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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Margarine Love Letters

Margarine is only good for love letters.

I love butter. If I die from a heart attack, it will be a pure 100% butter heart attack. Butter has an honoured place in our home. There are few pleasures greater than freshly popped popcorn drizzled in butter, hot toast with a sliver of butter and melt in your mouth baking - made with butter.

Which brings me back to margarine.

Early in our married life when we merged our households I bought margarine. (I was very young when we first married) Every morning I would have toast with margarine. Every morning I dug my knife into the margarine. Every morning I noticed that the margarine was nice and smooth again. Unbeknownst to me, my husband would lovingly smooth the margarine that I had ruthlessly hacked.

Not to be out done, I started smoothing out the margarine and leaving loving messages written on the top. It was a great system for newly weds.

We've hit a snag.

I haven't bought margarine in years and I miss sending those love letters. Butter isn't working because, well it's a lot harder to smooth out and frankly too small. Our 20th anniversary is closing in on us and my arsenal is empty.

I need a new system... before I'm left trying to scribe with Bengay and Metamucil.

5 comments:

Elle said...

That is so sweet to exchange love letters in the margarine. Not quite as romantic (unless you used heart shaped ones???) is sticking post-it notes of love in unexpected places...inside a pot lid or cupboard door, to the toothpaste tube, packet of crackers, etc. Try it...beats BenGay.

BC said...

That's a great idea! ... and when we're creakier, I can stick them on the Bengay tube!

Catie said...

That is so romantic. But seriously, some of the things you come up with really surprise me. What about a tub of spreadable cream cheese?

robin said...

When I saw the title of your post I thought you were doing a recipe play off of Mario Batali's mint love letter raviolis... with margarine. I held down my nausea long enough to read the post and you are just TOO CUTE! I LOVE this story! Happy upcoming anniversary!

ServesYouRight said...

That is the sweetest thing :-)

smita