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No Surprise [Nov. 30th, 2013|08:34 pm]
That was weird. I napped longer than I slept. Or perhaps I'm misinterpreting events. Perhaps I took a nap late last night and then slept this afternoon and evening. The broken clock is undoubtedly at fault. In any case, I'll be having a late dinner for breakfast tonight. At breakfast time this morning I was having Fritos with chive and onion cream cheese and a bottle of beer. It seemed appropriate at the moment, but then five hours earlier I had just woken up from a nap I'd mistaken for sleep, and the clock was lying to me, so I was a bit confused.

But right now a sweet potato is baking in the oven, and it should be ready in an hour or so. I'm debating whether or not I should put sweet butter on it. A couple of weeks ago the market had a sale on butter, and I'd planned to get two pounds, but there was only one pound of salted butter left on the shelf, so I bought it and a pound of sweet butter. I've been wondering ever since what I should put the sweet butter on. Sweet butter is a bit of a mystery to me. If I put it on a sweet potato, will that be too much sweet at once? Or are sweet potatoes called sweet potatoes because they are supposed to have sweet butter on them? Have I been doing it wrong all my life?

I wouldn't be surprised.

But I'm still feeling dopey from that five hour afternoon/evening nap. I woke up in darkness twice today, and waking up in darkness depresses me. Now I keep expecting the sun to come up at any moment, and it won't for almost eleven hours. By that time I'll probably be taking another nap.

Maybe I ought to have made scrambled eggs for dinner. Do eggs go with sweet potatoes?

[User Picture]From: chrishansenhome
2013-12-01 08:39 am (UTC)
Sweet butter is just butter without salt, so it's good for things like baking, where any sale required is in the recipe, or putting on vegetables, where you'll salt the vegetables separately.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2013-12-03 04:51 am (UTC)
My mom used sweet butter on everything for many years. I kind of liked it on sourdough bread.

But it turns out I won't be eating this pound. I failed to check the sell-by date, and it turned out to be just a few days after I bought it. It already tastes old. I hate to throw it out, but I can't eat it.

I'm not trusting that store anymore.
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[User Picture]From: chrishansenhome
2013-12-03 12:06 pm (UTC)
Butter was originally salted in order to preserve it. Thus, unsalted butter is marginally more likely to go off than salted.
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