Thursday, August 6, 2009

The butter mystery and more.

After Suzanne said butter comes in packets instead of sticks, I started wondering what kind of packet? Larry can't believe how silly I am being - you know, taking a picture of butter. Around here butter comes in one pound boxes. (454 grams). Each box contains four one pound "sticks". They're not really sticks at all, but that's what they're always called. :>} Anyone willing to take up the challenge to photograph your butter packets?


My nephew is a young single guy who goes to church dinners. I needed an idea for his birthday, so his mother (my sister who was visiting) said perhaps something to keep his dish warm while he takes it to church. I found the tutorial by checking Google, and found some nice manly fabric in my stash. The directions said to use a shoestring to tie it closed, and I can't tell you how happy it made me to find that we had one the right color! It is the little things that make us happy, don't you agree? I realized after I took the picture that I left the bow's end askew, but it really does lie down nicely underneath the bow.


7 comments:

Lady Hopwood said...

http://www.mysupermarket.co.uk/Images/ExternalImages/ProductsDetailed/23/006323.jpg

Has a picture of how butter comes in the UK - 250g packets. Most have 50g divisions on the wrapping so you can cut a 2 or 4oz chunk for baking easily.

Isn't it funny the things that are different and similar in the world :-)

Lady Hopwood said...

(Link does work if you copy and paste it by the way...)

ladydi said...

Thank you! I had such fun "window shopping" in the UK. I have a day off and am half heartedly cleaning our porch. Obviously a lot of stalling is involved here. :>}

Daisy said...

My butter looks like yours, Diana. HA! I love the dish warmer. What a great idea for a gift and the one you made looks perfect!

Suzanne said...

Yes I must post a picture of our butter here, it is similar but comes in just one lot usually.

ladydi said...

Thanks, Daisy, I'm glad you like the dish warmer. I hope he does, too! When the boys were teenagers we just gave them money, but he has his own home now, and I like him to look around and see things that remind him Aunt Diana loves him. :>}

Suzanne, I was so surprised and pleased to get your delightful package in the mail. The nice thing about stuffed bears is that they don't outgrow beautiful baby clothes, or spit up on them, or any of those things. :>} Do you think your mum would mind if you gave me her address so I can write to thank her?

Tine said...

oooooooooooooooooh! i'll take a picture of some danish butter for you :)