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kcixcy

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My husband's Greek-American family celebrates Thanksgiving even though a lot of them are from Greece. They have a traditional Turkey meal with mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted squash, etc. I did notice that they also can't help themselves and regularly serve Greek dishes on the table like pastitsio and spanakopita. They also make these ground beef, rice, and chestnut dish they call "Greek stuffing". I am curious - what do you guys all do for a Greek-American Thanksgiving?
 

BeachGreeks

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That is exactly a Greek American Thanksgiving!! Don't Forget the Feta and olives!
 
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k_tsoukalas

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That is exactly a Greek American Thanksgiving!! Don't Forget the Feta and olives!
Ha ha, same here! It's been hard to find chestnuts lately, so sometimes we have to make that dish without chestnuts but other than that, you're right on.
 
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kcixcy

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Interesting to hear that my family isn't the only one that makes that unique "stuffing." Interesting!
 

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