Billy Bob posted his recipe for his famous cherry chocolate cake that looked quite delicious. If you have been reading this blog for a while you know that I can not cook to save my life. So what is the next best thing? Go buy a chocolate cake...
$39.90 divided by 12.55 = USD 3.18
I like jalapenos but I find that there is no consistency in their level of hotness. You never know if you are getting a mild, a medium or a hot crop until you get home. I do not find that to be true with Serrano peppers. Serrano peppers at HEB go for $1.78 a pound and they have been quite high in Mexico as well. Today I lucked out and found them at $9.90 pesos for a Kilo. Remember folks a kilo = 2.2 pounds.
I bought .865 kilos for 8.56 pesos or .68 US cents for almost 2 pounds
or .34 US cents a pound
In the make-up department I found Pond's Oil Control press powder for 28.90 pesos the equivalent of $2.30 USD. I do not know how much they sell for in the States but I can darn sure tell you it would be at least twice that amount.
|This receipt has nothing to do with the press powder.|
It is so you could see a close up of the price of my next bargain.
Are you ready for my biggest bargain yet? Here it is........................
I am not a liquor drinker, I prefer beer but I can certainly appreciate a good frozen margarita from time to time. Though this is not the best Mexican Tequila it will work great in Terlingua as we pass a bottle around a good roaring campfire. If you will recall last year my friend brought down an ice chest full of jello shots, so this will be my contribution to this year's cause. I Googled it and the price range was $40 to $59 dollars. Anyone out there know for sure?
You are probably saying by now...well Belinda I don't buy chocolate cake, I don't eat serrano peppers, I don't use press powder and I sure as heck don't drink Tequila. Well it doesn't matter silly...all that matters is that "I" saved a lot of money on this day that more than paid for the fine, the tolls and then some. :)
I forgot to take into consideration that I stopped at my mother's Dentist office to schedule an appointment for some work I need done. His assistant said if I had time he could examine me now and there would be no charge. He did so and I came away with an estimate and his US telephone number so there would be no international long distance charges incurred on my part. Just that visit alone saved me another trip to Mexico.
Good night. May you all have Terlingua Dreams.