From teenagers to retirees, we have hosted the gamut this month. Mr. T&C's aunt and her beloved visited for a few days en route from Maine to Florida. Having retirees is quite different from having a house full of kids. Food is somewhat less important, or, more accurately, quality is more important than quantity. This was an extremely busy work week for the mister and me, so I relied on the Crock Pot to feed everyone. While we were busily re-merchandising the store, Mrs. Crock Pot was turning chicken thighs, carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, and thyme into a delicious and colorful dinner. We added a salad of baby greens and apple slices, and we were all set. These particular retirees like to sleep in, or at least avoid the morning rush hour of bookbags, lunch bags, and breakfast, so again I offered juices, cereals, oatmeal, yogurt, and fruit. The must-have item, though, is coffee. There are several good brands available--even Publix has a fine store brand for everyday, but I do love Seattle's Finest. More than Starbucks. More than Peet's. The aroma of Seattle's Finest brewing is amazing. If you can grind your beans just before you serve, that is the best. If that's not possible, measure and brew to the package directions. Don't skimp. Weak coffee is just not worth bothering about.