Little Things / Butter Bell Crock
Butter Bell Crocks are such a funny thing to be posting about on the last day of school, but I’ve been meaning to tell you about them for ages. And, to be completely honest, it’s all my brain can handle right now!
Have you ever seen one? I’ve had one for so long that I can’t remember if my Georgia hermana gave it to me or if I found out about them first and gave her one. Either way, I’m glad I have one.
The cool thing about Butter Bells is that they keep butter fresh and at perfect “spreading” consistency by creating an airtight seal of water at the base of the crock. You just soften a stick of butter a little bit, pack it into the bell-shaped lid, and place the lid back into the base (which you’ve filled partway with cold water).
The “official” Butter Bells cost $24.95 (plus shipping), but there are lots of other options at Amazon. Mine is more than 10 years old and it’s still in good shape—a little chipped around the edges but that gives it character, don’t you think?
I love the little things like this that make life easier and a little sweeter.
I hope your weekend is full of good things, big and little. Our kids have a half-day, so I’ll be heading to school soon to “clap-out” Lexie and the other fifth-graders as they walk the halls for the last time before heading off to Middle School. Tonight we’ll head to the drive-in for the Last Day of School party (Madagascar 3!). And then, since the temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s this weekend, we’ll be looking for ways to keep cool.
See you next week!