Butter Etiquette – Ep. 93

It’s high time someone on the internet took a good hard look at the various butter etiquette nuances out there. I mean, seriously, is it okay to use butter on a chocolate muffin?  How about on a peanut butter and jelly and butter sandwich? How about for shavin’ them man whiskers?

Fortunately, Hugh and Rod have once again heroically stepped in to provide you, the Hungry Dads listener, with the indispensable “Butter Appropriateness Quiz” ©  Rod ranks the following butter scenarios in the order of most appropriate use of butter to the least appropriate use of butter. Feel free to rank them for yourself and see if you’re as smart as Rod!


  • Blueberry Muffin
  • Movie Theater Popcorn
  • On a Steak
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly and Butter Sandwich
  • Ham and Butter Sandwich
  • In Coffee
  • Chocolate Muffin
  • Generously Buttering EVERY Bite of a Dinner Roll
  • Pop Tart
  • Saltine

Oh, and then the guys each perform a butter shave on-air.  Is that appropriate?  Listen to find out!!!

  • Fanny Butter Fan

    Tasty show! What are your thoughts on eggs sandwiches with butter? Tomato sandwiches with butter? Where does vegan butter stand with Hungry Dads? And, of course, the great divide: fridge or counter top butter storage? Thanks for laughs and etiquette tips. Sincerely, Fanny Butter Fan

    • Dear Fanny Butter Fan,

      Thank you for your butter fan passion.

      1. Buttered egg sandwiches are absolutely acceptable in any situation except in first class of an airplane.
      2. Never tried tomato sandwiches with butter, but I’m pretty sure it’s acceptable since tomatoes straddle the line between fruits and vegetables and breads.
      3. Vegan butter is okay if you’re buttering steak or maybe a lamb shank.
      4. We prefer storing ours in our nightstand drawers.

      Best regards,
      Rod and Hugh