It always seems that during the winter we have more time to gather.
Time to get family and friends together for drinks or a meal. Time to sit down and relax in the moment. Maybe its just me or maybe you’ve notice it too.
As the cold sets in the activities move indoors. With the crackling of the fire, cozy blankets and hot tea, time just seems to run slower during the winter.
Making it a great time to gather friends and family together. The Danish call it Hygge and it’s all about coziness, simple pleasures and the company of loved ones.
Bringing the simple and cozy indoors paired with good food and great company.
Time to gather.
A great way to gather friends and family together is around the table for a great meal. What better a meal during the cold winter months than a hearty soup, stew or chili.
You don’t have to do all the cooking from scratch, purchase a few containers of your favorite soup and put them in the slow cooker to warm.
Or if you are feeling adventurous grab the Instant Pot and create a wonderful hearty winter soup.
Get your guests involved ask them to bring crackers, bread, buns, homemade baking or soup toppers such as cheese or seeds.
Don’t plan a formal table, mix and match your dishes. Make it buffet style or a family style dinner. You have food to share and you are thankful for those you share it with.
What better way to celebrate the season than with soul warming soup, fresh bread, friends and a crackling fireplace.
Your hygge evening doesn’t have to end there.
Plan a few games or a movie or maybe prepare some mulled cider and gather everyone around for a visit. Winter is about the simple pleasures and company.
Light a few candles, grab a board game, (or maybe a good book), mulled cider or hot chocolate and relax, visit and enjoy.
If you are throwing a larger event for the whole family create a crafting table for the kids or a games corner. Get the adults involved in a card game.
Or if the men are exiting to the man cave maybe the ladies settle into some great cup and conversation.
If you are a book club or crafting group this could mean time to converse and craft.
Winter is time to gather.
Celebrate the season of slow by gathering together good friends, great food and enjoy the simple comforts of the season.
Have a great day,