Contrary to what the lipidly-challenged might say, butter isn’t the greatest thing you can eat for your health. I know this. But, butter is the greatest thing to eat for your tastebuds. What tastes better than butter? Butter in baked goods. We ate our way one step closer to a triple bypass yesterday. Hubby had the craving for homemade chicken pot pie, so his accomodating wife (that would be me, for those folks who know me and are snickering) spent two hours making it up from scratch. The crust had 2 1/2 sticks of butter and 4 tablespoons of Crisco. The sauce had 6 tablespoons of butter and 1 cup of heavy cream. If that doesn’t sound deadly enough, we rounded out the eating with a heavenly chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. Another couple of sticks of the good stuff went into making that confection, so all told, our butter intake yesterday was somewhere close to the national average for Bulgaria.
Did I mention that I love butter? Oh yeah. On the bright side, I think our fridge is empty of all solid fat products, so things shouldn’t be quite so deadly from now on.
But it was good while it lasted.