Over the weekend, after what was I think a tough, stupid week for all of us (understatement), I got to throw a little dinner party for some of our friends with our new sponsor, Mouth

It was exactly what the doctor ordered.

Also I got to set the table with all my fancy fixins I never get to use!

All I'm saying here is that a dinner party with friends you love is a cure for whatever ails you. Big heartaches and little alike. 

Alexis brought over Chicken Tarragon Soup and we served it in bread bowls. And then we busted out the Romeo + Juliet soundtrack on Spotify and, look. HYGGE, SON!

One of the best parts of the night was when my friend Nate stood up with the bowl of chocolate covered Cheerios in his hands and said, "OH. MY. GOSH. EVERYBODY. HAS. TO TRY. THIS NOW." It about made me glow with cheesy happiness. I used to buy the not-Jacque Torres version IN BULK at the Trader Joe's in Brooklyn whenever they were in stock, and yeeeeeeees son. I was so excited when I saw Mouth carried them that I had actual exclamation marks hovering over my  head. !!!!!  

A few more photos from our night now, as is blog custom.

I'm a lucky girl to have these friends. They all brought all their kids, too, because a party should be a party for everybody, that's my general theory. So Huck and all his buddies had themselves a pizza and a movie party upstairs, and we hardly heard a peep from them all evening. 

(Cupcakes make excellent babysitters.) 

Friends with fat babies.

And a quick Chicken Tarragon Soup recipe . . . now!

1 roasted chicken taken off the bone
5 tlbs butter
3 cups sliced leeks
3 tlbs flour
4 c chicken stock
4 c heavy cream heated (Alexis says she throws some goat cheese in here too, just for funsies)
1 tlb tarragon, chopped
1 tsp salt
1 lemon, juiced and zested

Sautee leeks in melted butter in a large soup pot. Add salt and cook till translucent. Add flour slowly until mixture has thickened, then add heavy cream, a half cup at a time, while stirring, and then the stock, same method. Add tarragon, lemon juice + zest, pulled chicken, mix it all up, let it simmer 10 minutes. Enjoy!


  1. This looks like such a fun dinner!!!
    I still pray hard for you for a second sweet baby! :)

  2. This looks great! Thanks for sharing Mouth, looks like a cool site. Fist bumps to independents!!

  3. Okay. This was so great. I was just reading along and then saw "HYGGE"
    I couldn't even believe my ears. Eyes. But then I saw the pics and I COULD believe it. Hygge indeed my friend. Described perfectly with those beautiful pictures. My mom is from Denmark, so I appreciate this very much.

  4. This sounds wonderful! I could go for a friendsgiving!

  5. What a great site! (and bonus.Kinnickinnic Whiskey is from here!)..

  6. my mom just told me about hygge yesterday so i'm excited to read about it manifested!!
    what a beautiful, cozy dinner <3

  7. Looks like fun! Those plates are amazing, can you share where they are from?


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