I'm sure I've mentioned once or twenty times that my boyz are skinny. At football preseason weigh-ins, Eldest (8-1/2) was a hulking 60 pounds; Middle (6) was a hefty 40 pounds; and Baby (5) was a solid 38 pounds. In their bathing suits, they seriously look like lollipops with their scrawny bodies.
So according to our pediatrician's orders, we still buy whole milk in our Trenches. And they use full-fat sour cream. And real butter. On as many food items as I can possibly serve to them.
That being said, I prefer to keep the butter in a butter dish. On the counter. So it's nice and soft and spreadable when I'm making toast. Or bagels. Or grilled cheese. This is how my Mom did it when I was growing up.
Hubby, however, thinks this is disgusting. That hello, butter is DAIRY and should be refrigerated! DUH.
My response is that WELL I'VE DONE THIS MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE AND HAVE NEVER ONCE GOTTEN SICK FROM NOT-COLD BUTTER.
Yes, I'm aware that butter also comes in a container. And is supposedly "spreadable". But it's really not. It's hard. And it always breaks the bread when I try to spread it, dammit.
So I continue to use sticks of butter. Softened on the countertop, thankyouverymuch.
So please help settle a longstanding marital dispute. Is this gross? What's the butter preference in your Trenches?
And yes, I just wrote an entire post about butter.