We all have those certain foods that make us feel warm and cozy. Comfort foods like stews, casseroles, pot pies, homemade breads and baked goods give us a sense of well-being and make us feel truly nourished, especially on a cold winter day.
Curling up by the fire with a warm bowl of soup and a soft blanket can melt your troubles in an instant.
Breakout the slow cooker and settle in for a hygge holiday filled with comfort foods and treats.
“It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.”
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Baking and cooking are a big part of the hygge mentality, especially when done with family and close friends. Keeping traditions alive using old family recipes are a hygge favorite. Just the thought of Great Grandma’s apple-cinnamon pie gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Passing on these recipes to your children can make the season even more special.
Establishing traditional family recipes of your own is also a fun holiday hygge activity. Decide together what type of comfort food you all want to make, and make a day of it.
Pot pies are a big favorite in the winter months.
Follow a recipe but try to always add in a few touches of your own and hand-write the recipe afterward as a keepsake for your children and grand-children.
Designate a pretty box to keep all of your traditional, comfort food holiday recipes in. Each year, you and your family will look forward to breaking out the recipe box, remaking your favorite comfort foods and adding in new ones.
Gifting your favorite homemade holiday treats will surely bring a smile to anyone’s face. Cookies, pies and holiday fudge are all great choices for gift giving. Wrap them up in some festive cellophane and add in a handwritten card of well wishes.
Comfort meals are also a very thoughtful gift, especially when given to a friend or loved one who leads a super busy lifestyle. What better gift than to not have to worry about what to make for dinner that night? Lasagna, soups and casseroles tend to travel well and reheat with ease.
Hygge holidays are even better when comfort foods are used to spread the holiday cheer.
Want to learn more about creating a Hygge-style Christmas for your family? Check out this blog