Sunday, November 30, 2008

Honey Butter

My Dad recently asked my Mom if I remembered EVERYTHING from my childhood. Well, I sure remember a lot. I remember observing, watching, and pondering more than talking. However, my memory may be hazy there!

In my memory of my childhood, we often ate soup. Good old Campbell's soup. And we always had Saltine crackers with our soup. The crackers came in a long wax paperish sleeve. For dessert, on those evenings, my Dad would dump some butter/margarine into his soup bowl, pour a bunch of honey over the top, and mix it all in well. Then, he would butter crackers for each of us and feed them to us as fast as we could eat them - finishing off the "sleeve" of crackers. The honey butter always had a faint hint of soup in it, making it "Dad's Honey Butter!" My Dad was not a cook in those days. This, ice-cream sodas, and root-beer floats are the only things I remember my Dad making when I was a kid. So, it is a very special memory!

Well, the other day I introduced Jun to honey. She was wary at first, but, hearing it was like SUGAR, gave it a try, and was quickly converted. However, honey is sticky and drips and makes a mess. Mama doesn't like messes much. So, after a day or two of sticky, I remembered HONEY BUTTER! I mixed up a batch, and I'm not sure which of us likes it more. Yummm! No crackers yet, but it goes great on hot biscuits or toast! Oh, and it makes me LONG for cornbread!

Recipe? Not really. Just mix some butter/margarine till it is soft, add in as much honey as you like and mix it up. It keeps in the fridge just fine, so make as much as you want! (Remember kids under one should not have honey! :))

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Thank you for your kind words!! I am going to try to blizt up my blog a little bit - not sure what I am going to do with it just yet though!
I cant believe you make/had honey butter!! We still have that some mornings on our biscuts and needless to say they LOVE IT!! What a great memory to pass on to Jun.....

Abigail said...

I started putting honey into Matthew's oatmeal about a week or so ago and of course he LOVES it. That's a nice idea about honey butter. :)

Grandma said...

My father made honey butter, also. At the end of a meal, he would use his knife to put butter on his plate, add honey, and sort of moosh it together with the knife until he got it just right. I don't remember what we ate it on, probably the homemade whole wheat bread that Mom made. Many times our honey came in a 6 in. X 6 in. square frame that the bees had filled with honey. It even had the wax that you could chew, and pretend it was gum. One of my memories of Daddy.

Kim said...

Yep, the honey butter tradition is a great one for us to keep up! I took a batch over to a Japanese friend's the other day. She asked if she could keep the leftovers. "It's all for you!" I said!