So, we're enjoying lunch (breakfast, actually) at a local restaurant (our Friday treat), and Cindi says:
"Oh, and we need to stop by Green Earth."
"I need to buy another vanilla bean."
"A vanilla bean?"
"Yes. Do you know how big they are? And they cost $3.00 a piece."
"But why do you need a vanilla bean?"
"I'm making vanilla."
"Yes. Read about it on Cheapskate Website. You take the bean and put in some vodka...."
"You bought vodka?"
"Yes, it's in the cabinet. You put the bean in the vodka and shake it every once in a while and leave it for a month."
She showed me when we got home. It's making a LOT of vanilla and it smells wonderful. And it only cost a cheap bottle of vodka and $6.00 for two vanilla beans. I mean, it makes A LOT.
She never ceases to me amaze me with the stuff she comes up with!