Mr. Manners on Eating Dinner Rolls

Mr. Manners is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to if I have a few minutes to kill. Carly and I were listening to Mr. Manners’ takes on finger foods on the way to work today, where he covered things like when it’s appropriate to use a fork & knife for onion rings. Things you don’t think about every day, to say the least.

Later in the podcast after I’d dropped Carly off at work, he got into a rule I’m often guilty of breaking:

Mr. Manners’ Quick and Dirty Tips For A More Polite Life

For dinner rolls or bread at the table, place a small amount of butter on your bread plate from the serving dish, break off a small, bite size piece of bread with your fingers, and use your butter knife (or regular knife if no butter knife is provided) to butter just that bite.

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Butter each bite? That’s not how I roll. I’m a split the dinner roll in half, spread a generous amount of butter inside, then eat it like a butter sandwich kinda guy. Maybe I’m not ready for dinner with the Queen of England, but I’m perfectly content with my dinner roll consumption method.

One thought on “Mr. Manners on Eating Dinner Rolls”

  1. Remind me never to invite you to dinner at our house ever again…’d be mortifying to see you slather that butter vs. using the butter-per-bite method. I think I’d lose my appetite just watching that display.

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