Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Deciding to Celebrate Valentine’s Day This Year!

When my dad and I took my daughter’s to the airport after Christmas, he was asked to stop by Wegmans for some bagels and muffins and a roast by my mom. I had no clue what a Wegmans was and my dad chuckled and said it’s like a carnival for adults. Ok, if you say so. I mean, we were going to a grocery store.

Wegmans Carvel Ice Cream Cake

hahahaha Oh my, I was just “weee” little bit off on my assessment!

When we walked in, I realized I had just entered the Tiffany’s of grocery stores! I had never seen a grocery store like this before. All of those different areas to have food and dine in! I think my dad laughed at the awe I was in! I think if I had never left the bakery that day I would still be in heaven!

Wegmans in Bulk

So, this weekend when Doodle and I were talking about Valentine’s Day, we both realized that, yea, it’s right around the corner! How do these holidays sneak up on me? Believe it or not, I did have some forethought before we moved and I brought along along the two boxes of Valentine’s day cards for his class!

Wegmans Mixed fruit tart

I figured, now was as good a time as any to get some treats for Valentine’s Day and head back to Wegmans! As soon as I walked in, I went through their fruit section straight to their bakery. I am going to treat myself and my mom to their fruit tart! They look like the most tangy, sweet delicacy eh-ver! My dad, I’ll probably get him some meat. lol Probably some hard salami or something. I still haven’t decided.

Wegmans Meat & Cheese

Usually I get the boys one little thing and I thought I’d do that and get a couple of extras we could all share! I have to admit, I was a little distracted by my surroundings! Like I said, that place is my playground. Now, being this was my first time wandering through the store on my own, I was there for quite a while and I may have walked around the store about 4-5 times. Seriously, you can NOT take it all in at once.

Wegmans helping you make great meals easy

To top it off, the store is decked out in Valentine’s Day d├ęcor! In fact, they had some really cute ideas as you walked through several of the departments. I loved that if you might forget something, all you needed to do was turn a corner, and there was something you might need to celebrate the day!

I finally got enough for Doodle to be able to hand out things to his classmates and the boys and I could celebrate Valentine’s Day at home in style! This was definitely one stop shopping! Everything you could possibly need to create a wonderful meal or setting was available at Wegmans!

Wegmans Decoractions

Unfortunately, my morning started off with my youngest getting very sick at 4:30 in the morning. He’d been up a couple of times through the night so I got very little sleep! I’m not super crafty or creative as it is so going on very little sleep, I wanted to get something together for when Buddy got home!

I forgot to get the Carvel Ice Cream Cake out and defrost it in the fridge for about 1/2 an hour so both boys had to wait for a little while. Thankfully, Doodle hadn’t gotten sick the rest of the day so he was up for a bit of ice cream!

Wegmans Valentines Day Ice Cream Cake

I got everything ready as the cake somewhat defrosted and by the time we were ready to eat, I was definitely in Valentine’s Day mode! And, I might add, we may have been a little impatient and carved into the cake before 1/2 an hour was up? What can I say? Once we saw it in the fridge, we all got a little bit hungrier! =)

Wegmans Carvel Ice Cream Cake

We definitely weren’t disappointed! I cut us each a piece and we dug into it! Man, that is the way to have a snack and how to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Sure it’s earlier, but what’s wrong with a little bit of practice, eh?

Wegmans Valentines Day Cake

I can guarantee you, there weren’t any complaints from this crew! Oh, and did I mention I forgot the napkins? I went through my bags and, ugh, I forgot to stick them in my bag. They were several to choose from and I think as I was looking at my options I got distracted by all of the other Valentine’s Day products I didn’t remember to go back and grab them. Sad panda, I know!

I’ve got a 2nd cake that I plan on breaking open on Valentine’s Day if I can keep the boys away from it. We’ll enjoy this one and then enjoy the next one on the actual holiday!

If you want, you can head to my Google + Album to check out my entire trip and drool over all of the other pictures I took!

Do you decorate for Valentine’s Day? Do you go all out?

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Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Like I said on FB, I LOVE Wegmans. I miss it. We need one down here!

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

WOW! I've never heard of Wegmans but I would so sooo love to go there to shop! I LOVE that bulk section! And the cake looks yummy.

Amanda said...

OMG - I need to go to one of these stores!!

Laura Grace Andry said...

That mixed fruit tart looks ridiculously delicious... fruit and dessert all in one - sold! I am not sure if we have a Wegmans near us, but will totally be on the lookout now.

Whitney @ Momma Knows Best said...

What a neat store! I have never heard of Wegmans until now. I would definitely be in awe walking through there! That cake and mixed fruit tart both look AMAZING!

Trista Anderson said...

I want a store like that by me and I have to say that fruit tart looks oh so yummy


Michele D said...

Oh my! Valentine's Day sweets are my weakness. That cake looks so yummy!

Irish Italian Blessings said...

I am so jealous we don't have a store like that here! It looks amazing. Awesome V-Day stuff too.

Beth Duncan said...

Wish our Wegmans was closer. I always hear such awesome things about that store. One day, I'm going to make a whole shopping trip around Wegmans!

Joy Harris said...

I've never been to a Wegmans but it looks like they have everything!

Alaina Bullock said...

I wish we had a Wegman's here! they are such an awesome store! Looks like you all had a yummy time!

LenaJeanne said...

I have only been to Wegmans once when I visited my friends in upstate New York and I wish we had them here..I would go there ALL the time..LOVE IT!!!

Kelly R said...

I wish we had one down here.. Great post.

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