So what are you up to this weekend? Me? I’m just chilling at home making homemade vanilla. I know, I know. I can buy vanilla at HEB. But I’m kinda obsessed right now with making my own stuff.
I found this book at my library and loved it so much I had to buy a copy. It’s called Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila. It is filled with everyday staples that you can make. For example, brown sugar. Did you know you can make your own brown sugar?!? How cool is that! It’s just regular sugar with molasses. Who knew?
So I decided to try my hand at the homemade vanilla. That meant I had to turn to trusty Amazon to order some real vanilla beans from Madagascar. What did people do before the internet, seriously?
Turns out, all you have to do is fill a container with some plain vodka, add some beans, and shake once a day for a month. Bam- vanilla! I’m looking forward to some homemade chocolate chip cookies with this vanilla.
In other weekend news, we also took Charlie to the dog park this morning and Tim made a new friend. Here’s Peaches!