Yesterday was our one hour one minute drive to Skippack, PA for haircuts.  I was trying to leave my hair alone for awhile because of chemo.  I wasn’t supposed to lose it with this chemo but I didn’t really trust that…so I was sort of waiting and watching…and annoyingly asking Den each day if I still had lots of hair!  My stylist Lauren T….cut it so that it will grow like the beloved photos that I carry around with me.  We say that Skippack will be a quick trip but there is way too much to look at in that sweet little town.

My hair…and my yearned for look.  It is almost like that in the front but too messy to take a picture of…

Skippack…I know I have posted some of these before but it’s such a sweet town…the first photo is a hotel in the heart of Skippack…one of these days we are going to spend the night in Skippack…shopping and going to dinner.

We had had lunch yesterday in one of our fave Skippack restaurants…Basta Pasta!  Don’t you love that name?  Basta Pasta is my idea of an old Italian restaurant…red checked tablecloths and shakers of cheese and hot pepper flakes.  We had the best linguini with Bolognese Sauce…plus we added meatballs…yum!  The pasta was perfect as was the sauce…a cold day and a favorite pasta dish…perfection!

We ended our day with a quick stop at an unfamiliar very crowded Trader Joe’s!  I have not been out in a while and it showed at my uncontrollable excitement at being out shopping.  Of course I had no list so I just started dropping random things in my cart while Den tried to find a parking place.  I ran into people, too, and left my cart in everyone’s way.  I hovered by these ladies buying up tons of frozen dumplings and I grabbed the same things.  I asked a random man where the Cauliflower Gnocchi was…thinking he worked there when he really was just a customer.  Salsa, refried beans, Trader Joe’s Organic Fritos…which we have not had in a while and which we needed… were all things I put in my cart.  I also grabbed various frozen Quinoas and veggie combos in addition to that Cauliflower Gnocchi but there was only one bag left of those.  That elusive sought after Cauliflower Gnocchi.  One of the people who worked there told me they put out two cases of Cauliflower Gnocchi a day and it’s gone in seconds.  Trader Joe’s just added Cauliflower Latkes to their frozen foods but I didn’t know about them until I got home…next time!

Why Cauliflower Gnocchi?  I toss olive oil, butter and garlic in a pan and sautée it until it’s crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.  Parmesan Reggiano cheese over the top makes it unforgettable.  It’s awesome wth sauce, too.  You have no need to feel guilty about eating it…it’s cauliflower after all!  Yeah for Cauliflower!

Finished and totally loved this book!  Filled with snarky humor and comedic situations!  Picture this…two couples and one child…the child has a huge imaginary rabbity friend named Posey who wears silver moon boots…are off to a holiday village for a long weekend.  The parents of the child are divorced and have brought their significant partners with them.  That darn imaginary bunny doesn’t know how to keep his big bunny mouth shut and there is archery involved…yep…archery!  Yikes!


I think I might read this next…or this…not sure!

It snowed yesterday while we were driving home from Skippack…it was beautiful!


18 thoughts on “Yesterday…Today!

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    Love the look of Skippack! Adorable little town. The food is yummy looking, and I’m loving An Anonymous Girl.

    Today I’m cleaning bathrooms. I like taking on a room or two at a time. Then I might feel like Christmas decorating.

    Love the hair.


    • Patty Magyar says:

      Thank you! It’s short but I don’t really mind it any more. I just started that book but it’s really good…I can tell. I am surprised that you don’t go to Trader Joe’s more just because there is so much stuff that can be fixed in minutes!

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  2. Ti says:

    I guess what you need to keep your appetite up is to just go to Trader Joe’s because it sounds like you bought the entire store. It’s all good. Well, most of it. I have had a couple of fails with new products but they told me you can bring them back. Did you know that?

    You hair. There is so much of it. I swear you have more than I do at my crown. I will text you a pic of my thin hair.


  3. Kathryn says:

    Skippack looks adorable as a small town. Can see why you’d want to stay over night. Your hair is looking pretty good from the back actually. Mine’s hopeless so kinda jealous!! The Adults sounds like a load of fun to read.


  4. lakesidemusing says:

    Your hair looks pretty close to that picture on the right to me…. will we see a photo of the front one of these days? You might be there already!

    I need to plan a trip to Trader Joe’s. Haven’t been there all year, but then I rarely make it beyond Wegmans 😉


  5. Stefanie says:

    What a cute town and what fun you had shopping at TJ’s. I’m glad you were able to get out. The packaging of TJ products are really fun. Glad you have some good books to curl up with this weekend. I like your ‘do plans.


  6. Mary says:

    Your hair is looking amazing! I can’t wait for you to have it styled and colored the way you want.
    I live a mile from a Trader Joe’s and find it hard to not stop when I’m in the area. It’s a great store. Haven’t tried the gnocchis but plan to. Thanks for sharing about it. I want to pick up a panettone for Christmas. They are so yummy.


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