***I think I may need to make a retraction to my previous post on margarine.***
Yesterday I ran out of the yucky margarine (let's just call it Parkay) and a few other things so I went to the store. Well, here on this island you don't have much of a choice of stores. There's Thriftway and well, Thriftway, that's all. So I go over by the butter and see 4.99 for one box. Hmmm. Then there's the margarine....1.19. Humph! I just can't bring myself to spend more when the cheaper option is there. I bought more margarine (different brand though). Just call me crazy.
To test said margarine I made the same recipe of muffins (that burnt last go round). I opened the oven expecting horrible results only to find, perfectly golden yummy muffins!
Maybe I was wrong.
I'm okay with that, I'll just stay away from the yucky brand.
See, now I can have my yummy baked goods and cheap grocery bill.
Today's a good day :)
Oh and as an afterthought I decided to look up the whole marg. vs. butter myths and facts.
I found this website and found the following excerpt to be interesting.
i) "Margarine is one molecule away from being plastic"
– may be true, but so what!
Many chemical compounds are closely related without them being identical
or having the same effects.
Take ethanol and methanol, which are chemically closely related. Most people happily drink ethanol in wine, beers and spirits, whereas if they imbibed the closely related chemical compound methanol, they would go blind.