1. I panicked! CRAP, I am in the middle of baking these cookies! (It's rare I ever have spare time to bake and the one time I do...I'm out of an important ingredient!)
2. Realized that P was asleep, so leaving the house was not an option. Ofcourse, unless I plan to wake him from his nap and drag him to the store, which would be dumb, because then I wouldn't be able to finish baking when I got home. Instead I'd be playing hide and seek or watching Spongebob.
3. Know my neighbors well enough to know that, most likely, they don't have vanilla extract. Or even if they did, I could see from the window, no one was home.
4. Called my ma for a baking emergency 911!
My FABULOUS ma, who I knew had vanilla extract, oh so generously jumped in her SUV and headed over with just enough vanilla to save the day! Thank you ma! I know I can always count on you for ANYTHING! What do you do in a baking emergency? I'm curious to know.