When we spend six months working in the outback of the American West, we tend to want to go shopping when we come to a town of any size. And that is exactly what we have done. After we got parked at the KOA in Flagstaff yesterday, we went to eat at our favorite restaurant in town, Piccazo’s Organic Italian. They have absolutely the best meatballs with marinara sauce you have ever tasted, AND you get most everything on the menu GLUTEN FREE! Pizza. Lasagna. Desserts. We got two pizzas and meatballs, and an extra order of meatballs to bring home for another day. And of course, there was enough pizza for leftovers, too. I am in gluten free heaven! From there, we went to Basha’s Grocery store to get a couple of cases of New Belgium beer. Jim loves it, and it is not available in the south, so we always get some to take with us when we head east.
I also found a beer store here that sells New Grist beer, which is gluten free and is pretty dang good. Although I don’t drink often, when I want a beer, I want a beer. And, I can use this beer with Bob’s Red Mill Baking Mix to make a really good beer batter for frying stuff.
I wanted to get a bottle of Herra Durra Tequila, which is hard to find in the south as well (at least in the places I have been in the south it is). They didn’t have Herra Durra, so I got Corzo instead. The guy at the store said it was good, so I trusted him on that. I haven’t opened it yet as I am taking some prescription meds that prohibit me from drinking alcohol right now, but I will have it when I am ready for it. I do like to have a shot of tequila with my beer every now and then.
Today I went to the doctor, same one I went to in April. I have an itchy rash (Yes, I know, TMI) which they diagnosed as a skin infection today, and gave me some pills and a topical cream for it. I tell you, if it doesn’t work, you will be reading a headline like this soon: “Woman jumps from moving truck on I-40”. The itch is driving me crazy, I tell you!
While I was out by myself, I sneaked over to the fabric store, Odegaard’s. I found this cutie cute cowboy fabric. I only got 1 yard of each of these, and I am already sorry I didn’t get more.
NO trip to Flagstaff is complete without a stop at New Frontiers. FabGrandpa picked up these figs, some date rolls, and some organic pecans. I got some chard, some lacinato kale, and some gluten free goodies at the bakery.
Also, I got stocked up on my Bio-Kleen dishwashing liquid. I ran out a while back and bought a different brand, and have been sorry ever since. I really didn’t like the smell of the new stuff–I gave it away before we left the North Rim. Some rice noodles, some gluten free cereal, and some Teff flour and we were out of there!
So, tell me, if you lived 200 miles from the closest shopping, what you YOU buy first when you went to town?