[CnD] Question: spreading butter, jam, or cheese on a piece of bread

Parham Doustdar parham90 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 05:33:01 EST 2015


Hi Sandy,

My experience with squeezing of bottles is the same: I am not sure 
whether this squeeze made anything come out from the bottle, or I need 
to try again. Also, sometimes, some squeezes produce a big dollop of 
sauce, whereas sometimes nothing comes out.

On 12/1/2015 1:53 PM, Sandy via Cookinginthedark wrote:
> Victoria,
> If alone, and in a rush, I use my fingers, of course, thoroughly washing
> hands first. I sometimes use those bottles where you squeeze out the mayo or
> mustard, instead of getting it out of the jar with a knife. that works
> better, and you can go all over the bread or roll and keep moving the jar,
> and squeeze, and it comes out pretty neatly.
>
>
> Fear is just excitement in need of an attitude adjustment!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Victoria E Gilkerson via Cookinginthedark
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 1:35 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org; 'Tom'
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Question: spreading butter, jam, or cheese on a piece of
> bread
>
>
> Tom, I know what you mean and what you are saying.
>
> I don't like to make a fool of myself and there have been many times I have
> not eaten the particular thing so I would not be made the laughing stock.
>
> I can well remember in school when we used to get cartons of milk daily.
> Rather than be imbarrassed or get laughed at because I couldn't open the
> cartons, I would simply give my milk away.  Finally I had the courage to
> tell my mother and she showed me how to open the cartons.  She wasn't the
> most patient in those matters.
>
> Getting back to your sandwich eilemma, if you are with friends that can see,
> you can always ask them to do it.  There is no shame in that.  You don't
> have to go without the spreads you want on you're sandwiches because of
> feeling inadequate to be able to spread them.  If you are in a restaurant
> and you are alone, you can always ask the wait staff to fix it.  Just like
> asking them to cut meat for you before they bring food to the table.
>
> I hope this gives you some encouragement.
>
> Victoria
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom via Cookinginthedark [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 1:26 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org; 'Mike and Jenna'
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Question: spreading butter, jam, or cheese on a piece of
> bread
>
> Oh, interesting.  You use your fingers for spreading?
> I have two questions.
> What about peanut butter?
> And, what if you wanted to do a sandwich and wanted both mayonnaise and
> mustard or something like that?  What are good ways to spread those things?
>
> I find myself somewhat apprehensive when I'm with friends and they're all
> making their sandwiches or whatever.
> Sometimes I eat my sandwiches or toast plain because I don't always know how
> to do this.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike and Jenna via Cookinginthedark
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2015 8:08 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org; 'Parham Doustdar'
> Subject: Re: [CnD] Question: spreading butter, jam, or cheese on a piece of
> bread
>
> Hi,
>
> I just get over myself wash my hands with soap and use my fingers for most
> things except peanut butter.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Parham Doustdar via Cookinginthedark
> [mailto:cookinginthedark at acbradio.org]
> Sent: Saturday, November 28, 2015 10:58 AM
> To: cookinginthedark at acbradio.org
> Subject: [CnD] Question: spreading butter, jam, or cheese on a piece of
> bread
>
> Hi,
>
> This has been bugging me for a while, so I wonder if anyone has developed
> their own personalized technique for this.
>
> When I want to spread something on a piece of bread, I face two problems:
>
> 1. Without using my hands, I'm not sure how much of the butter, cheese or
> whatever I've picked with my knife, or in some cases, my spoon.
> 2. Even though I have tried putting whatever I want to spread in the center
> of the bread and spreading it to the sides (I've read this technique
> somewhere on the net), the cheese or butter doesn't get spread evenly.
>
> How do you guys solve these two problems?
>
> Thanks!
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