Last week I had the privilege of being able to take lunch out to one of the sweetest Grandmas in the world. Since 1918 she has graced this planet with her beautiful life and for 26 years has been a part of my life. Ms. Nellie Mae is one of my favorite people- one of my hero’s and a prime example as to how we, as human beings, ought to act toward our fellow human beings.
A week ago Ms. Nellie Mae celebrated her 94th birthday (I know you’re not supposed to tell a lady’s age but I think that when you reach a certain age it’s time to toot your own horn!) My mother and I decided to take her lunch and be part of the week long celebration of her life.
We insisted that we would do everything and all she had to do was sit, visit and enjoy lunch. Mom made up a creamy cauliflower soup while I made a sweet potato pie.
Nellie Mae was so pleased we were there for a number of reasons and one of those reasons was: an excuse for coffee.
She told us she doesn’t make coffee just for herself, which I think is just crazy because I always make coffee even if I am by myself, and that she was pleased we would drink some coffee with her. So she set to work boiling up a pot of a coffee. No coffee maker for this country gal.
I have to tell you- this was one of these best cups of coffee I’ve ever had in my life. I had to ask her the secret of her success.
Are you ready for this?
She broke up an egg and mixed just enough beaten egg in with the coffee ground to moisten the grounds. Then put her moistened coffee grounds in her pot and boiled everything together for about 5 minutes. Then allowed it to rest so that the grounds would settle and served it up.
It was fantastic! I’ve yet to try this at home but after 1 cup of coffee at Nellie Mae’s I’ve gotten spoiled and no longer like how I make coffee.
Try this Swedish trick at your house and let me know if you like it as much as I do!