This type of laziness offends me.

Look, I get that we’re all busy people. No down time. Work smarter, not harder. Blah blah etc. But I have to draw a line at buying clarified butter.

In my most recent trip to the grocery store, I was in the dairy section stocking up. While there, I stumbled on this gem. While I am absolutely certain that this is a ‘world class’ clarified butter… It’s also $7.50 for something that’s really really REALLY easy to make.

For the clarified butter impaired.. Here are 3 steps.

  1. You put a stick of butter in a sauce pan.
  2. You melt the butter.
  3. You scoop off the white foamy stuff that floats on top of the pretty yellow stuff and discard it.

Are people seriously so lazy they’ll spend triple what something is worth to save 5 minutes of easy work?

Never mind. Please don’t answer that.


3 Responses to This type of laziness offends me.

  1. Ryan says:

    In our sad convenience store world of canned soup and pre-diced onions, selling clarified butter at a remarkable markup seems hardly a crime. What amuses me so about pre-clarified butter is that those knowing of its wonders and glories would make it themselves and revel in the process. A lazy gourmand is probably a fake gourmand.

    • Ugh.. don’t even get me started on canned soup… The starving college student in me still cringes though, at the ridiculous amount that the store charges and that people must clearly buy this product.

      I was talking the other night with someone about how easy a lot of the stuff that I do is, and why others don’t do things like make cheese, sauce from scratch, etc.. I was told that it was mostly because people just don’t KNOW how easy it is.. reading your post kind of changed my perspective on it.

      I think you’re right. A lot of people just don’t really consider the food on the table and how it got there. I think that’s what troubles me the most.

      Thanks for the comments! Hope to see more of you!

    • Malak says:

      A simple and intellinget point, well made. Thanks!

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