Poor Arissa....

Today isn't a good day for Arissa. She is at the doctors office having allergy testing done. The kind of allergy testing where they poke you dozens of times with different items (grass, pollen, etc) to see what you're allergic to. I guess she's been having LOTS of ear infections (I had them as a kid too, but wasn't tested like this...) and the doctors want to find out what's causing the inflamation which causes the fluid build up which causes the ear infection... poor baby. She has been crying about it for two days (Daddy told her she was going to be poked lots of times.... mean daddy). Side note: Rissa cries like her mother. Her face gets all red and splotchy - and then the waterworks pour.

I'm ready to give Rissa lots of love when she gets home. We've got the fun stuff to paint our toes, and to add a bit of bling too!

We're going to Mexico today. How strange is it that they can just pop over to Mexico for the heck of it. It's like 20 minutes away. My goal? To buy some vanilla! You can buy a HUGE bottle of pure vanilla extract (not the imitation stuff we normally have in the US) for like a buck! Yes, $1!! It's seriously like liquid gold - LOOOOVE it! I want to get that and some tomato buillion. Yum! Lots of baking and cooking will be happening at my house!

In honor of vanilla shopping... I'll RAK a bottle of this precious liquid to one of today's comment posters. I'll print out everyone's post and have Rissa pull one of them out of a bowl. So, leave a comment with your favorite way to use vanilla!! :)

11 comments:

barbr said...

Mmmmmmm Vanilla! i'm so jealous! we use it (and some cinnamon/nutmeg) to add some 'homemade' flavor to bisquick pancakes!

:Barb:

SSgtBullsGirl said...

Rissa
Sending you feel better love... hope you are feeling better!
huggs and sugars
le anne bull

Heather B. said...

Where have I been?!?! You're in MEXICO?!?! lol Have fun and don't get in trouble south of the border!
~Heather B.

Jack B said...

I use vanilla in just about everything...from adding it to OJ (and cream) to make Orange Julius to making homemade pralines (always add extra vanilla)...it has got to be my favorite falvoring agent!

Emily Adams said...

um - pretty please get me some vanilla. I'm not above begging...

Emily Adams said...

I saw vanilla and went straight to begging.
Let's see: how I use vanilla by emily adams...

I buy cake mix and try to pass it off as my own. the only way to do this is to add a few drops of vanilla to mask the mass produced "vanillin" flavoring.

Anonymous said...

I add it to Dan's Belgian waffles ... and he isn't above begging either!

Love you and have a great time in Mexico with all of your "girls"...Sheri

Heather said...

I figure with only a few of us posting you could just spend 10 bucks and buy everyone a bottle!!

I use Vanilla in lots of things too. Vanilla hot coco, cookies, cakes, mmmmm.

Have fun

Leah said...

I felt bad for my DH when he had his allergy testing done a few years ago. He came home and his back looked like a bumpy road map or something.... Poor Arissa. Sure hope the little darlin is feeling better.
Woohoo on your visit to Mexico!

ejmom said...

Oh yummy! I love Mexican Vanilla! I use vanilla a lot but I think one of my absolute favorites is in my homemade french toast. My kids really love it! Hope Arissa is better.

Penny said...

My favorite way to use vanilla comes from a recipe from when I was doing South Beach a year or so ago....I still eat this stuff!

Add splenda and lots of vanilla extract to Fat Free ricotta cheese. It makes this yummy pudding. It's good if you're on a diet, of if you just want something quick, cheap and sweet!