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Reliving my life with Butter (yup, another butter blog) 
Apr. 11, 2012 3:31 pm 
Updated: Apr. 15, 2012 10:07 am
Butter has featured prominently in my life. It has made me laugh, and cry. Here's a few favorite butter memories:
1. Getting caught as a 5 year old - one stick of butter gone, another mostly gone. I would stand at the open fridge door and nosh butter til my cheeks puffed out like a chipmunks. Geez Louise I wish there was a picture. That story makes the family dinner round A LOT.
2. I lived down the road from a fantastic dairy farm that made the world's best butter. All of my coworkers had me pick up butter for them. So coming home with a 5# brick of butter was no big thing. But, the puppy ate it. Yup, the whole thing. In about 60 seconds. One emergency vet bill later, I am still laughing about it.
3. Being a vegetarian in eastern europe during a winter of blizzards. That meant I lived off of butter and cheese sandwiches. No veggies except potatoes and onions were to be found. I cried when I got to Vienna and found a Rosenbergers salad bar. I then ate a $50 salad that I like to call the Leaning Tower of Salad. It was at least 2 feet tall. Another thing that I desperately wish I had a picture of.
4. Thanksgiving 2009. That was the year I tried to accomodate everyone's dietary wishes (I never did that again!). I had dishes with salted butter, unsalted butter, I can't believe it's not butter, smart balance, and plain ol' margarine. Though carefully labeled, it was impossible to get it straight once dinner started, let along during the cleanup. I think I used the whole shebang to fry chicken the next day :)
5. Mississippi State Fair 2010 - I lived the dream that so many wish they could live. I ate fried butter. And I have lived to tell about it.
6. Girlie is Pregnant! OK - not me, but my dear dear dear friend. We decided she should take a pregnancy test after our weekly lunch where she spread butter on potato chips. She was. And she ate a lot of butter for the next 8 months. We now call her beautiful baby girl butterball.

And here I am today. I eat less butter than I used to because I have hereditarily high cholesterol, but I love every tiny bit that I can get. I recently made some great recipes from the Go Bold With Butter website. The Cinnamon Raisin Scones were awesome, as was the Maque Choux. The best part of the Maque Chous was how easy it was, not the traditionally tedious recipe it normally is.  The scones were amazing fresh out of the oven, I ate two, right then, just like I used to eat the butter.

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Here's the Butter Eater at the ripe old age of 14!
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Apr. 11, 2012 4:08 pm
I have vague recollections of eating butter straight from the fridge, with out any bread to get in the way, too. I'm not certain I would have been as accommodating as you were of your guests.
Apr. 12, 2012 4:27 am
I can't imagine repeating the butter straight from the fridge! Good thing I got a little smarter as I aged!
Apr. 12, 2012 5:32 am
Hey AZ have you settled into your new digs? How do you like your new State? Hope all went smoothly!
Apr. 12, 2012 7:49 pm
Those scones look really good. I've been dying for some scones. What did you think of the fried butter? I've always been to scared to try it.
Apr. 13, 2012 4:13 am
AZ, I caught my younger son when he was about 3 years old, with his fingers in the butter one night as I was clearing the table! I really had to watch him after that. The story about "Butterball" made me chuckle!
Apr. 13, 2012 4:28 am
I have a neice, that if I don't stop her she could just keep eating butter as if it is ice cream. I am curious too, what did you think of the fried butter? I have seen fried pickles, fried cookies and twinkies, but have yet to see the fried butter at that fair. I can't imagine what it would taste like. Thanks for sharing AZ
Apr. 15, 2012 10:04 am
Dogfish - I don't move until the end of May, so it's a long, drawn out process, but finally beginning to make some progress towards the actual move!
Apr. 15, 2012 10:05 am
Rae - the scones were really tasty!
Apr. 15, 2012 10:06 am
Bibi - There's something that makes a butter lover, I really think we're born with it!
Apr. 15, 2012 10:07 am
The fried butter tasted great for about 2 bites, after that I felt a little sick to my stomach because it was so much, well, butter! I don't think I'll ever get it again. fried pickles on the other hand....I could eat those all day!
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About Me
I love to garden, and I love to cook what's in my garden. I grew up vegetarian and went through many styles of diet until I ended up where I am today. I love vegetarian food, seafood and poultry. I love to try new things and every year in the garden I rearrange what I'm growing - one of these days I'll find the perfect balance for me.
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I love to bake bread and desserts, and since the man joined me in the house with two crazy dogs, I get to bake a lot more. My friends and neighbors still end up the lucky recipients for anything he doesn't scarf down though. Cajun and southern food is a particular favorite, I never met a grit or a fricasee that I didn't LOVE!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I am the family baker, so I get to play around with desserts every year for all of the holidays. I am not allowed to skip the brandied pumpkin pies for thanksgiving or christmas, and we have to have lemon something for easter. I also make huge batches of apple butter every winter and that's become my favoite part of fall.
My cooking triumphs
Hosting Thanksgiving last year I served 12 with no assistance. I made the soup, rolls, salads, sides, turkey and desserts. It was a treat for me to be able to do that for my family instead of the normal potluck that we do. No one else had to lift a finger and I got to do what I love!
My cooking tragedies
I have a few, but last year's jalapeno fume cloud takes the cake. I was making a jalapeno pickling liquid and forgot to turn the vent fan on. I ended up having the get my dog and leave the house for several hours while the vapors diminished! Thank goodness I did not throw the habaneros in the pot too!
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