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To think butter is not a filling?

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VIX1980 Mon 01-Apr-13 10:36:24

Were going on a picnic with the inlaws, mil insits on using half a tub of butter in each sandwich, i've made some without as i dont fancy dining on butter buttys,
i was given the death stare for refusing to join her in her butter gang.

I now know why dp hates the stuff with a passion! Butter is not the main thing of a sandwich i want to taste, im not wrong am i?

KindleMum Mon 01-Apr-13 10:40:32

It's all down to personal taste, isn't it? I agree with you, I find the taste of butter very strong and I never put it on sandwiches. I rarely buy shop-made sandwiches because the taste of butter overwhelms me.

But others will complain sandwiches are dry without it, even when they have mayo or chutney etc in there too. My pet hate? Tuna mayo with butter!

So to me, YANBU.

retrorita Mon 01-Apr-13 10:40:55


I loathe the taste of butter and cannot eat sandwiches plastered with the stuff.


Numberlock Mon 01-Apr-13 10:40:56

Are you now going to drip feed a long back story of MIL grievances?

BlackAffronted Mon 01-Apr-13 10:43:56

Mmmm a big chunk of french bread with thick butter slathered one is the food of Gods.

yaimee Mon 01-Apr-13 10:45:34

Agreed black I'd have nice bread and butter as my desert island food!

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 01-Apr-13 10:49:05

Butter slathered on fresh crusty bread = manna from heaven

Butter slathered in sandwiches (especially those with fillings containing other fats eg mayo) = boak


Enfyshedd Mon 01-Apr-13 10:50:09

I would vomit - I hate butter/margerine/any kind of spread with a passion and DD (10 mo) seems to have inherited my dislike of it (she cries if you try to feed her anything with butter on).

MissAnnersley Mon 01-Apr-13 10:52:16

YANBU. I can't stand sandwiches with butter or margarine on them. DS is the same too.

VIX1980 Mon 01-Apr-13 10:58:31

There is no sick emoticon, but id be filling the whole page at the thought of tons of butter on a french stick.....

numberlock how on earth do you jump from a trivial post about lots of butter to drip feeding mil problems confused

Pascha Mon 01-Apr-13 11:00:16

Butter should be spread on, spread off, just to moisten the bread.

Unless its toast or muffins in which case it should be slathered on to soak in.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 01-Apr-13 11:01:34

OP I am with you. When I butter sandwiches, I butter one side...thinly and then add ham or whatever. Both my Mum and my best mate slap it on as though it's a life saving manna.

Thick butter is disgusting!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 01-Apr-13 11:02:40

My mater made her DD a sandwich of bacon...she rammed about 2 inches of butter on...then tomato sauce and the cut up bacon. It honestly looked like a scab when the DD peeled off the lid to pick the bacon out.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe Mon 01-Apr-13 11:03:43

You're right, OP, it's not. It's an adhesive, useful for holding in sandwich fillings that don't have their own moisture.

ALittleStranger Mon 01-Apr-13 11:04:43

If it comes in a tub it's not butter and your MIL is being unreasonable for forcing nasty, fake fats on people. I wouldn't like margarine anywhere near my sandwich, but I don't object to butter if it needs it. I think most fillings don't though.

Toasttoppers Mon 01-Apr-13 11:05:47

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fairydogmother Mon 01-Apr-13 11:06:19

I would never put butter on a sandwich - slimy and revolting!

I have only progressed to the tiniest amount of mayonnaise being permitted

VIX1980 Mon 01-Apr-13 11:06:36

neomaxi you should get your mate to meet my mil, theyd get on really well together!

That though is the biggest sin i can think of, its bad enough, inch thick butter but its even worse when its covered in equal amounts of jam or tomato sauce.... vile!

countrykitten Mon 01-Apr-13 11:08:58

YANBU - butter/margarine etc, all gross and unnecessary extra fat. Yuck.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 01-Apr-13 11:10:39

VIX my MIL should join the gang too...she keeps butter in the fridge and then SLICES it like cheese to pop on her sandwich!

nosleeps Mon 01-Apr-13 11:12:02

What type of butter comes in a tub?
Is it some horrible marge? Gross!
Then again, her sandwiches, her fillings...

BigBoobiedBertha Mon 01-Apr-13 11:13:38

YABU - whilst a sandwich with only butter in it is not a sanwich,(it's a bit of bread and butter) sandwiches without butter are pretty tasteless unless you substitute mayo or something similar. Fresh crusty bread with butter is gorgeous.

But, I also agree if it comes from a tub it isn't butter.

And ime shop bought sarnies don't have butter in them - I wish they did because I don't really like mayo.

CoolaSchmoola Mon 01-Apr-13 11:17:35

Bread and butter - yes.

Sandwich and butter - Nooooooooooo!


CustardIsMyNemesis Mon 01-Apr-13 11:18:06

DD would say YABU. When asked what she wants on her sandwiches she always replies with 'butter'. It takes a huge amount of haggling for me to be allowed to add any other filling! In fact her biggest gripe about subway is that they don't have any butter, but they add cheese so she forgives them.

PuppyMonkey Mon 01-Apr-13 11:19:57

Spreadable butter comes in a tub doesn't it? confused

Butter is yummy. Mayo is shit.

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