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Old 04-26-2013, 05:23 PM   #31
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I remember Mom and Grandma leaving their butter out all the time. And in Mexico, eggs are on huge pallets in the middle of the store, no refrigeration.

Hmm. I always hate tearing my toast with cold butter, may start leaving butter out too.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:33 PM   #32
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I think that butter and cheddar cheese both improve when left out.

IMO American sweet cream butter does not have much flavor. If you leave it out to ripen for a few days it begins to taste more like the imported butter made with cream that has been allowed to age and slightly sour.

Growing up we always had a small glass dome with a 1/2 pound of sharp cheddar cheese under it and a butter dish with a stick of butter. Today I don't use much of either and I usually forget to set it out ahead of time.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:40 PM   #33
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Eggs stored at room temperature deteriorate seven times faster than refrigerated eggs. That's OK unless you buy a lot of eggs and don't use them before they spoil.

The supermarkets in Aruba used to stack cartons of eggs on the floor in front of the chilled display cases. They didn't bother to put them into the cases until tourists complained.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:05 PM   #34
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I love cold butter. Especially on toast, though spreading it can be difficult. I love taking a bite of warm toast with cold butter on it. Heaven.
I really don't butter enough things to warrant keeping some out, even though I know you can.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:43 PM   #35
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Cold butter is the best!
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:59 PM   #36
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All right, I'll put it back in the fridge. Sheesh.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:24 AM   #37
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cold butter has it's merits.

jammed onto the heel of a loaf of crusty italian bread, then dipped into a simmering pot of sunday gravy so the tomato "gravy" partially melts the butter into the bread. you then bite into the rhapsody of nutty crust, cold and melted sweet and salty butter, and rich, savory gravy, all at the same time.




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Old 04-27-2013, 06:20 AM   #38
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Oh yeah.
Smooshing some into the heel of Italian bread and dunking it into some red gravy rocks
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:57 AM   #39
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I recall when I was young, we depended on our farm for many things. The menfolk would go out to the fields, and work....hard. The womenfolk tended to household duties including preparing the mid-day meal...Lunch was called dinner, back then....dinner was called supper. After the noon meal, the leftovers sat right there on the table, covered with a linen cloth...all day. The butter was in a dish right there on the table as well. When I got home from school, I made myself a snack before gong out to do my chores. At the end of the day, those leftovers were reheated (no microwaves in those days) and another pan of biscuits was made. There was not much left after supper and what was left was collected to augment the feed for the hogs the next day.. This routine was followed for as long as I can remember (I am nigh on to 60 now) until most of my aunts and uncles passed away (BTW, they all lived to see their 90th birthday or more.) There was never, that I can recall, a single incident of trouble with the leftovers.
Now, I am certainly not espousing this as the best way.. I am just saying that that is the way things were done back then. I miss those days.


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I recall when I was young, we depended on our farm for many things. The menfolk would go out to the fields, and work....hard. The womenfolk tended to household duties including preparing the mid-day meal...Lunch was called dinner, back then....dinner was called supper. After the noon meal, the leftovers sat right there on the table, covered with a linen cloth...all day. The butter was in a dish right there on the table as well. When I got home from school, I made myself a snack before gong out to do my chores. At the end of the day, those leftovers were reheated (no microwaves in those days) and another pan of biscuits was made. There was not much left after supper and what was left was collected to augment the feed for the hogs the next day.. This routine was followed for as long as I can remember (I am nigh on to 60 now) until most of my aunts and uncles passed away (BTW, they all lived to see their 90th birthday or more.) There was never, that I can recall, a single incident of trouble with the leftovers.
Now, I am certainly not espousing this as the best way.. I am just saying that that is the way things were done back then. I miss those days.


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I agree with you Hoot!

American's have traded plain old common sense for some pretty strong phobias against dirt, germs etc...
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