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In a restaurant the term refers to a buffet-style table laid out with many small dishes from which, for a fixed amount of money, one is allowed to choose as many as one wishes. In Eastern Europe, each language has a term that literally means "Swedish table". In an extended sense, the word is used to refer to any situation which invites patrons to select whatever they wish from an abundant selection, such as the smorgasbord of university courses, books in a bookstore, etc. It is customary to begin with the cold fish dishes which are generally various forms of herring , salmon , and eel. After eating the first portion, people usually continue with the second course other cold dishes , and round off with hot dishes. The classic Swedish julbord is central to traditional Swedish cuisine , often including bread dipped in ham broth and continuing with a variety of fish salmon, herring, whitefish and eel , baked ham, meatballs, pork ribs, head cheese , sausages, potato, Janssons frestelse , boiled potatoes, cheeses, beetroot salad, various forms of boiled cabbage, kale and rice pudding. Other traditional foods are smoked eel, rollmops , herring salad, baked herring and smoked salmon. Side dishes include beetroot salad in mayonnaise and warm stewed red, green or brown cabbage. Lutfisk , lyed fish made of stockfish dried ling or cod served with boiled potato and thick white sauce and green peas that can be served with the warm dishes or as a separate fourth course.
However, be careful to not ask something that may offend your date. My husband has gone from proselytizing and thinking he knows it all to a real spiritual seeker, albeit with a strong testimony in the church. To sum up, they're incapable of loving anyone but themselves and the thought of a marriage counselor freaks them out as this would mean confronting their ultimate excuse of "I'm too busy". Best wishes in whatever you decide. It sounds like she's already considered marrying you and raising children in the church even with you being out of the church. We keep "waiting" for it to get easier, and every year it just doesn't. I was going to be having leftovers of everything; time, energy, etc. But life is long and eternal and all righteous people will choose the right at the end. If your date has been an active member of the Church who is following these moral guidelines, then she will not be willing to involve herself in a sexual relationship with you.