Hygge: Good Food and Drinks

The Importance of Hygge and Good Food and Drinks

When we are talking about some of the great hyggeligt events in this post, you will notice that there is a lot of talk about some of the great food and drinks that are prepared. There is some emphasis placed on good food, as you will see when we talk about how Hygge works with the holidays. While it may not be the most important part of the gathering, the time spent with loved ones is more important, it is still unlikely that you would go to one of these events and not be able to enjoy some tasty food. 

There is just something about going into a home or going to a gathering and getting to enjoy some tasty food with others you love. You can share stories, get your stomach full and happy, and just enjoy life together. Add in a little bit of music and some lower candlelight to this mixture, and you will find that it is an experience like no other. 

With Hygge, it is believed that for you to be truly content and happy with life, you need to satisfy your stomach as well. How easy is it to sit back and feel comfortable and have a good time if your stomach is always growling and causing issues? Filling up on good food around people you love is the key to making sure that you feel content when the day is over. 

The Danish sure know how to make some great food to have at their gatherings. These foods are meant to help you feel satisfied, not some little appetizers and snacks so that you go home feeling hungry again later. Hearty stews, sandwiches with some great toppings and sides, and other classic Danish dishes. Even some chocolates or cakes and cookies are common, especially when we get around the holidays, and everyone feels like they are a part of the fun during these times. 

There are a few things that need to be kept in mind when it comes to preparing for a hyggeligt event. First off, the food is usually going to be homemade. This is not the time to pick out something from the freezer section or to order out for some pizza. If you want to have one of these meetings, you need to take the time to prepare your meals and drinks for the people who come to visit. 

There’s nothing more rewarding than eating something you’ve grown yourself, and a herb garden is a simple way to grow-your-own. Fresh herbs are low-maintenance and can fit easily on a windowsill, but can make a real difference to your food.

There are a few benefits that you will be able to get from this. First, the food is going to taste so much better. There is just something about getting to taste food that someone made with their own two hands, rather than something that comes from a box and only took a few minutes to make. Yes, this homemade food is going to take a little bit longer to prepare, but overall, it is tastier and healthier even, for the whole group to enjoy. 

Another benefit is the great smells that come into your home. Depending on the number of people you are planning on having into your home during your hyggeligt gathering, you could spend all day trying to get the drinks and the food all prepared. This is going to result in a great smelling home, all of the scents from all the things that you prepared, going through your home that night. When your loved ones start to gather in the home, the first thing that they are going to notice is these smells, and they will feel at home almost instantly. 

Think about how you feel when you walk into your grandmother’s home, or into a home where lots of baking goes on. You are going to feel warmth, and spices, and just the feeling of being loved. When you hand make all of the food that your guests are going to enjoy while at your gathering, you are providing them with some of these great feelings and smells as well. 

Finally, your guests are going to feel loved and appreciated when they eat the foods that you are preparing. They know that it took you a lot of time to prepare this meal. They know that you could have gone to the store and gotten something easy or that you could have just ordered something in, but you chose to make the food and enjoy it with them. That alone can make anyone feel special when they are in your home. 

When you bring all of these things together, the smells, the good tastes, and the love and appreciation, you will find that feelings of Hygge are going to be all around you. This is one of the easiest ways to make sure that the Hygge in your gathering has already started. It does take a little bit of your time to make this happen, but it is well worth it to ensure that you are making others feel welcome in your home and to ensure that you have one of the best hyggeligt gathering possible.

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