How the Cookie Crumbles

Life and scribbles on the far side of SIXTY-FIVE

Hot Flash – Coffee


“What are you doing?”

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“Stirring the pot, Sis.”

“You dumped your coffee in there?”

Billy rolls her eyes. “Yep. Too strong for me, but great for your gravy.”

“That’s dumb. I never heard of such a thing”

“Trust me. Your guests will beg for more.”

“Why’d I invite you?”


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Author: Let's CUT the Crap!

I'm getting a little LONG in the tooth and have things to say about---ouch---AGEing. I believe it's certainly a state of mind but sometimes it's nice to hear that you're NORMAL. I enjoy reading by the truckload. I'm a grandma but I don't feel OLD although I'm not so young anymore. My plan is to stick it out as long as I can on this lovely planet and only will leave it kicking and screaming!

12 thoughts on “Hot Flash – Coffee

  1. ALMOST persuades me to put coffee in my stews!


    • I don’t remember exactly how this works but it’s a small amount of strong coffee. My mother-in-law used instant (ugh). It makes the gravy darker and gives it body but no coffee taste.


  2. Smile for the day 🙂


  3. Hope it tasted as good as it sound it might 😉
    Good one Tess!!


    • Coffee adds a nice body to beef gravy. My mother-in-law used to do it after she removed the roast of beef and prepared the gravy. I haven’t made this for years and cannot recall how it all comes about but now that it’s come up, will make a small roast in crockpot sometime and try it again.


  4. Taste? Coffee in the gravy? Hmmm, what will the gravy be for Tess, do tell.


    • Yes, my mother-in-law used to put instant coffee in her roasting pan when she made the gravy after removing a roast of beef. I tried it a couple of times but that was years ago. It gives the gravy body and no it doesn’t taste like coffee. I must try it again sometime but my family doesn’t eat beef anymore. So many complications.


  5. Genius! Every word perfect!