The Buttermyd

by HEAB on February 21, 2011

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CD went back to Costco today to stock up on Kerrygold, our favorite brand of butter. Like I said before, they only stock it around St. Patrick’s Day, and…

we now have enough to last us until St. Patrick’s Day 2012…

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That’s 42 pounds of butter.

Chris is off from work today, and we’re about to take Summer for a walk. Just wanted to show you our Buttermyd.

One last thing – have you tried the granola cheesecake bites yet?

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Just finished off my last one. So sad.

See you tomorrow!

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Mmmm, butter. :)

{ 101 comments }

Kelly February 21, 2011 at 4:51 pm

42 pounds of butter??!?!! WOW!

Maryann (The Balanced Bean) February 21, 2011 at 4:53 pm

WOW that must be some amazing butter!!

Lola February 21, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Hey Heather!!
I’m very glad you opened the comments section back!! My laptop fell to the floor and crashed :( so I’ve been a little out of the blogworld but I’m back and I was so glad to see the comment section back up!
I don’t really like butter, except is peanut butter hehe :P …but now that I think about it, a piece of freshly baked baguette with butter and a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon, YUM!!!
xoxo
Lola

p.s. I’m in a contest to win a trip to Panama, please check my vid out! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7qaZhcCueU

Gina February 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Holy cow! (pardon the pun) That is quite the buttermyd you’ve got there :)
I know all about stocking up though, when peanut flour was discontinued I went and cleared the shelf, 8 bags ;)

Jessica February 21, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Did the cashier say anything? That’s a lot of butter….

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

He said “What are you going to do with all that butter?” and CD said, “Eat it”. :)

Kelly February 21, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Do you freeze it?

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Kelly,
Yes, we’re going to freeze some, but it’s good through December of next year.

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Kelly,
Yes, we’re going to freeze some, but it’s good through December of this year.

Matt @ The Athlete's Plate February 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

42 pounds of butter? I bow down to you…

sarah (sarah learns) February 21, 2011 at 6:15 pm

aww, when i saw your title i was imagining a food guide pyramid of butter – like nut butter on the bottom, coconut butter, regular butter, etc. :) your buttermyd is still pretty awesome though!

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Sarah,
I like the way you think. ;)

Evan Thomas February 21, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Oh my, that is a lot of butter! I made brownies with real butter(Organic Valley’s pasture butter) for the first time in ages and I couldn’t believe how much it helped the flavor. I don’t think I can make them another way after that.

Victoria (District Chocoholic) February 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

I have to ask…where do you store that much butter?

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Victoria,
We have a fridge/freezer out in a studio space behind our house. It’s where we store the beef we buy in bulk as well as our new butter collection. :)

Victoria (District Chocoholic) February 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I think “butter collection” is a phrase that needs more use.

Liz @ IHeartVegetables February 22, 2011 at 11:16 am

Hahaha I was going to ask this same question!

Rachel @ Healthy Teacher February 21, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Wow! That is quite a lot of butter!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Tony would be kneeling down to you right now! That is awesome! I am sure you will put it to good use!

maria @ Chasing the Now February 21, 2011 at 6:28 pm

Now THAT’s a lot of butter! :) But I guess if you are using it over a year it’s not so much.

jennifer February 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

So I need to know..what makes this butter so special?

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Jennifer,
It’s so rich and creamy and a little sweet. Kerrygold comes from grass fed cows in Ireland. Try it. Once you go Kerrygold, you never go back. :)

jennifer February 22, 2011 at 10:18 am

I might just have to try it! (just don’t tell my husband I paid 8 dollars for a pound of butter!) ;)

BBK February 21, 2011 at 6:39 pm

how much is Costco selling it for? Just curious.. have no Costco in my future…

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:13 pm

BBK,
I believe it’s $7.99 for 1.5 pounds. I thought you guys were getting a Costco.

lindsay February 21, 2011 at 6:42 pm

that looks like one might fine tower of butter. GO GREEN!

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 21, 2011 at 6:44 pm

Wow that’s a lot of butter!! Your team butter shirt is cute. :-)

Hannah February 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I think I love you. And I also feel a kinship with you, as I currently have over 40 blocks of different brands/flavours/types of chocolate. WOOT.

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Hannah,
Oh the fun I could have in your kitchen. :)
Love you too!

Erika @ FoodFitnessFun February 21, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Whoa that is one big collection of butter! Where do you plan on storing it all!? :-P

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Erika,
We have extra fridge and freezer space in a studio behind our house….thanks goodness! :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 21, 2011 at 6:50 pm

So it’s all fat free, right? Just like Ina Garten’s recipes that call for a pound of butter to sautee some broccoli, right? :)

I swear to god I see that butter around town in my stores. Like maybe TJs or just my regular groc store? Perhaps WFs (however i RARELY go in there, except for vegenaise) but yeah, I swear I see it…but I dont pay attention to butter b/c I don’t buy it (anymore).

Love the last pic of you and Summer…too cute! Team Butter. Classic.

Erica February 21, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Its SO worth stocking up on products that are only available at certain times of the year!! Glad y’all had a nice day :)

jennifer February 21, 2011 at 6:57 pm

This is why I love your blog so much, Heather. You don’t demonize fat and esp not butter. :)

We go through about a pound a week here so your buttermyd would last a little short of a year. Makes me wish we had a Costco close by but sadly only a Sams.

GrĂ¡inne @ Uplifting Food February 21, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Love this post, just for a mention of one of my fav Irish butter and I’m an Irish food blogger so I know my butters over here, tried them all and Kerrygold is one of the best, always a pound or more in my fridge. :)

Love your blog.

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Thanks Grainne. Glad to know we’re eating the best. :)

kathleen February 21, 2011 at 7:03 pm

wow. when you say “stock up” you do not mess around.

Laura I. (G.G.) February 21, 2011 at 7:08 pm

That is an AWESOME sight to see on a blog.

Ashlei February 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

That is a LOT of butter! That was one of my favorite kinds too when I ate dairy but I’m afraid to try butter since milk and yogurt are no go.

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:10 pm

Ashlei,
Dairy proteins bother me as well, but I do okay with butter and heavy cream b/c they are super low in protein, and ghee contains next to zero casein in it.

Baking 'n' Books February 21, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Can I ask why the protein content would affect you (since you said it is low in protein which doesn’t bother you). Is it the protein per se that bothers you?

And – did you really buy all that butter??! Good thing it doesn’t need to be refrigerated….;) Must get a Costco membership methinks…

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Baking N Books,
My body doesn’t tolerate whey and casein very well. I wrote about it in this post (http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2009/04/15/youre-going-to-give-up-greek-yogurt/), and that’s why I avoid yogurt, milk, and cheese…”try” being the key word. Can’t seem to say no to soft serve ice cream. ;)

And yes, we really bought that much butter.

Baking 'n' Books February 21, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Thanks HEAB – going to check out that post now. I wish I were brave enough to give up my yogurt! :(

I assume then that whey is high in protein…

cat February 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm

hey heather, did you know that trader joe’s stocks kerrygold year-round? it’s fairly cheap, too… cheaper than whole foods, anyway.

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Cat,
Yes, that’s where we usually buy it when Costco is not selling it.

committed February 21, 2011 at 7:19 pm

I love butter also. In fact, a “fresh” meal of mashed sweet potatoes, lots and lots of veggies, and white fish becomes a big oily mess because I add a lot of butter to each of them. I have trouble with serving sizes… :)

Ann Claire February 21, 2011 at 7:29 pm

My goodness that is an impressive loot!! Must be some amazing butter!! I really want to try it now.

Kara February 21, 2011 at 7:41 pm

That’s the butterload! (Sorry, couldn’t resist :P )

Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete February 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm

That butter pyramid is hilarious!

Sorry if I missed it, but are you done with that gigantic mustard bottle yet?

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Holly,
Haha – yes, the mustard! I believe we finished if off January 15th. :)

MarathonVal February 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Wow… impressive!!! I was amazed after the first couple layers, and then I kept scrolling down… more butter… scrolled down further… more butter… that must be a world record!

Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar Free February 21, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Holy Fazoli. That is a lot of butter.

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Holy cow! I hope you have a big freezer!!

Mary February 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

No need to respond. Just a comment: That Summer baby has good hair!

Helen February 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Wow, that’s a lot of butter. I bet you have Paula Dean beat on stocked butter!

Clare @ Fitting It All In February 21, 2011 at 8:43 pm

My Godparents live in Dublin and I studied abroad there, so I know how good the butter is. But MAN you are diehard!:)

melissa @ the delicate place February 21, 2011 at 8:44 pm

LOL! it would take me eons to finish all that butter. i have several 32oz jars of coconut oil in my pantry (i guess that’s my stash). i’ve just discovered grapeseed oil as well, yum! great for high heat!

vanillasugarblog February 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm

girl your baby has a lot of hair! amazing!
i love using the kerrygold w/ i make cream cheese coconut cookies (i know random post but that brand blends really well with cream cheese)

Kath (My Funny Little Life) February 21, 2011 at 8:53 pm

Kerrigold and organic sweet cream butter are my favorites.Butter and ghee are my favorite fats, anyway. Next to almond butter. :)

Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner February 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Only around St. Patricks Day??? I can see why you got 42 pounds of it. :)

Salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle) February 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Those cheesecake bites look ah-mazing!!!

PB&Jenny February 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I actually think I’ve seen this butter in my grocery store year round! It looks like you’re set (for a week or two ;) ) but if you ever need me to send you some, you got it!

Ricki February 21, 2011 at 9:05 pm

Amazing! I’m pretty sure that’s what you would find at the end of a rainbow! :)

Rachel A. February 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Have you tried Publix? I live in the Nashville area, and my Publix carries several European butters including Kerrygold.

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Rachel, Yes, I’ve seen it there, and TJ’s has it as well, but it’s about 25% cheaper at Costco. :)

Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 21, 2011 at 9:15 pm

Paula Deen would be very proud..:P

Annie@stronghealthyfit February 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm

That’s hilarious.

Maggie @ Say Yes to Salad February 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm

OMG! Mmmm butter :)

Ana February 21, 2011 at 9:21 pm

You are my hero, I want to be like you when I grow up Heather!! :-)
Butter is good and good butter makes such a difference! Once you try some delicious butter it is hard to eat regular stuff. I am a bit of a butter snob…!
Ana

allie February 21, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Gotta love it! So sad .. some people are afraid of butter … they’re missin’ out. *nods head vigorously*

Theresa February 21, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Your granola cheesecake bites were phenomenal!! I recreated your protein pancakes this weekend and they were a huge hit – I just blogged about them too! I also make your protein ice cream all the stinkin time too!!!

Alyssa February 21, 2011 at 9:34 pm

That is A LOT of butter! Is Kerrygold really that good? I almost bought some too :-)

Team butter…too cute!

HEAB February 21, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Alyssa,
Yes, it’s that good. Do a side by side taste test, and you’ll never want regular butter again! :)

Cherie February 21, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I totally understand Heather! Kerrygolds my fav too and we always have a couple of pounds in the fridge and the freezer. We’re lucky though, our Costco carries it year round…yay!!! We LOVE their cheese too….sooo good!

Amy @ ElephantEats February 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Not only am I impressed with your architecture skills, but I’m seriously jealous of the amount of fridge/freezer space you must have. I can’t seem to fit everything in mine and still be able to find stuff!

Jill February 21, 2011 at 10:28 pm

I think I need to invest in some of this fancy butter. I mean, A) I’m part Irish and B) I should make up for that entire *year* that I practically only ate those fake, “light” butters. I told my mom about the no-butter phase a while after I started eating the real stuff again and she actually scolded me and told me that it was “insane” that I was hadn’t been eating any butter and “what in the world was I putting on bread?” LOL.

P.S.-I hope you’re enjoying having comments again and not feeling stressed by it. Just enjoy your time with Summer (and reading the comments when you can) and DO NOT worry about responding-esp. to mine as I totally get how busy you are :-)

Lacey February 21, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I’m so envious you scored that much. I was hoping to stock up today when I went, but they’re only carrying the cheese right now. I’ll be stalking them for the next few weeks ;)

Catherine February 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Kerry Gold butter is soooooooooooooo gooooood. You’re making my mouth water!! Yummy! My parents, in San Francisco, always have at least one stick of Kerry Gold butter in the fridge at all times, but I have a harder time finding it at my regular grocery store in Los Angeles.

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 21, 2011 at 10:50 pm

OMG, that is AWESOME!! I thought I’m the only person crazy enough to buy mountains of products that I love?! LOL Love it!! Kerrygold is amazing! Just had some on my sweet potato tonight. YUM! x 42 lbs :mrgreen:

Kaleigh February 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm

Oh my goodness! That’s an insane amount of butter!! I only wish that it was my pile o’ gold!! (insert sneaky Irish leprechaun-y laugh)

Emily February 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Oh my gosh! That’s my dream come true!!

Christin@purplebirdblog February 21, 2011 at 11:59 pm

You are the epitome of awesome with your buttertastic stash!! :D

Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat February 22, 2011 at 1:38 am

My favorite butter EVER! I’ve never had any butter that tasted so HEAVENLY!

Kaysie February 22, 2011 at 2:59 am

I always buy at bulk at either costco or other stores when things are on sale or I just want to buy it once so I don’t have to keep on going back and buying it. But I hate the comments the cashiers make like “woah… I’ve never sold 42 lbs of butter before to one person” or “wow… you must really like butter” lol!

Marina February 22, 2011 at 5:14 am

omg, so much butter :D That’s so amazing :D

Orla February 22, 2011 at 5:41 am

That is hilarious! That butter is a regular in our fridge – I live in Ireland and Kerrygold is my brand of choice!
When I go to the US, the butter is the one thing that I just cannot eat at all. There is no comparison!
Best of luck eating it all! :)

Jo @ JAGS Fitness Blog February 22, 2011 at 8:02 am

Oh my, I adore Kerrygold and totally take for granted that I can get it from any supermarket over here in England!

Susan February 22, 2011 at 9:10 am

Your granola cheesecake bites are genius!! I don’t think we can get Kerrygold in Canada, but I do loooooove me some butter. I understand the need for that much ;)

Melissa B. February 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Mmm, yummy! I don’t do butter, but I do ghee. I buy a local grass-fed ghee. It is rather pricy, but soo worth it. I actually caught my fiance sticking his nose in the jar last night and inhaling deeply- it’s that good! Maybe I need to do a gheeramyd :)

Erin February 22, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Holy COW that’s alotta butter!

Meagan February 22, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Why are you buying so much butter? You can get KerryGold in the grocery store anytime! I prefer the unsalted kind over the salted myself. That’s what I buy.

I just wanted to pass along this link for you Heather – This is a blog I follow and she is a real foodie that recently had a baby. She’s having issues with milk production too and she talks about herbal tinctures. Maybe you should try that and it would work better than all the oatmeal?
http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2011/02/babyhood-essentials-continued.html/comment-page-1#comment-99858

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Meagan,
Hehe – yeah, we can buy Kerrygold at Trader Joe’s, but it’s 25% cheaper at Costco. CD loves a good deal! Thanks for the link to Nourishing Gourmet. I’ve tried fenugreek, fennel, goat’s rue, and red raspberry leaf to try and increase my milk supply, but maybe she’ll have some other ideas for me. :)

nadia February 22, 2011 at 3:44 pm

i love your Buttermyd! this is my favorite butter: http://www.kateshomemadebutter.com/ -have you tried it??
xxxo

HEAB February 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm

Nadia,
Yes, I have tried Kate’s Butter, but it’s been a while. Perhaps I should revisit it next year when our Kerrygold supply is all gone. :)

Margie February 22, 2011 at 9:11 pm

It’s so funny that I saw this post. I was just at Costco today and I saw the Kerrygold. I told my husband that I HAVE to go back this week and get some. I didn’t know that Costco only carries this butter for a limited time each year. I was looking for it almost two weeks ago and ended up buying it at my local grocery store. Now that I know this, I am going to grab a couple of boxes to stock up.

Michelle February 23, 2011 at 5:53 am

Hahaha, love the buttermyd! I’ve never tried that brand. I’m going to take a look for it next time I’m shopping :-)

M February 23, 2011 at 2:41 pm

I ate discover Kerry Gold when I lived in Ireland for a couple of years/
I thought it was maybe the salt that made it delish?

I noticed it was super delicious on irish brown soda bread (hungry just rembembering it!)

The suasage in Ireland was also delish (and so diff tasting and looking than North Merican sausage which I don’t like that much!)

Oh and the potatoes were sooo good of course!(and Guinness tasted much better there!!!!)
Yum Ireland Yum!

(But how can butter last for a year and still taste ok?! I don;t get it!!)

HEAB February 23, 2011 at 2:55 pm

M,
Funny story – Even though I can’t stand Guinness, I toured the brewery in Dublin. At the end of the tour when I received my free pint, the bartender was doing everything he could to try to make it palatable to me. I think he ended up mixing it with Pepsi, and I still couldn’t drink it. Blech.

The butter does not expire until next December, and it freezes well. :)

Heather @ kissmybroccoli February 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Holy hell that’s a lot of buttah!! Should we put in our guesses now like with the jumbo mustard? haha!

Amelia February 24, 2011 at 11:49 am

No way! 42 lb butter?! That really is delicious butter. MMMMmm…enjoy!

Erin (Pretty In Primal) February 25, 2011 at 6:25 pm

Heather, you’re a girl after my own heart! I’m devoted to Kerrygold (and good butter in general!) I could eat it by the spoonful.
I like the unsalted in the silver wrapper because it’s cultured, which gives it a little extra somethin’ somethin’;-)

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