Any project is successful because of the committee behind the project. The plotting and planning necessary to make a success out of an idea. I volunteer often to hold a committee meeting here, at Linderhof. It's easy . . . for a small committee, the breakfast room is the prefect spot and if there are more committee members, there is always the dining room table.
When a committee meeting is at my house, there are always treats before . . . . juices flow better when well fed!
And last week, friends came for a meeting. A small committee of four.
|I like to have everything ready before my guests arrive.|
So our meeting was held in the breakfast room . . . and since it was a morning meeting, we had coffee and coffee cake before the meeting.
|A morning meeting always calls for coffee; an afternoon one iced tea.|
My blue and white breakfast coffeepot is perfect for morning coffee and Spode mugs rather than cups and saucers (they take up less room on the table).
And the nosh . . .
|The recipe calls for a 9 x 13 pan but I like to make it in two round pans. One for now and one in the freezer for later!|
An orange cranberry coffee cake.
|Our first one is made when the first cranberries arrive at the market.|
Full of orange zest and fresh cranberries. We make it only during this time of the year. But it's a treat we always look forward to.
|Committee meetings always go better when the committee is fortified with coffee and cake!|
Spode plates for the cake and some of my bone handled English forks to eat the cake with. It's fall and the acorn bridge tablecloth and napkins seem perfect.
It's Tuesday so . . .
I'm joining the Tuesday Tea Parties --
Tea Time Tuesday with Terri at Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday with Martha at Martha's Favorites
Tea Pot and Tea Things Tuesday with Pam at Breath of Fresh Air
Tea Time Tuesday with Katherine at Lady Katherine's Tea Parlor
Tuesday Tea for Two with Wanda Lee at The Plumed Pen
Tea Time Tuesday with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage