Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Email of the Day

Of course, my Daddy sent me this.  It's 100% true!!

: ITALIAN THANKSGIVING-
MANGIARE ! MANGIARE !!!

       To those of you who remember,
     We REALLY did feast like this,
        Oh Boy..didn't we though......
               
                      ITALIAN THANKSGIVING

When I was a kid growing up,
Thanksgiving was a day to reflect on
what we had to be thankful for and to
see my family together.  After this peaceful moment, of no one screaming at each other, it was time to eat!    
           

          ANDIAMO!
Now Italians do it all little bit different
than the rest, but what else is new.
First we start with: ANTIPASTO

then LASAGNA 

or MANICOTTI


(depending on
what you had last year) with
MEAT IN THE GRAVY
 
then SOUP
 
Now we get to the Meal:
TURKEY
 
STUFFING
ROASTED POTATOES
BROCCOLI RABE
and / or ESCAROLE
ROASTED RED PEPPERS
SAUTEED MUSHROOMS
SAUTEED STRINGBEANS (picked
from the vine in the backyard garden)
THE BREAD (that nonna made)
and GOD FORBID YOU FORGET THE SALAD!!! (picked from the backyard
garden with homemade wine vinegar)
To wash it all down, we
had: HOMEMADE WINE
and 7 UP (IN THE GLASS
BOTTLE)
Then after the men had a 2
hour nap and the woman
cleaned all the dishes, we had:
CHESTNUTS
MIXED NUTS
FRESH FRUIT
DRIED FIGS
and FINOCCHIO
Then we started the dessert:
ITALIAN COOKIES
SFOGLIATELLE
CANNOLIS
and ITALIAN PASTRY (just in case we missed something)
During this feast we enjoyed a nice EXPRESSO 

with MARIE BRIZARD ANISETTE 

or ROMANA SAMBUCA
Then after that we needed a little
something for DIGESTIVO
We went straight for the BRIOSCHI!!!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY PAISANI



Just in case you don't believe me, check out this Thanksgiving post from two years ago.


**Oh, what the hell!?!?  I've edited this twice now, to put the pictures back in, and they keep disappearing!  Damn it!** 

**Ok, maybe the third time's the charm.  It damn well better be, it took me a half hour!!  I saved each individual picture to my computer, then inserted them one by one.  Oy!!**

10 comments:

Clippy Mat said...

Can I come over for Thanksgiving? I could eat ALL of that!
x

Melanie said...

Hey! No fair. I can't see any of the pictures! But my stomach hurts just reading that. And my feet hurt thinking of all the time standing in the kitchen. And my fists hurt from punching all the lazy men sleeping while the women cook.

greg said...

That's MY Thanksgiving!! Too funny! I am totally looking forward to lasagna tomorrow. :)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

M said...

For some reason I just get little red X's in a box instead of your pictures :( I would love to see the feast!!

karen gerstenberger said...

I love your cooking posts! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your entire family.

M said...

MMMM....I could come to that dinner! I can eat with the best of them!

Sonya Ann said...

I want to be Italian! That looks amazing!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I just gained 10 lbs reading this! Happy belated to you and yours.
XO

Jim said...

OMG! What a FEAST!!! I am full just looking at this!

The Girl Next Door said...

So your thanksgiving was a week long? Because no way could anyone cook/eat all that in one day and not DIE!!! Hope you had a great turkey day!!