Rob and I are hosting our first Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving celebration on Wednesday. We are both excited and nervous. We split up the menu between our friends and ourselves so we don’t have the pressure of cooking the whole meal, however we are in charge of the turkey. So we’re crossing our fingers that our first try turns out alright! Last year I was excited about enjoying my fairy godmother’s famous grits, but this year I am looking forward to another family tradition- raviolis. For many years we celebrated Thanksgiving with my mom’s extended family at a restaurant in the Bay Area, La Hacienda Restaurant (which is now closed) at the La Hacienda Inn, and the first course they always served were raviolis. So raviolis and Thanksgiving go hand in hand for me. Since we stopped celebrating at La Hacienda, it has been years since I’ve had raviolis on Thanksgiving. So I decided to bring back the tradition this year for the first Hunter Family Thanksgiving! We will be making the dough, the filling and the sauce by scratch using the Meat Filling recipe and Bolognese Sauce recipe from Joy of Cooking. I hope this new tradition lives up to the previous one!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!