Thanksgiving is President Obama’s favorite holiday; so what’s on the menu at the White House?

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WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Obama celebrated his favorite holiday — Thanksgiving — with phone calls to U.S. troops, something he often does to mark the holiday.

He spoke with representatives from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy and Coast Guard to express his appreciation for their service, including their work to stamp out Ebola and to defeat ISIS.

The Obamas spent Wednesday afternoon in Southeast Washington passing out food and Thanksgiving greetings to people at Bread for the City, an organization that serves the needy. They were joined by Mrs. Obama’s mother Marion Robinson.

“We are grateful to the countless Americans who serve their communities in soup kitchens and shelters, looking out for those who are less fortunate, and lifting up those who have fallen on hard times,” the President said in his weekly address. “This generosity, this compassion, this belief that we are each others’ keepers, is essential to who we are, not just on this day, but every day.”

The First Family was set to dine with family on this Thanksgiving Day — so what’s on the menu?

The White House Press Office says the Thanksgiving menu at the White House is as follows:


Thyme-roasted turkey
Honey-baked ham
Cornbread 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


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