Southern Craziness

Submitted by Christi

My life is getting completely crazy! It seems like I just go from one meeting to another and in between, it is work, work, work. Thank you Lord for work to do!

When people come to meet with us at our home office, we always offer coffee or a cold drink and we also try to include some little something to eat. Got to keep the Southern hospitality going, at all times!

So, this week is our “conference/dining” table. Set up for a meeting with coffee and cookies. This is the kind of meeting I had with Margaret Banks while we were discussing her upcoming radio show that I am co-hosting this coming Saturday on Mountain Talk 97. If you are out of the area, you can hear us discussing social media here.

Ready to "get down to business."

Ready to "get down to business."

We still need something "pretty."

We still need something "pretty."

A few cookies to keep us going.

A few cookies to keep us going.

Ready for "business."

Ready for "business."

Now, I need to get back to work!

with Between Naps on the Porch

with Between Naps on the Porch

Today’s Lagniappe:  Easy Coffee Cake
Something to have along with the coffee, if you have time to cook (obviously, I used store-bought cookies which is fine, but if I have time, I love to cook something to have for meetings!).

* 2 cups sifted flour, sifted before measuring
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 6 tablespoons butter
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1/2 cup milk
* 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter


* 1 tablespoon flour
* 1/4 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Into a mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut butter into the dry ingredients with a fork or pastry blender. In a separate bowl combine egg with milk; add to flour mixture. Stir until mixture is well blended and smooth. Spoon into a greased and floured 9-inch layer pan. Spread dough evenly. Brush top of dough with melted butter.

Combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon; sift over the top of the cake, spreading with a fork to cover dough evenly. Bake at 400° for 25 to 30 minutes. Cut coffee cake in wedges; serve warm from the pan.


14 Responses to “Southern Craziness”

  1. Dining Delight Says:

    That’s hospitality at its best – always offering beverage and a goodie even at meetings!


  2. Sherry Says:

    This seems like a great way to have a meeting. Coffee and coffee cake are divine!

  3. Christine Says:

    What a nice way to treat a client. Southern hosptality for sure….Christine

  4. The Tablescaper Says:

    No matter what business you’re in, civility is always the utmost.

    – The Tablescaper

  5. dotsie Says:

    What a great way to make work more pleasant!

  6. Susan Says:

    Christi…this looks like my kind of meeting! I’m sure she appreciated such a gracious gesture. 🙂

  7. Beth Jordan Says:

    Simple elegance – true Southern hospitality! The cups are really pretty! I’d like to have business meetings with someone like you!

  8. leigh Says:

    Your tablescape is sweet! Come see me sometime! Would love to have you visit!

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  9. bj Says:

    I always loved these kind of meetings!! :O)
    Your coffee cake sounds delicious..Will try it in the morning!!

  10. PATTIE Says:

    That’s life! I did the same thing last week. I find my clients greatly appreciate it
    xoxo Pattie

  11. Lia from Petite Little Bee Says:

    Your recipe looks great. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing your Tablescape with us. Cheers, Lia

  12. honeysuckle Says:

    Your meetings must be a hit especially when served your homemade coffee cake!

  13. maggie Says:

    Thanks for the recipe it sounds divine..

  14. Artie Says:

    Oh, I understand what that’s all about! LOL!, amongst this renovation of the bathroom, I’ve got school, work, and a life to attend to. I’m sure I’ve gotten about 4 hours of sleep each night over the past month or so. LOL! It lets us appreciate the lulls though, doesn’t it? So nice to see you participating in TT even with the busy schedule! Love those tea cups! Artie

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