Growing up, Thanksgiving wasn’t a “big” holiday in my family. My family came over from Sicily not long before I was born, so Thanksgiving was somewhat of a new thing for them. Don’t get me wrong though, we celebrated, and we celebrated with a feast. Just not a traditional feast per se.
For instance … our starter was usually manicotti. I loved my aunt’s manicotti and I could pretty much count on having it every Thanksgiving (among many other Sundays…). If it wasn’t manicotti, it was most definitely another pasta dish. We always started with pasta. We eventually moved on to the turkey and whatever else was cooked up that day, usually vegetables, salad, potatoes … but my favorite part of Thanksgiving was and still is my grandmother’s stuffing.
I started making this stuffing the last few years for my family and am so glad I shared it on my blog a couple of years ago. Since I’ve posted it other bloggers (and friends), like Lisa and Pam, have made it for their families and I can’t begin to tell you how much that warms my heart. There’s just something special about treasured family recipes … they stay with you forever.
You can find my Nonna’s Italian Stuffing recipe here on my blog, Aggie’s Kitchen.