There are so many things that one becomes accustomed to in their home town/region that you wouldn’t even imagine it could be different. We’ve experienced so many different parts of life out here on a grand scale, that sometimes the little differences get overlooked. So let me share with you something little that is different about living in Alaska. It’s something I don’t understand and haven’t yet figured out how to manage with ease.
It’s the butter. Butter here is sold in sticks. But not long skinny sticks, like back home in New England. No, the sticks are short and fat. Now, you might not think this is a big deal, but it really is because the stick of butter doesn’t fit in the butter dish. It is too fat and the butter dish lid gets suspended in the air. So when I add butter to the butter dish, I must cut it into pieces and turn it on its side so that the lid of the butter dish fits.
What I don’t understand is, don’t people in Alaska use butter dishes? I actually suspect that this is a west coast thing, as the butter we buy comes from California or Oregon. So the real question is, don’t people on the west coast use butter dishes? There seems to be a flaw in the manufacturing of west coast butter. Are there special west coast sized butter dishes that I haven’t discovered yet? Seriously. It’s the little things that throw me for a loop.