very own version of the muffuletta made with our own bread and olive spread — then we add genoa salami, hard salami, smoked ham, swiss cheese, and hogs head cheese (it’s so much more fun than the traditional bologna). It’s hard to believe it’s been thirty years since Baby and Johnny dirty danced their way into our lives. Yep. Dirty Dancing premiered this week in 1987. Makes us feel, well, old. We were very young then, but we’re thinking that famous line needs a little food update, using our muffuletta: “Nobody puts Muffa in a corner.” Come grab a muffuletta and a dance — Johnny, Baby, and the whole crew will be dancing on the tables.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Spaghetti with fresh marinara sauce, house-made meatballs, and house salad and bread. Yes, it’s the old stand-by, but ours contains a fresh and 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. Popular pasta history has spaghetti coming from Sicily, but some folks argue that Marco Polo brought something like pasta from China, and introduced it to the region. Yet, we know that some kind of pasta made from durum wheat was eaten during Roman times. So, what’s the true history of spaghetti? Well, it’s stranger than you might think. Apparently, in 1154 (about a century before Marco Polo) King Roger II of Sicily commissioned a geographical survey of Sicily from his court geographer and chronicler, Abu Abdullah Mohammed al Edrisi (yes, that’s his real name). Not much of the manuscript’s maps and illustrations survive today, but we do have some interesting scientific, culinary, and cultural information available from the aptly titled The Book of Roger (yes, that’s its real name). Edrisi tells of a town in Sicily called Trabia where the residents make long strands of pasta (which they called “little worms” or “vermicelli”) from hard wheat for both eating and exporting. Believe it or not, for information like that, the book was considered one of the most important scientific works of the Middle Ages, even though it contained some pretty revolutionary claims like “the earth is round like a sphere.” Strange spaghetti, but true. Come help us celebrate spaghetti and heliocentric theory. Copernicus and Edrisi will be here, they love the huge meatballs.
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.
Mark Twain joked, “I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” Of course, in another funny vein, Yogi Berra suggests, “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.”