If you grew up in the 70’s like I did, you may remember when women participated that all important suburban ritual known as ‘having coffee’.
Along with Wonder Bread and ‘The Electric Company’*, this was a consistent part of living in the San Jose neighborhood I grew up in. Obviously, it was my mother who went ‘visiting’, but I was drug along behind her as she set out to get a daily fix of caffeine and gossip.
These mavens of the past would settle in around small kitchen tables throughout the country, blow on hot mugs of ‘Taster’s Choice’ or ‘Sanka’ (how did coffee ever survive this dark period in history?), and bond over the business of women.
3 Simple Rules For Bringing Back The Lost Art Of: ‘Having Coffee’
Re-create a ‘vintage’ experience ~ NO cell phones/No internet/ONLY home percolated coffee (no Starbucks!)
Limit time to 1 hour. Nothing kills the fun of ‘at home socializing’ like over staying a welcome.
ALWAYS have a small, sweet treat to share:
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pinwheels
Pie crust (homemade prefereably)
1 Cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 Cup soft butter
1 egg white + 1 tsp water
Roll out crust. Spread butter on top and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar mix. Roll up ‘jelly roll’ style. Cut discs approx 3/4 inch thick. Whisk egg white and water. Brush over discs. Bake 420 degrees until golden brown.