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 décor! 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!

Anonymous 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 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!

TheKidsDidIt said...

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

Unknown 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 said...

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

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