The simplest meal I know of is fresh bread, with a dollop of sweet cream butter and a bowl of soup. Bread and butter are simple basics and a great side to go with a hot bowl of chicken soup or any soup. Bread is an ancient food but many people don't realize that butter is too. It goes back thousands of years to the times when man first started to domesticate animals. The earliest butter would have been from sheep or goat's milk. It was and is made by churning fresh or fermented cream of milk. It is used as a spread and it is used in cooking other foods. Butter is rich in Vitamin A, E and K as well as D and being a source of selenium. Check for yourself and discover the health benefits of butter.