• Why all the butter?

    When I make a cold-meat sandwich, it usually consists of mayonnaise and/or mustard, not butter. But everyone that I know here puts butter AND mayo!  That’s just weird.

    Mmm, peanut butter and jellyWhat really got me going was when my mother-in-law offered to make me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (I got some Smucker’s grape jelly from USAfoods, yay!).  When I bit into the sandwich, not only was there peanut butter and jelly but also a thick layer of butter!  What a way to ruin a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

    Is this a cultural thing or just the weird people that I know??

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    4 thoughts on “Why all the butter?

    • I went to someone’s house for a playdate and she made ham, cheese and butter sandwiches– I just watched in complete shock.

    • aus2007 says:

      Have you discovered Fairy Bread yet? We went to a luncheon at someone’s house, and they passed out a platter of Fairy Bread to the kids. It is white bread (no crusts), spread with butter (naturally), and then a layer of sprinkles (or “hundreds and thousands,” as they say here). My kids thought it was the best thing since, well, sliced bread. Apparently, it’s a childhood staple as far as treats go. Who knew?

    • Tors says:

      Personally, I think it’s to do with the type of bread here. I’ve noticed that it’s not quite as “squishy” as the stuff I remember in the States… the crusts are crustier and the innards are thicker. I remember my grandparents buttering all the bread, too, because apparently bread “back in the day” was the same way. Anyway, butter seems to be an improvement.

    • Y says:

      Yea I’ve seen Fairy Bread! For my son’s birthday, my MIL was insistent on making Fairy Bread although I didn’t see the need since we didn’t have many kids and my son isn’t fond of sweets. Apparently it’s such a staple to children’s birthday parties.

      Tors, oh man and I thought I was the only one who noticed a difference. MJ said I was just picking on everything Australian but see there is a difference between Aussie and American breads! Plus there are different types of sliced bread here as well such as sliced bread for toast or sliced bread for sandwich! Weird!

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