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View Poll Results: How do you feel about putting butter on a meat sandwich?
Ewwwwwwwwwwww! Who would do such a thing? 32 32.99%
A little unusual but not gross 28 28.87%
A totally normal sandwich choice 27 27.84%
Mmmmmm.... butter..... 10 10.31%
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#1 of 52 Old 09-12-2005, 07:32 PM - Thread Starter
 
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This is to help settle a debate between my dh and myself.

I say that it is downright weird and rather gross to put butter on a sandwich. By sandwich, I am talking about a meat-and-cheese type sandwich. Turkey with butter and lettuce. That kind of thing. I think mayo is normal, but not necessary.

Dh says it is a totally normal and unsurprising thing to put butter on any kind of sandwich at all. He doesn't do it personally, as he prefers mustard, but he sees it as a very normal sandwich ingredient.

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I think it's weird to put it on a meat and cheese type sandwich... HOWEVERRRRRRRR I like having butter and peanut butter sandwiches, so my opinion may not count :
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Brits use butter but I know my ILs found it weird when my mum was preparing sandwiches for dd's b'day party. MIL looked horrified and suggested mayo - which my mum thought was downright weird.

So there you go.
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I would use butter, mayo, and mustard (depending on the sandwich)

And probably liverwurst and cream cheese too....

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I'm with Ewwwww! But then again, my dh is grossed out that I like a chunk of nice extra sharp chedder cheese with my apple pie.

 
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I chose Ewwww...I do enjoy pb and butter though. I think it's gross because of the amount. I like butter but VERY thinly.....everyone I know slops it on like it's jelly.......

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I chose Ewwww...I do enjoy pb and butter though. I think it's gross because of the amount. I like butter but VERY thinly.....everyone I know slops it on like it's jelly.......
:LOL I use a thin amount too, just enough so the pb doesn't stick to the rof of my mouth...lol

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Brits use butter but I know my ILs found it weird when my mum was preparing sandwiches for dd's b'day party. MIL looked horrified and suggested mayo - which my mum thought was downright weird
:LOL Well, my dad was born and raised in England, and he was the one who got me putting butter on my pb sandwiches...lol Makes sense now
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ew ew ew

DH likes butter, peanut butter and honey. Yeck. He used to put butter on sandwhiches until I came along and corrupted him
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I'm with Ewwwww! But then again, my dh is grossed out that I like a chunk of nice extra sharp chedder cheese with my apple pie.
ANother :LOL for me... (stop me before I kill the thread!! lol)

When I was a teenager, I worked for Hickory Farms, and they had Apple Pie Cheddar... It took me forever to get the courage to try it, cause I thought it was cheese that had apple pie flavoring...lol I didn't realize people put cheddar on/with their apple pie!
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I voted ewwwwwwwwwwww!

BUT it also grosses me out to see mayo, mustard, ketchup...just about any condiment on a sandwich.

I have a VERY short list of condiment sauces that DON'T gack me out - BBQ sauce, salsa, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce....ummm, that's about it!

Barbeque sauce for sandwiches when fitting or else nothing at all for me please!!
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Its an English thing. My hubby, who's parents are English and Scottish, puts butter on sandwiches often.
I like butter and cucumber sandwiches., Yummm
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I don't think it's gross. I put a very thin layer on my dh's meat & cheese sandwiches. I pack his lunches daily and the butter helps to keep the bread from getting all soggy from the mayo. It doesn't taste bad either.

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Its an English thing. My hubby, who's parents are English and Scottish, puts butter on sandwiches often.
Sure it's not just European? DS and I ate at IKEA the other day and bought the turkey and cheese baguette....it had turkey, some kind of cheese, and, to our utter disgust and horror with the 1st bite--BUTTER.

Needless to say, we scraped it off very well and enjoyed our sandwich.

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PS-For the record, i don't find it weird at all. Just gross. Besides, butter has no nutritional value.

PPS-Lisa, you could always put the mayo between the meats/cheeses.

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Sure it's not just European?
It is also not uncommon in Canada.

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It is also not uncommon in Canada.
Ah ha! This may explain it: Dh grew up in Northern Minnesota, 200 miles south of the Canadian border! Maybe that's why it seems normal to him.

I grew up in the South, far removed from anything European or Canadian. I like butter in my GRITS.

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Ah ha! This may explain it: Dh grew up in Northern Minnesota, 200 miles south of the Canadian border! Maybe that's why it seems normal to him.

I grew up in the South, far removed from anything European or Canadian. I like butter in my GRITS.
My DH is from Southern Minnesota and his family does the same thing. I thought it was weird but now I prefer it to Mayo. Mayo is now my ewwwww food,
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Sandwiches without butter are weird here in Canada... at least I'm Canadian and it's weird to not put butter on a sandwich.
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I think it's european. My mom, from norway, put butter on sandwiches when i was growing up. so no, it isn't strange to me at all.

I love butter. I could just take a big bite of it right off the stick.
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I think maybe it used to be more common in the US, but the custom died out for some reason. My DP and I both remember our grandmothers making sandwiches for us when we were kids and putting butter on them as if it were a normal thing. (And both of us were kind of grossed out, since our parents didn't put butter on sandwiches and so it seemed weird to us.)
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We do butter too. Butter and turkey, ham, whatever. I was raised on dutch food though so I think it's perfectly normal. I remember having butter and liverworst (sp) sandwiches in my lunchbox for school and thinking it was totally normal. HAHAHA I dont put cheese with butter though....

Dh thinks its weird. When we go to my grandparents house and they make sandwiches with ham and butter on bread, he is like "umm, mayo?!" LOL

I HATE mayo.

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I think it's perfectly normal and delicious, but then I too, am not American.

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Well, I think it's ewwwww, but my mother has butter on everything. Her parents were nothern european and her grandmother was frm Canadian, so maybe that's why.

Butter, for mom, goes on cheese sandwiches(I like mustard), PBand J's or just PB's, meat and cheese, all veggies, plain white bread with some sugar, pasta, rice, etc, etc, etc.

Hmm, maybe that's why her cholesterol is high?
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i too wasnt raised in the US so i chose mmmmmm.

great 'english' sandwich is (at least for me) nice crusty whole wheat bread slices with butter and some home grown tomatoes with butter and a dash of salt and pepper on it. yuuuummm!!

but the first time i was making tuna fish sandwiches the lady i worked for as a nanny gave me wierd looks. because i was spreading the mayo on the bread adn then 'spreading' the fish.

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Is the bread toasted? Because toasting bread by melting a bit of butter in a fry pan is one of life's great joyful splurges :LOL . Butter on untoasted bread, however, is a blot upon the universe. :LOL

Ooops, I forgot about crusty bread. It still is better warmed, but butter can be forgiven if the bread is crusty.
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Yeah I think it's totally disgusting (though not sure why... what's the diff between butter and mayo really). I knew someone who buttered his brownies. My MIL puts butter on her BLTs. And dh always puts butter on his toast before the peanut butter.
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I only eat vegan food now, but when I was a kid I used to make ham sandwiches with butter.

If I wanted to have something like that now, I think it would be potato chip sandwiches with earth balance (vegan spread that is sort of like butter).
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Hmm, why would anyone NOT put butter on a sandwich?
Now margarine - Thats disgusting

nothing more to say I guess :
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I love butter so much so that I will shavefrozen butter and it eat


So butter on meat sandwhiches sounds fine to me
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Totally OT here...but is your user name "W" ???
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Well, Melda, yes it is, but let me explain.

When I was in 9th grade, I was in a very boring Algebra class, and I decided one afternoon to write the most creative spellings for the alphabet possible. (Ahye, Bhi, Si, etc.) When I got to W, I wrote "dubylyu," and decided it was such a cool word that I would name my firstborn daughter Dubylyu. My boyfriend at the time (who I was convinced I would marry and thank goodness did not) told me he would never, ever approve of that. So I adopted it as a pseudonymn. A couple of years later, when I was first introduced to the internet, I used it as a screen name and for my first email address. I have never seen anyone else using it and am somewhat attached to it. It has been mine for 10 years now.

So PLEASE do not equate it with "Dubya," or any affiliation with the president, because it is utterly nonpolitical. I was using it long before Bush Jr. was in the White House and his media nickname because widely known. I thought I was the first person in the world to spell out W using d's and y's when I was 15. It was also part of a game my sisters and I would play, in which when we had occasion to use a fake name, we would give uncommonly complicated names to the confused person asking for it. I was "Dubylyu Wy Choughmahn, three y's, three h's."

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