This week I had some organizing projects that I was working on, so I took a trip up to the Elizabeth IKEA with my husband and my 2 lil girls. There is so much to look at, I thought it would keep them entertained. Ha, not really; they are 2 and 6.
All and all the shopping went well, I got 90% of what I went there for and you can't beat the prices on a lot of their inventory. I always shop during the week because it is just insane on the weekends. Not a good idea with small children, too hectic and crowded.
After our upstairs showroom tour, we stopped and decided to grab a bite to eat. Kids Meals for the girls (chicken and fries) and my husband settled on a Greek Salad and wrap. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted. I mean, it is IKEA and food is not what I think of when I think IKEA.
In the end I decided on meatballs (no gravy, yuck), steamed veggies, and these fabulous little broccoli and potato discs.
The fun part was sitting by the window so the girls could watch the airplanes land every 5 minutes or so. The food was good, we continued some shopping and had some frozen yogurt cones before heading back home to Woodbridge.
The next day I hear on the news that IKEA has not admitted that their food also has traces of horsemeat! Really???? As if I wasn't having a hard time as it was, deciding on what to eat, but then what I did pick was the item that has horsemeat, and I fed it to my 2 yr old as well.
I definitely will shop IKEA again, but hold the horsemeat please! No lunch on my agenda next time.
Melanie Joseph - lifestyle blogger, event planner & mom of five - is the owner of Lucky 7 Design, specializing in Vintage Prop Rentals for Wedding & Events, custom vintage and recycled handmade pieces.
Editor's Note: IKEA has said that only pork and beef are used in meat products sold for consumption in the United States and Canada.