All posts tagged: scones

April 26, 2016 Weekly Menu

Join us this week in celebrating old Willie Shakespeare’s 452nd birthday or the 400th anniversary of his death — both happened in April (just not the same year). “The plate’s the thing wherein we’ll catch” the belly of the king of bards. Here’s what’s cooking for you this week: Louisiana red beans and rice with hot water cornbread, brisket tacos with slow-cooked mayacoba beans, white lasagna with an artichoke and spinach béchamel sauce and chicken, and a shrimptastic po-boy Friday . What We’re Cooking for You This Week Tuesday, April 26 Special made Louisiana red beans and rice with hot water cornbread and house salad. We’ll also have available the veggie sides of cabbage and kale or a roasted veggie medley. Our red beans come fully and deeply flavored, cooked in our own house-made smoked ham hock stock, and, on the side, for your dining pleasure, you can chose a side of cabbage and kale or roasted veggies that will totally set the week in motion. Few know Willie Shakespeare suffered through the frustration of a failed country music career. It wasn’t until …

January 18, 2016 Weekly Menu

Neil Diamond and UB40 have come to town to sing about “Red, red beans” and “Dumplings, oh dumplings, oh baby.”  Don’t forget the Downton Abbey Premier Party on January 22! Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, cheesy chicken spaghetti, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken and dumplings, and shrimptastic Friday! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, January 18, 2016 Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come fully and deeply flavored, cooked in our own house-made smoked ham hock stock. Well, once upon a time, Neil Diamond had a crazy idea for a song: “Red, Red Beans.” “Red, red beans, I’d have sworn, that with time, thoughts of you would leave my head. I was wrong, now I find, just one thing makes me forget…red, red beans.” Of course, Neil loved red beans (no ham stock, though, he really loved a kosher ox tail stock), but he realized the song just wouldn’t work; beans just couldn’t help someone get over a lost love — red …

January 11, 2016 Weekly Menu

Happy New Year! We look forward to having you drop by the house this week for some great food! Don’t forget the Downton Abbey Premier Party on January 22! Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, pork loin with black-eyed peas and lady creams, chicken enchiladas, grilled chicken caesar salad, and pan-fried catfish with crab sauce! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, January 11, 2016 Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with house-made biscuits. Revolutionary lean diet promoter Kathy Freston remarks, “Whole foods like grains and beans release their sugar very, very slowly because of the fiber in them, and they don’t give you a sugar rush. They feed your cells as needed, and as a result, you have loads of stable energy that powers you through the day.” Right, Kathy, it’s the slowly released sugar that’s the real power in beans…. Tuesday, January 12 Specially baked pork loin, black-eyed peas with lady creams, and mixed greens. We take a pork loin, rub it with all kinds of seasoning goodness, then …

You’re Invited to a Party!

You’re Invited to Our Open House Thursday, December 10 from 5pm—8pm We will have an Open House Thursday, December 10 from 5pm—8pm with all kinds of goodies and gifts for your Christmas holidays. We are truly thankful for all the folks who frequent our table. Thanks for giving into our lives with your time and talk, we are the better for it. We will have plenty of good eats available to enjoy free of charge — things like champagne punch, toast squares with house-made chicken salad, savory sausage bites, mini strawberry shortcakes with our lavender scones, and blondies!  These local merchants will have wonderful gift opportunities for this downtown Rayville Open House: Gifts to Geaux with Lauren Wilson Rose Boutique and Mood Swings Stone House Eats   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. Famous Christmas Quotes Our good friend and Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz observed, “Christmas is doing a …

November 16, 2015 Weekly Menu

“Tell me something good,” Chaka Khan and Rufus sang. “Tell me that you love me.” Let us tell you something good about food we love, and let’s get a little funky with Chaka Khan. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, meat lasagna with fresh pasta, meatloaf and smashed potatoes, and fried green tomatoes with barbecued shrimp po-boy! Let Us Cook for Your Thanksgiving Day Table   Please place your orders by telephone at (318) 267-4457 by Friday, November 20 at 6pm. They will be available for pickup at the house Wednesday, November 22 from 10am — 3pm. Click Here for What’s on the Thanksgiving Menu What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, November 16 Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with biscuits. Old Satchmo had a favorite dish: red beans and rice. In fact, he loved them so much, he’d sign his letters to folks, “Red beans and ricely yours, Louis Armstrong.” That love probably inspired the song “Ain’t Misbehavin.’” “No one to talk with, all by myself. No one to walk with, I’m happy on the shelf …

She Rode a Flaming Turkey

“She rode a flaming turkey, she held a shining spoon. She she came to cook some vittles for her folks in the room,” Frankie Laine wrote in some altered lyrics for “Blazing Saddles.” You, too, can come whooping and hollering into Thanksgiving Day with some great food, wielding a mighty spoon! We’d love to cook some things for your Thanksgiving table. Have a look at our starters, sides, breads, and desserts to see how we can help you have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal with your family. Cooking for Your Thanksgiving Day Table Thanksgiving Day remains a very important day for us to express our gratitude for the goodness and faithfulness of God in our lives. Folks get together with families and friends, celebrating and remembering how good life truly is. Sure, most of us will probably eat too much, but let’s think just a little differently. Can we really be too full of gratitude? Let our full bellies reflect the fullness of our hearts in deep gratitude for how God has given into our lives. How to Place Your Orders Please place …

November 9, 2015 Weekly Menu

Teddy Roosevelt, Bing Crosby, and Ingrid Bergman will rough ride their way into town this week. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, grits and grillades, fajita tacos, sampler sandwich with fried green tomatoes, and fried green tomatoes with barbecued shrimp po-boy! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, November 9 Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come fully and deeply flavored, cooked in our own house-made smoked ham hock stock. Well, they wanted to call that old movie with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman The Beans of St. Mary’s because their little parochial school was famous for its beans prepared by and for the nuns each week. Unfortunately, the thoughts of, well, bean-powered nuns would’t play well in 1940’s America. So, they chose the safe bet: The Bells of St. Mary’s. Not as exciting, but it did well in the theaters. Our beans, on the other hand, are rather exciting, but probably won’t do well in theaters. As an historical note, America wouldn’t be …

October 26, 2015 Weekly Menu

We feel like Gene Kelly, “I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain! What a glorious feeling, I’m happy again!” Funny how a little change in weather can make such a difference. Come get happy with us this week as we sing our way to the table. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: shrimp and garlic cheese grits, chicken enchiladas, spaghetti and homemade meatballs, and blackened catfish with a crabmeat sauce! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, October 26 — Closed Today! Red beans and rice will return next Monday, November 2! Tuesday, October 27 Shrimp served on baked garlic cheese grits. Shrimp lovingly cooked with chopped veggies in a delicious sauce served over baked garlic cheese grits will make you toot your horns up and down the street. “Shrimp and grits, shrimp and grits, shrimp and griiiiiiits!” It’s like a John Philip Sousa march, moving us down the street with brassy strains and thumping bass, only this march is more like The Soul Rebels funky-cool rendition of The Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams. …

October 12, 2015

“In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; he sailed through sunshine, wind, and rain,” the old poem goes. Early Renaissance Spain was not known for good food, so Columbus was on a mission to find some great victuals. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, fried chicken and signature potatoes, meatloaf with mashed potatoes and roasted cauliflower, creamy pesto chicken pasta, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, October 12 — Happy Columbus Day! Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come full of flavor, cooked in our own house made smoked ham hock stock. Well, believe it or don’t, beans helped save Western civilization. Not just the chick peas that Charlemagne ordered to be cultivated in the 9th century to help restore the war-ravaged land and peoples, but the beans explorers like Columbus brought back from the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. Beans became so popular because they proved so …

October 5, 2015 Menu

“Wise men say, only fools rush in, but I can’t help falling in love with you,” Elvis sang about pork chop sandwiches. Have a look at what’s cooking in the kitchen for you this week: red beans and rice, fried pork chops and mama’s rice, pulled pork sandwiches with apple slaw, grilled chicken salads, and barbecued shrimp stuffed po-boys! What We’re Cooking for You This Week Monday, October 5 Special made Louisiana red beans & rice with hot water cornbread. Our red beans come full of flavor, cooked in our own house made smoked ham hock stock. Well, our old friend Reg Dwight had a thing for beans, and, yes, he sang a song about them: “Say, Candy and Ronnie, have you seen them yet, but they’re so spaced out, Beanie and the Jets. Oh but they’re weird and they’re wonderful, oh Beanie she’s really keen, she’s got electric boots a mohair suit. You know I read it in a magazine…B-B-B-Beanie and the Jets.” Put on your platform shoes, your feathery boa, and some funky glasses — it’s Monday, bring in the beans — …