Butter Wrapper

Don’t toss that butter wrapper!!

You ARE using butter and not that completely fake, really bad for you, disgusting imposter stuff known as margarine, right? 😉 If not… do so. Please! Thank you!

Anyway, this was a tip that I picked up a loooong time ago when I was reading up on the Great Depression. I couldn’t tell you where I saw this tip, but it did stick with me. Back then when people didn’t have enough but still had that stalwart “you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit” attitude, they came up with some amazing ideas for making things stretch farther than you’d think possible.

Take butter wrappers for example. I “useta” just unwrap the butter, try not to get my hand schmeered and toss those suckers in the trash. What a waste!! There’s plenty of butter stuck on those wrappers, so why not put it to good use.


Grease down your baking dishes with it! Voila! That couldn’t be easier! It’s frugal and useful and just an all around good idea especially since we all want to stop using those cans full of not-real “grease” that we spray on everything to keep it “non stick” right? 😉


So next time you bake, make sure 1) to use real butter and 2) to use the wrapper to grease your bakeware. It’ll make you feel good! 🙂 And if you’re careful, you won’t even end up getting your hands schmeered in the process!


2 Responses to “Butter Wrapper”

  1. miriam says:

    that’s what I grew up doing – there was always a stack of folded over butter wrappers in the butter compartment :). And yes … I agree … real butter is the ONLY way to go! I had a cookie recipe that specifically called for margarine over butter, so I went out to get it. But then when I melted it for the recipe … I was totally reminded NEVER to do that again!!!

  2. Ruth says:

    Another tip that I learned from a bread book is to rub the top of the hot loaves with a wrapper. It adds a hint of lovely flavor, and helps the crust to soften nicely.

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