Life’s Simple Pleasures: Salted Molasses Butter

This isn’t really a recipe post, it’s more of a revelation. It’s a post about the simple pleasures in life, and about taking the time to enjoy them.

Last night, Nich was working late and I was home by myself. I had a lot of things to get done and I was generally feeling overwhelmed by life. As I stared at the sink full of dirty dishes before me, I made a choice to stop for a moment. I actually took time to sit down and eat a proper dinner. I turned off the TV, poured myself a glass of bubbly, and ate one of the best meals I’ve had in awhile. It was just what I needed.

For those curious, my dinner consisted of a baguette with salted molasses butter and a roasted beet salad. I’ll write more about salad in a few days (it was really good), but today I’m going to keep it simple. I’m just going to tell you that you need to make some salted molasses butter. Whip up a batch this weekend, spread it on a crusty baguette, and eat to your heart’s content. You’ll thank me for it.

And in case you’re wondering…salted molasses butter is every bit as simple as it sounds. Mix together softened (unsalted) butter, molasses, and kosher salt. That’s really all there is to it. (Oh, and a big thank you to Jennifer Perillo at Simple Scratch Cooking for the idea in the first place.)

So, here’s to a lovely weekend full of simple pleasures. I’m going to do my best to take the time to enjoy them, and hope you all can do the same. Happy Friday!

(p.s. I didn’t realize until just now that the salted molasses butter looks strangely like peanut butter?)

8 Responses

  1. Kelly says:

    What a great idea, love this recipe! :)

  2. Nice sweet and salty spread for those I really do not want to fix a big lunch days! Have a great weekend.

  3. What a great revelation! Sounds wonderful!

  4. My mouth watered at the description of that butter. I might have drooled when I saw the photos. YUM!

  5. I must make this butter! It sounds divine. I love the salty sweet combos and the texture looks like a lot of fun. Good solo din din.

  6. tiffany says:

    This sounds wonderful! I had a similar day last week… my “dinner” of choice–cheese (smoked gouda), crackers, cherries, and vinho verde :D

  7. Jackie says:

    This really does sound good. I would have never thought of doing something like this.

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