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Here's what the Obamas are having for Thanksgiving dinner

“We go all out on pies. We don’t play with pie.”

HE MAY HAVE pardoned two turkeys yesterday at the White House, but today, US President Barack Obama showed no mercy to the “thyme-roasted” bird on his dinner table.

In keeping with Thanksgiving tradition, the family had turkey, ham, a range of stuffing, and more varieties of pie than you knew existed.

Here’s the full menu, as shared with journalists by the White House:

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Source: InaFrenzy


- Thyme-roasted turkey
- Honey-baked ham
- Cornbread stuffing
- Oyster stuffing
- Braised winter greens
- Macaroni and cheese
- Sweet potato gratin
- Mashed potatoes
- Green bean casserole
- Dinner rolls


- Banana cream pie
- Coconut cream pie
- Pumpkin pie
- Apple pie
- Pecan pie
- Cherry pie

In a TV special to be aired this evening in the US, Obama told ABC reporters that the First Lady Michelle “never lets me share dessert.”

The proper way to eat your pie is you should have just a little whipped cream on top.We go all out on pies. We don’t play with pie.


To be fair, Obama did do some work today, handing out food at a service event in Washington DC, calling members of the US military stationed abroad, and delivering the traditional Thanksgiving video address.

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