Today I'm thankful for . . . butter.
Sweet cream butter for baking. Lemon-yellow salted Irish butter on freshly baked bread. Butter steaming apart the crisp layers of feuilletage in an exquisitely rendered mille-feuille. Butter on the bucket of popcorn passed among the hands of my family in a darkened theater on movie night.
In Thanksgiving pies, Christmas cookies, Valentine's truffles, Easter cakes, and melting down the sugar-sweet rows of Independence Day ears of corn on the cob.
Butter on home-baked wheat bread at my grandmother's. Buttered matzos at a friend's. "It was the best butter." ~ The March Hare
What are you thankful for?