My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Just A Little Chat

This morning the worse thing in the world happened! My coffee pot would not brew. Of course I went into instant panic. You know what they say, "The elephants I can handle the gnats drive me crazy." Lucky for me about this time Larry, my brother, e-mailed to say his was coming down and bringing this new coffee he wanted me to try. I explained the situation with the coffee maker. As brothers most of the time do, he had a solution. He was bringing an old coffee maker he uses in his office. Whew, I didn't have to get dressed and go to Wal-Mart at 6:30 a.m. The people at Wal-Mart have no idea how grateful they should be.

He brought these wonderful Brazilian Espresso coffee beans, that a friend had sent him. It is imported and distributed by Joy Brazil Coffee, Inc.

Now when someone has just saved your life, it is only good manners to do something to thank them, right. Remember I haven't had coffee yet so it can't be anything too complicated. I open the "icebox" and there is that big wonderful bowl of Icebox Spoon Rolls dough that I made yesterday. I throw enough dough into a muffin pan to make 4 of these babies. Brush them with a little melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. I am saved. When they have finished baking and the fabulous new coffee has brewed I serve the rolls with butter and Sweet Potato Butter (that's a post for later).

You would have thought I had made him a 5 cheese omelet, home fries and sausage gravy and biscuits the way he was moaning over those rolls and coffee.

Just goes to show you, it's the little things that drive you crazy and the little things that make us happy.


  1. I think he got the sweet end of that deal!

  2. Beverly, I had the same thing happen to me a few month's back! Oh, to wake up to no coffee brewed is a not so good thing to have happen to one, that's for sure! I think I ended up having some tea instead, just to tie me over till I got to WalMart's but it sure wasn't the same for sure! I now keep some International Coffee's on hand for just such emergencies, and.. really for anytime, as they taste pretty darn good, and tastes even more so, when the coffee pot quits working.. ;)

    I also think your brother got the sweet end of that deal like AngieB. mentions!



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