We made it through Halloween. Someone was going to be Taylor Swift... but at the last minute opted for Shufflebot instead. Why does she always do this to me? Can't we just go out and buy a costume like the rest of the world??? The Shufflebot is the mascot of a hot teen pop group right now. It is a person who dances in a robot costume. She informed me that she needed a "rock star" shirt with the words "Excuse me for Party Rocking" (in a certain font) on it, and she also needed the robot head.
So, back to the vanilla beans... I am making my own vanilla extract. Why? Because I can. Ok - well, it is a fraction of the cost of store-bought vanilla extract and I am also going to give it away as gifts this Christmas. It is important to start now because it takes two months for it to finish. After that, the vanilla extract supposedly just gets better and better with age and makes your home-baked goodies taste extremely yummy!
Next time, I am going to make the extract from rum, not vodka.
Stay tuned as we show off our Halloween creations tomorrow.