Okay, rest time is over!
Time to jump back on that homesteading train. Onward we go to homemade goodness.
So here is the fun make-at-home project I mentioned yesterday. It honestly could not be any easier. I gifted these for Christmas this year and it was a hit! At least, that’s the front everyone put on. I suppose they could have internally thought it was an ridiculously silly gift, but lucky for me, they were far too kind to say anything. And that’s what I love about my family.
It’s inexpensive…it’s simple…it’s a necessity for all kitchens…it’s….
Super Homemade Vanilla Extract
Step Two: Slice a vanilla bean lengthwise, right through it’s belly. Mountain Rose Herbs has a great price on vanilla beans here. Don’t do what I did and procrastinate, because then you must buy vanilla beans from the health food store and they are expensive. As in like $2 a piece. Yikes. Do yourself a favor and order them in bulk from Mountain Rose Herbs – you will find a million uses for them once you have them.
Step Three: Insert the vanilla bean into the bottle (I cut them in half) and top off with your choice of vodka. That’s right people, vodka.
(Scrap all the goodness from the scissors into the bottle as well!
Step Five: Try to keep yourself from smelling you hands all afternoon. DELICIOUS. As I have previously stated, I believe if God had a smell, he would smell like vanilla beans.
Can you believe how easy that was? I shouldn’t have even posted instructions. I could have just said “Put a vanilla bean in a bottle and fill it with vodka!” However, I need to sound like I know what I’m doing or no one will visit my homestead. Breaking the process into steps makes me sound smarter. Don’t ya think? No? Hmm…
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