I've always been told that the perfect relationship doesn't exist. And as much as I'd like to believe that's true (considering my boyfriend and I are over here having nuclear arguments over enchiladas), I know for a fact that it is indeed false. Why? Three words: Ina and Jeffrey.
Yes, I love Ina for her clever cauliflower-cutting and wine-chilling tricks (essential because, ever the perfect hostess, she always tries to greet her friends with a drink in hand), flawless recipes, and life-affirming belief in the power of cookies. But what I almost love more, is her relationship with Jeffrey, her soulmate and, on December 22, husband of 50 years.
In the countdown to the couple's milestone anniversary, Ina has blessed us with the ultimate gift: a week's worth of throwback photos that make us want to cry (even in the movies, have we never seen a love so pure and true). Her latest post is is no different, except this one gives us a sneak peek at something we'd never thought we'd ever see—a recipe from Jeffrey.
"People always ask me, 'Does Jeffrey cook for me?' and I say the same thing every time: He makes really good coffee," she shares in the Instagram video. Soon after, right on cue, out pops Jeffrey in an outfit that literally made me squeal like a tiny piglet at its cuteness—a giant white chef's hat and a Barefoot Contessa apron—to show us how he makes the absolute best cup of coffee.
Chef Jeffrey's three-step guide to the perfect brew is simple and fail-proof, much like many of the Ina recipes and techniques we have come to rely on. Here is the method, which utilizes an automatic drip coffee maker (how easy was that?!) in his own words:
What follows is a time lapse of the coffee maker working its magic (which I watched seven times) and the sweetest-ever scene of the pair enjoying their freshly brewed cups, "mmm-ing" and "ahhh-ing" at its deliciousness like they do in the show. And just like that, we've fallen in love with yet another Garten recipe—only this time it's from Jeffrey.
To keep up with our all-time favorite couple's anniversary, checkout the Instagram recap below and, of course, follow the Queen, herself (if you're not already).
What's your favorite Ina and Jeffrey moment? Share it with us in the comments in celebration of their 50th anniversary!