Immediately out the door I was hit with what I'm guessing was a heavy fog, but it sure felt like rain. Amazingly, I found a parking spot. The salmon fishermen are here in droves, taking up every single space. I even got OUT of my car and walked 50 feet to the nearest building for cover. With a brisk breeze blowing, this wasn't working out at all. I returned to my rig.
You may remember last year I found an oven-baked pizza restaurant down at the bait shop in the State Park. Rather expensive but tasty, I figured to try them again since it's only a short drive. Turns out it was even shorter, since they moved to the town of Ilwaco maybe 2 miles away. Their barbecue chicken was delicious, even if it had hardly any ingredients on top of the dough. I'm talking chintzy here!!! Where's the cheese???
What to my wondering eyes should appear? They have mac 'n cheese with bacon and onions, cooked in that wonderful oven. I couldn't pass it up. MUCH better than the pizza but it still needed more sauce. Maybe it's just that I like ooey gooey things. At any rate, it's called SERIOUS PIZZA. Although not outrageously priced, it is a little expensive for what you get. I probably won't go back. On the other hand, I CANNOT make mac 'n cheese that tastes this good!!
Back at the rig, I couldn't get pizza off my mind. That recipe that Miss Terry has in her wonderful Recipe Book Miss Terry's Kitchen, just wouldn't leave me alone. A quick trip to the store for yeast reminded me exactly why I was TRYING to stay home. Good grief it was a ZOO!!
Something else that has been on my little mind was Red Lobster biscuits. Those tasty morsels of garlic fatty goodness have been calling my name for the last month. I found a recipe on the internet ... AN EXACT DUPLICATE ... THE BEST EVER ... YOU CAN'T TELL THE DIFFERENCE. They lie.
At any rate, I whipped them up and baked them in my wonderful Breville oven. They look EXACTLY like the picture on the internet. Too bad they don't TASTE like the original. I mean really, what was that lady thinking? They aren't even close to the original, and now I have two dozen of these things to eat. Not that they aren't edible, they just don't taste even CLOSE to the original.
On to Miss Terry's pizza, which I KNOW is the best because I've made it before!! It's the easiest, most awesome pizza dough, and I can smother it in cheese and goodies to my heart's content. Even better, the dough can sit in the fridge for several days before it needs to be cooked, giving it even more flavor. I can't wait. In the meantime, I'll be choking down chili and biscuits, soup and biscuits and MORE biscuits until they are gone. Maybe I'll toss some in the bushes for the bears!!
In the afternoon the rains came down, a welcome relief. They snuffed out all those smoky campfires the weekenders built. On the other hand, I felt rather sorry for them as they stood out in the rain trying to cook their dinner. I suggested a trip to Serious Pizza!!
The night didn't get any better. It poured all night long, as you can see by the internet image above, allowing me no sleep whatsoever, in spite of the Benadryl I took to ease the mosquito bites. The heavy rain/mist is still going strong. Those newly purchased easy-ups, along with those tents and sleeping bags are going home soaking wet.
My plan was to hit the Astoria Sunday Market again today, but if the rain doesn't quit, I might just spend another day in the rig. Hummmm ..... wonder what I can cook THIS time!!!