The childlike bliss of “Butter worms”
Don’t you love it when you are with friends and you feel so comfortable you can be your true self – even if that “true self” acts like a kid?
What “childish” food or drink treats do you like to create – when you are not trying to act all mature and sophisticated?
For me, some of my favourites include:
- Milo sprinkled on ice cream
- Creaming Soda Spiders…and
- Butter worms
If you hadn’t heard of butter worms – you’re not alone. I didn’t even know there was a term for butter worms!
I hadn’t heard the expression “butter worms” before yesterday until a friend used it to describe one of her favourite treats as she made them with child-like glee. She is an adult in a serious, high-pressure job (when she’d not clowning around making butter worms!)
Me wife, our friend and I just returned from an afternoon at the beach and our friend was feeling peckish.
Our friend proceeded to:
- spread a generous portion of butter (and vegemite) between two crackers
- squeeze the butter and vegemite between the holes in the crackers
- marvel at the emerging butter worms!
Maybe it’s immature for grown-ups to still enjoy creating butter worms – but for me it was refreshing to see another grown-up get such joy out of such a simple treat. I also liked her descriptive expression.
We even showed our daughter Cleo how to make butter worms – and Cleo loved it!
The butter worm tradition will live on!