When I take a quarter pound out of the package and before I peel the paper off, I score the butter along the lines that are marked "tablespoon". When I remove the paper, I can slice down along the scored marks and voila I have 8 tablespoons of butter ready when I need them.
|8 tablespoons of butter.|
I find that often a recipe calls for 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter, so I have them ready.
|Two tablespoons of butter in the pan ready to cook.|
Whenever I have folks in for dinner, I put individual butter pats at each place so each person will have his own butter. The little cubes of 1 tablespoon each, fit perfectly into a butter pat.
|One serving of butter in a butter pat ready to set at each place for dinner.|
Just a little tip that I've learned now that I am learning to cook.