“Tacchinella” for Thanksgiving

After so many years in the US, I cannot ignore Thanksgiving. I do celebrate it always no matter where I am and with whom.

I had Thanksgiving in Stockholm once. It was challenging to find all the ingredients necessary to a proper Thanksgiving dinner, but it was nevertheless successful.

In Italy it is relatively easier to find a turkey, because it is a traditional Christmas dish. Better yet, we do favor “tacchinella“, which is a smaller female turkey. I must say that it was absolutely delicious!

I prepared it following the best American tradition. I stuffed it, I had stuffing on the side, I made oven-baked potatoes with sour cream because they are perceived as more “American” than the familiar mashed potatoes.

And of course I made the pumpkin pie. There is no thanksgiving without it.

However, in these occasions I do miss the USA, I don’t know what it is, but it is a very special day and I used to get a very special feeling that day.

Happy thanksgiving to all.

🍁 🦃 🍁 🦃

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I lived the most part of my life in Washington DC, now in Italy getting to know again my country. Plenty of surprises, for good and bad, and lots of nostalgia for DC.

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