Thanksgiving in Rome is just another Thursday. Having just gotten back from a trip to Marrakech, I did not have plans to celebrate. But on Thanksgiving morning, I opened my mail to find this card from one of my favorite people in the entire universe:
Awww! Feeling all nostalgic, it was time to do something for Thanksgiving in Rome. I decided to make one Thanksgiving dish because there was no chance of the typical American all-day-cook-a-thon.
I grabbed my new market bag and headed towards the piazza for the morning veggie stalls. What I really wanted was sweet potatoes, but it is impossible to find sweet potatoes in Italy, so I was willing to settle for butternut squash.
Success! Of course, I also had to buy a roasting pan in order to cook the squash since my kitchen is still desperately under-stocked.
But as soon as I opened the bag (hey, I was in a hurry, pre-cut seemed great), I realized my mistake. I bought PUMPKIN, not squash. I already had the rest of the ingredients laid out so I decided to go for it.
Roasted pumpkin with garlic and parmigiano- a little Italian twist on my American holiday.
Hope you had a wonderful day celebrating in your own way!