Why was the coffee in the linen closet? It was left over from some Holiday Survival Kit goodie bags I did for a friend’s birthday party.

It was totally on target for Mom to expect me to be sans coffee EXCEPT that I believe a good hostess is prepared for her guests’ needs and I try to keep the basics on hand. And, of course, that was one of those mini 4-cupper coffee pots and a replacement carafe (that fit this model, please don’t send me links) was totally unavailable. So now I have a new mini-coffee and I still keep plenty of the “real stuff” around.