Even with the promise of Spring down the road a bit, Winter is still just not giving up. Many of us, especially those of us in the north are thinking about warm- weathered spring breaks. But, in-between hopes of spring and vacations, we still have to… survive.
In Minnesota, there are many days where the light is bright but the sky is opaque. Just now, out my window such an atmosphere is flittering snow that is dancing through the air and landing on frozen ground. This is a day to keep Hygge in mind.
Hygge (prounounced “HUE-gah”)
A Danish word which means the feeling of cozy, enjoying life, family, friends and the deep satisfying experience of well being experienced from one’s environment, surroundings, food and company.
So, the roads don’t feel as welcoming for a ride out for meetings and errands. Stay home, plan a cozy time. Enjoy a good Hygge. Important in my mind on such a day is to keep the comforts of home like cozy blankets and good reading nearby, and fireplaces and candles lit. In other words, accentuate the positive of staying in. And, of course enjoy some good food to nibble on.
The idea of hygge is to create a sense of warmth and feeling of contentment and community. To create a feeling of hygge with food, create open platters of bites to nosh on loaded with cheese and crackers, fruit, and other small bites. Warm soups and hot drinks also create a feeling of warmth and hygge. A cookie and a hot drink by a fire is just the idea.
Provence Platter from LoveFeast Shop
A satisfying feeling from being surrounded by friends and savoring simple pleasures make the idea of creating hygge with food a great way to be mindful of the rituals of the simple and beautiful ways of living. And don’t forget to light a candle!
What are your ideas for nourishment in creating a feeling Hygge?