RDP #13 – SMORGASBORD – Marilyn Armstrong

RDP #13 – Smörgåsbord

Finally, I can spell it! This is one of those words that has permanently escaped the grasp of my spelling.

I don’t have much to say about it, especially since the places that used to serve it seem to have disappeared. These days, we have “buffets,” also known as a huge table full of food, much of which I don’t like.

So I will pass on what my father said about “smorgasbord.”

Go for the expensive food first. They always put the cheap, filling food — potatoes and rice and such — at the beginning. By the time you get to the good food at the end of the table — where they have the shrimp and roast beef — you are already full. Eat the good stuff first.

I always go for the good stuff first. Just as well. I fill up really fast!

Categories: Daily Prompt, Food, humor

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27 replies

  1. Smorgasborg sounds like you would assimilate all the food.


    • And that’s pretty much how buffet eaters act. I’ve seen people come back three or four time with big plates HEAPED with food. They eat it. All of it. It’s impressive.

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      • I know. We saw it on the cruise ships too. People would pile their plates high, far more than what you would eat at a normal meal. Later some passengers complained that there was not a lot of variety in the buffet. There was but they tried everything in the first couple of meals.


  2. I remember there was a smorgasbord somewhere around here when I was a kid. They always had a Thanksgiving special, and my parents took us there for the holiday a couple of times. First time I’d ever heard the word, and the only time I’ve ever seen a real smorgasbord (though the buffets are fine for my unrefined tastes). And I always thought the word ended with a G rather than a D…

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    • I thought it ended with a “G” too. This is the first time I learned the actual spelling. I feel much smarter. We must have gone to one when I was a kid because I remember the advice. But that’s all I remember.


  3. Hi Marilyn. I’ve tried twice to post to Ragtag today and it never shows up in comments. Have you noticed if yours shows up right away? Or do they have to okay it first. I am having more trouble with all of these new prompt sites. Must just be me.

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  4. Funny when you say that, when we were in Rio we would eat at this restaurant called Pelo Quilo. It was a buffet and when you filled your plate they weighed it and charged per the kilo. Now a kilo is a fair bit of food roughly over two pounds. We would always go for the salmon and shrimp first then a few light weight items.
    So we were doing according to your father…

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