What a wise woman my Mum was. When she had my brothers and sister she nursed them because that is how babies were fed. By the time I came along 'formula' and bottles were all the rage. She resisted the 'norm' - battled
the 'modern' trend and nursed me. Her nurses at the hospital thought her 'old fashioned' and her 'friends' scorned her - but she knew in her gut it was the right thing to do - it was natures way.
She fought other similar battles - on other fronts. When margarine was introduced - my Mum refused to buy into the hype. She grew up on butter and she never liked or understood the appeal of margarine. She didn't really
have a reason to dislike margarine other than, "It's not butter."
She knew what the real thing should taste like and it wasn't margarine.
She bought butter - we ate butter.
When my friends were bringing Twinkies and Moon Pies in their lunch boxes - I had a Thermos full of soup and a piece of wheat bread buttered with BUTTER and one of her Oatmeal cookies made with real butter.
Our restaurant served BUTTER - sales reps would come in and try to get her to buy the better and cheaper margarine - nope, she wouldn't cave. It might have helped the bottom line and believe me, our restaurant needed help
in that regard but she maintained that if she didn't want to eat it she didn't want to feed it to her customers or her family.
She was light years ahead of her time.
I remember a heated debate between my Uncle Bill and Auntie Joyce in the early 70's while in England. Joyce had brought home a tub of soft 'butter'. Uncle Bill objected! Auntie Joyce insisted it was 'so much better for
you.' To make a long story short - Uncle Bill reigned supreme and 'soft butter' never appeared in their home again. At that time we still didn't understand Trans-Fats or hydrogenated oils. He, like my mother just didn't buy into the 'Modern is better' mind
set. He lived to be 92 - eating BUTTER.
I am so excited that one of Allrecipes.com Brand Ambassador partners this month is .......
You guessed it!
Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board in partnership with
America's Dairy Farmers.
Check out their website.
Here are a couple of recipes I have made featuring butter in the past few weeks. I can't wait to try a few of the featured butter recipes this month.
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