Sunday, October 05, 2014

It seems that I haven't been keeping up with this blog very well lately, in spite of my best intentions. Life has a way of taking precedence over our 'want to' do things sometimes. But I am here now so here are a couple of photos for you, Mom. This is your kitchen table from the farm.The sugar and creamer set is from Aunt Marge, on one of her visits. I like it there on the table.
think it is kind of pretty. Nice and bright.

And here it is dressed up a little bit. Lois, this is the table cloth that you gave me. It fits perfectly.
This is a butter slicer that I bought at a yard sale during the summer.
The three pieces. You can make just 'sticks', or sticks all cut into 'pats'.
Put your block of butter on it...
Put the stick cutter in place and push it through the butter.
Half way through. Cold butter is best. Frozen is too hard. Soft butter just flattens.
Here is the 'pat' slicer.
This one is pushed down from the top, and all the slices are all the same.
And there you have it! I usually just make sticks and put them back on their wrapper and back in the fridge and they are ready to use! A little hot soapy water and it is ready for the next one. I cut more than one block and put them back in the fridge, so I don't have to do this as often.
So who was the ingenious person that invented that thing? Inquiring minds want to know!