We're Jason, Beth, Lee Anna, Sawyer, and Sarah Claire, a family of five living, learning, and laughing lots in Northern Africa.
We hope you can learn a little (and maybe laugh a little too) as you read about our latest adventures.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Multi-Cultural Seminole Fan

Snack time in a different country isn't necessarily the same thing as snack time at home. Before moving here, we wouldn't have thought of giving our kids tomato slices to snack on. But since they spend time at a local day care, our kids' tastes are a little different. Sawyer will eat green beans or zucchini, only if they are cooked in a tomato and onion sauce with lots of garlic. So when he didn't get much supper last night at McDonald's, we brought him home and cut up a tomato to go with his mango juice (that's something else we didn't see much of in the states!). Many local families eat tomatoes and cucumbers for breakfast every day.
When we were in the states for Christmas, we wanted to prepare a local dinner for our famlies. So we went to the store to get a bunch of tomatoes and had our worst "sticker-shock" moment when we saw the prices. Here, we buy tomatoes for 10 or 15 US cents per kilogram (2.2 pounds). That's 5 to 7 cents per pound. In Publix in Jacksonville, they were asking $2.99 a pound for the cheapest ones!!!

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome! Actually i was just reading in a book that it's most sensible to eat veggies for breakfast...so well done! :)