|Young Peanut Vendor we met this weekend...|
He followed us around watching Sawyer play Batman
|Roasted Peanuts are sold in old Liquor bottles...|
because there are plenty of old liquor bottles.
|Alexis and Logan buying Boiled Peanuts from a really sweet |
peanut vendor. N50 (30 cents) can buy a whole bag of them!
|The dough that costs some "serious dough"|
So, the other night, I made a batch of Tyson's favorite cookies, and for curiosity's sake, kept track of the cost of each portion of each ingredient so I could get an idea of the cost of one batch of these cookies!
1 1/2 cups Peanut butter.......
-Peanut butter is mainly used by foreigners here, so it comes at a price, and that price is (calculated for the 1 1/2 cups I used.)..$11.49
2 Cubes of butter...
-We had butter shipped from the US in a Refrigerated shipping container. That's the best way to insure that it has been pasteurized etc. We spent $112 on 10lbs of butter. So, two cubes would be a little over... $6.
2 1/2 cups Brown Sugar....
-Finally an ingredient I had the foresight to ship from Costco ahead of time. Cheap, Cheap, Cheap!!
1/2 cup Milk....
-The Soy milk that came in our Frozen Shipment ended up costing $23 per quart! Yes, it is being strictly rationed, and might be wrapped up as birthday gifts for the kids!
- Made do without! This isn't Mexico, the land of fragrant Vanilla in gallon size bottles.
-I am seriously considering buying a chicken... or snatching one of the stray, featherless ones I've seen walking around town. A flat of 18 eggs costs N1800 or about $13. That makes my precious eggs $0.72 each... $1.44 total
3 1/2 cups Flour...
-The flour aisle at the grocery store had me stumped! There was Corn flour, Yam flour, potato flour, Yam Starch, and a few other flours that I had no idea existed! Where is "normal flour"? Finally I found a mysterious, unlabelled bag of white powder. It was among the other "flours", so I took a chance that it was good old fashioned white flour! I hope I was right!.... $5.40
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
-Luckily I had packed these with my household items and had them on hand!!!
-Chocolate chips arrived in our frozen food shipment for $8.20 per 10 oz bag! I am treating each morsel as if it is an entire Hershey's Kiss. Ya, 8 bucks is a lot, but what would you pay when you are in desperate need of Chocolate???
So, how much is batch of Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Cookies worth in Nigeria?.. ....$35.09!
The Smile on Tyson's face when he bites into the warm peanut-buttery goodness..PRICELESS!
|They were pretty good...but a little different than normal. I'm blaming it on the Flour!|