Friday, January 05, 2007

Stilton, Edam, and Blue Oh My!

Today my family and I traveled to the Lehigh Valley area for my aunt's funeral. It was good to see my cousin that I never see. We talked about our memories of my aunt and found out she got toasted, or looped as she called it (on red wine) at Thanksgiving dinner! We got out old photographs and reminiced about good times with our family.

On our way back home, we decided to stop at Wegman's. This isn't your ordinary grocery store. This is the kind of store you go to when you don't want the ordinary. We don't have a Wegman's in our neighborhood yet. We due to get one in the spring.

The shopping frenzy started at the not-your-ordinary-cheese department. I picked up a Merlot cheese, similar to Port Wine cheese but this one is purple and white, made with Merlot (duh), a Beemster classic cheese from Holland, a Blue Cheese from St Agur, France (where else?), and a white Stilton cheese with apricot from England. Now I will have the perfect accompianment for the Swiss wine my friend Paul brought me.

The bakery department or Patisserie (for those of you that only talk about France) was To. Die. For. I got a vanilla creme brulee for NittanyBri and a chocolate, creamy, cake thingy for myself. And if Bri is reading this now, I guess I just ruined the big surprise huh?!?

Besides the smell of cheese (which can be good or bad depending if you like the smell of feet or not) the other aroma that filled the car was the smell of coffee. I purchased Seville Orange flavored Espresso bean and ground them there. There was also a Vermont Maple and the double your caffiene variety my sister chose.

We'll be eating and drinking tonight, it's grey and rainy outside anyway. Hope you all have a great weekend. Send Nittanybri get well wishes. He's got a yucky cold!

There is so much in this store that is new and unusual. I cannot wait till we get one. Grocery shopping will be a joy!!!


SnotSucker said...

Mmmmm, we love Wegman's! I buy different cheese's once a month and we have our own little wine & cheese party!!

Coyote Mike said...

Can I come to dinner? I'll bring my French waiter's corkscrew. We have no such fun stores anywhere near here.

Funerals are always bittersweet. I am thinking I will be going to two this year, most likely.

Hugs for you, dahling. Now, On to the WINE!

Bone said...

Sorry about your aunt, Carnealian :(

I love chocolate, creamy, cake thingies.

MarkD60 said...

Sorry about the loss of your Aunt.

I never noticed how much my Aunt and cousins drank till I quit drinking.

Coyote Mike said...

That store you were talking about was on one of the morning shows today as one of the most fun places to work. Just a thought, in case the art career doesn't work :P

InterstellarLass said...

Wegman's sounds like Central Market. Yummmmm...good food. I love cheese. I could eat cheese and nothing else every day.