Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Freebies

 DD was gifted this single rose by a customer, and regifted it to me yesteday as my Valentine's gift. I'm enjoying it on the kitchen counter.
She also came home with this! The green creature is a nip bottle of vodka, and there is some whiskey. Neither of us can drink, due to RX, so perhaps I will clean with the vodka, make a cake with the whiskey. This week's freebies.

8 comments:

Emily said...

You could also make homemade vanilla with the vodka.

Lili said...

The rose is so beautiful!
With the booze -- you could also make vanilla extract. I used some lingering brandy from making brandied cherries a few years back, for making my last batch of vanilla extract. Alcohol is so expensive, due to taxes, where I live, so I use whatever I can get my hands on for making extract. I have no idea who can afford to actually drink that stuff! The last vodka that I bought for extract was about $15 (including taxes) for a litre, and that was bottom shelf stuff.

slugmama said...

Save the vodka to soak vanilla beans to make flavoring.

Barbara Gantt said...

The vodka could become vanilla extract with a few vanilla beans.

CTMOM said...

I recently learned that vanilla beans (Madagascar) soared in price. Luckily, I also recently bought my yearly bottle of double strength extract from Penzeys, so we are set for a while. Will consider instilling the spent vanilla beans from my almost empty, last year's bottle into the nip of vodka. I normally just stick it in my sugar bowl on the kitchen table.

kelley said...

I use vodka in my pie crust and it's wonderful...a trick I learned from my mother...I don't drink alcohol either due to medications...

The Line has been Drawn said...

Well, I learned something new here! I knew you could clean with vodka, but had never heard about making vanilla extract out of it. I'll need to remember that should I ever be gifted vodka. I also don't drinks due to the meds I take. Beautiful rose! How very thoughtful of your daughter.

Life In Mooseport said...

You can make drunk hot dogs with the Jack. 1/4 cup each of packed brown sugar, ketchup, bbq sauce, 2-3 TBSP Jack, splash of Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer, add either a pkg of cocktail sausages or a pkg of hot dogs cut into bite size pieces. Simmer until heated through and alcohol is cooked out. Super yummy stuff. I usually have to quadruple the recipe for holiday appetizers.