My snow day was glorious! (Yes - this post is a little late describing it. But the National Championship football game went later than I expected, and then I was busy at work yesterday, so this is the first time I've had a second to sit down and write.)
So I slept in until about 8, which was awesome. I watched morning shows on tv; talked to my mom on the phone; baked cookies; read my book; did some laundry; ran 7 miles on the treadmill; cooked a delicious soup for dinner; then watched the football game. Such a nice, unexpected day away from the office.
Here's a little dilemma we encountered on the day off. So, I was getting the ingredients out to bake the cookies, and I realized I didn't have enough vanilla extract. I'd usually use 2 teaspoons, but I only had 1 in the bottle. What would you do in this situation? (And I mean in terms of substitution - I wasn't about to leave the house to get a new bottle.) I wanted to do one teaspoon vanilla, one teaspoon whiskey, but Jonathan was disgusted by the idea. So instead I used the one teaspoon vanilla, then added one teaspoon water with a little bit of Splenda french vanilla coffee creamer, which was of unknown date of purchase, and found on the back shelf of the pantry. I don't know if I'm just searching for the flavor because I know it's not there, but when I taste the cookies, I think they slightly lack the body that vanilla extract gives them. Have you guys ever made a substitution for it?
Anyway...great day off!
(And if anyone's curious, the rain/snow boots I ordered last week on Thursday haven't arrived yet. Really helpful.)