>> Saturday, May 09, 2009
About two months ago when I was at the grocery store to buy butter, I noticed that there wasn't any. When I got home I asked at the neighborhood pulpería if they had any. They did, and though it was a different brand than the Parmalat that we're used to, we were getting desperate. I took it home and it was rancid. I'm not sure if all La Perfecta brand butter is this gross or if it had just gone bad, but this was the beginning of the 2009 Butter Drought that has apparently scarred me. I asked in the grocery store where all the butter had gone, and apparently something was wrong with the machine that does the packaging. Fortunately, the shortage just ended, but I've been stockpiling butter as if preparing for a visit from Paula Deen, and I don't really know if we're going to be able to eat all of this butter in the 39 days we have left.