Fridays are the most hyggelige days all week in our house. It is the day where most Danish parents rush home from work, so they can pick the kids up early, and come home together. Most of the people I know, all eat dinner together at the dinner table, and it is common practice for the kids to help out preparing the food. We like to get the kids involved.
Friday is also the day for hygge. We all love spending some time together on Fridays, and look forward to the weekend, and most families stock up on tasty and yummy treats.
Today I have chosen to share a dish, that we are all familiar with because most people eat it during the Summer months. To call it a dish is actually not entirely true because there is no cooking involved; I am speaking of the humble ‘Strawberries and cream’.
We LOVE Strawberries and cream in this house, and in my family we have a way we always serve it: Fresh, clean Strawberries, lashings of full fat cream, and a rather generous sprinkle of sugar. The simplicity of this dessert is what makes it so perfect.
My Mr. likes to be the odd one out (being British ha ha) – and he likes to add whipped cream or even vanilla ice cream and sometimes syrup. To me, it is almost ludicrous, but all to their own 🙂
The truth is – sitting in the sunshine, with a bowl of strawberries and cream, almost feels like my childhood, with long summer days, wind in my hair, fun, laughter, and good wholesome food – all in that one little mouthful.
Simplicity my friends, is the heart of hygge.
Happy weekend everyone. We have a busy weekend ahead and I can’t wait to share it all with you soon.