Guest Blog by: Midge
One of the funniest disagreements I have ever had with my husband and in-laws revolved around the salt and pepper shaker! Here is a question for you this morning…. Do you put the salt in the shaker with more holes or in the shaker that has fewer holes?
You may have read my article in July’s Molly Green Magazine about the Top Ten things NOT to do for a holiday meal. Well, amidst all of the other struggles I had that day, this little family argument also raised its silly head. It all started when my father-in-law put a little too much pepper on his turkey.
When preparing the place settings the day before Christmas, I brought out a pair of brand new salt and pepper shakers which we had received as a wedding present. I made sure to fill them up appropriately. Then, I set the table with our nice dinnerware and placemats not giving the shakers a second thought.
I encountered so many other problems during my first holiday meal, it was sure to be my fault he mistakenly put too much pepper on his turkey. When I took the time to look again at the shakers, I discovered to my dismay that I had done it correctly! My in-laws were brought up to put the salt and pepper into the opposite shakers! Mass confusion and lots of laughter ensued… by the end of the night I had called my parents and even had done an internet search to discover who was right!!!
Who do you think got it right? I put the salt in the shaker with more holes and the pepper in the shaker with fewer holes. What do you do? And what does etiquette state?
Here are a few internet sites I found while researching this topic!