From Use Butter Generously by Miriam Williams: The Farmer's Wife Cookbook
"Fats which are competitive to butter all have their place, but one does not yearn to be particularly lavish with them. With butter it is different. I level-measure baking powder, spice, flour for cakes or gravy, but when it comes to measuring butter for seasoning, it's a rounding table - spoonful or a generous lump. Few things make me bristle like the restaurant sandwich which isn't spread with butter, and clear to the edges, too. The dairyman who almost caused a rift in the church by his explosions over the "measurably skimpy" pats of butter which the ladies aid served at the church supper, has my sympathy."
To learn how to make your own butter in a mason jar, go to Monday, February 10th post here at The Summer Kitchen.