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14 Things That Happen at EVERY Italian-American Thanksgiving

Turkey? No, we have lasagna. If you're Italian-American, you know that Thanksgiving means a kitchen full of family, delicious food, and lots of loud talking. Here are 14 things that happen at every Italian-American Thanksgiving!

Turkey? No, we have lasagna. If you’re Italian-American, you know that Thanksgiving means a kitchen full of family, delicious food, and lots of loud talking. Here are 14 things that happen at every Italian-American Thanksgiving!

1. You wake up to the smell of food at 8:00 a.m

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2. Your family tells Nonna to sit down at least 17 times

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3. Your family begins grocery shopping a week in advance

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4. There is ALWAYS lasagna and it is way more important than the turkey

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5. You get full off appetizers but obviously continue to eat

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6. Everyone is already buzzed off wine at 1:00 p.m.

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7. The kitchen is so packed that you can barely move. Everyone would rather hangout there than the livingroom

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8. There are 12 conversations going on at once and everyone is yelling across the table

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9. There are PLENTY of desserts and you don’t even know where to begin

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10. Dessert is always served with espresso

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11. You have leftovers for a week but you’re already used to that from Sunday dinner

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12. Family comes in huge groups

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13. You’re always waiting on your favorite cousin to arrive

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14. There is Italian music playing loud in the background

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