Swedish Christmas Julbord

DSC04701Smörgåsbord is a type of Scandinavian meal served buffet-style with multiple cold dishes of various foods on a table, originating in Sweden. A julbord is a standard Christmas dinner in Sweden. I’m half Swedish and tonight I tried my first Christmas julbord at IKEA. We tried herring, poached salmon, hard-boiled eggs with shrimp, meatballs, lingonberries, ham potatoes with dill, rice pudding and assorted cheeses and desserts. It was all very interesting and I’m glad I had a chance to try something new.

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Beaver’s Choice

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Beaver’s Choice is a goofy name for a restaurant. But this little Scandinavian place in Tempe has some great food! I met my foodies’ small group here for dinner tonight. I had the popular Scandinavian Chicken Schnitzel Cordon-Bleau and a Scandinavian cookie. It was really good. The secret is that they cook everything with real butter. Probably not the healthiest of meals – but delicious if you want flavors. I was impressed and I look forward to a return visit.

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