mercoledì 26 novembre 2008

Thanksgiving, Italian Style

Thanksgiving is, of course, an American holiday. But that doesn't mean that you can't cook your traditional Thanksgiving holiday meal with a bit of authentic Italian flair!

It has become a tradition for some Americans to have lasagna as the main course for Thanksgiving dinner. If that's tradition in your family, you can't make your Thanksgiving much more Italian than that! Many others who still have the traditional turkey on Thanksgiving make turkey lasagna with leftover turkey for the days following Thanksgiving.

Italian Sausage stuffing is a great way to incorporate a seasonal Italian specialty into your classic holiday meal. After all, a turkey dinner isn't a turkey dinner without stuffing! So make it Italian style by trying Italian Sausage stuffing this year instead of your traditional recipe. If you've got vegetarian guests, chestnut stuffing is an excellent seasonal choice very appropriate for this time of year.

One of the easiest ways to incorporate some classic Italian cooking into your Thanksgiving celebration is to make an Italian inspired dessert, such as cannoli or panna cotta (Italian Custard).

Be sure to start your family holiday meal with antipasto. Incorporate some delicious fresh cheeses, such as mozzarella and provolone, and don't forget the tomatoes and olives. Fresh red peppers with rich Italian bread is sure to be a crowd pleaser, and is a delicious and appetizing start to a festive holiday gathering.

Do you have special Thanksgiving traditions? Share your favorite holiday recipes and treats with us.

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