Easter means bunnies, coloring eggs and butter lambs. It's as much of an Easter tradition as the holiday ham. Does your Easter tradition involve a butter lamb?

Growing up in the Midwest, I've come to expect boxes of butter lambs on grocery shelves as Easter approaches. Some versions are prettier than others, including little ribbons and crosses, but they are displayed front and center in the dairy aisle. But you will always find one on my Easter dinner table.


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According to TheKitchn.com, the butter lamb is a Polish-Catholic tradition, but it is fully embraced by the same Midwestern folk who have butter sculpture competitions on display at the Winnebago and Boone County Fairs. Created using a plastic mold, the butter is shaped and displayed, often on a pretty plate, on the Easter dinner table.

To get even wackier, I know incorporate Butter Turkeys for Thanksgiving, and Butter Christmas Trees for Christmas. Look for these at your local grocery stores, G.F.S Foods, and other locations in the Stateline.