The Obamas' Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Includes Pizza Bites and Six Types of Pie
The Obamas are celebrating their final Thanksgiving at the White House. And from the looks of their official menu, it's going to be a Happy Thanksgiving indeed!
The Obamas are celebrating their final Thanksgiving at the White House. And from the looks of their official menu, it’s going to be a Happy Thanksgiving indeed!
The First Family — President Barack Obama, 55, First Lady Michelle, 52, daughters Sasha, 15, and Malia, 18, Grandma Marian Robinson, 79, and dogs Bo and Sunny — will dine on a lot more than just turkey on Thursday.
According to their Thanksgiving dinner menu, provided to PEOPLE, the Obama family has a feast ahead of them!
For Hors d’oeuvres, they’ll snack on a mix of tasty appetizers — including mini BLTs, mini crab cakes, fresh veggies and hummus, chicken satay with peanut chili dip, pigs in a blanket, and pizza bites!
Dinner will be a buffet, with four different entree options. Their chef is preparing honey-baked ham with apricot-mustard glaze, prime rib and creamed horseradish with shallot marmalade, fried chicken wings, and, of course, a thyme roasted turkey carving station with garlic jus and cranberry-orange relish.
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Since Thanksgiving is really all about the sides, the Obamas will have plenty of them — including two types of stuffing (oyster stuffing, and cornbread stuffing with chorizo and roasted peppers).
There’ll also be braised winter greens (collards, kale, and turnip greens), macaroni and cheese, sweet potato gratin, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, a Caesar salad of fresh greens and kale, and dinner roles.
Dessert is where things get serious. There will be six types of pie — six! Banana cream, coconut, pumpkin, apple, pecan and cherry.
How they’ll have room for all that pie after that insane meal beats us, but consider us officially jealous.
President Obama began his Thanksgiving morning by continuing the tradition of making nine phone calls to deployed service members, a White House official told PEOPLE — two from the Army, two from the Navy, two from the Air Force, two from the Coast Guard, and one from the Marine Corps.
“He thanked them for their service, and he wished them and their families a Happy Thanksgiving,” the insider said.
The President also spoke to all Americans about the history of Thanksgiving and its importance today, in an videotaped message posted to his social media pages.
“I want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving,” he said. “Like so many of you, we’ll spend the day with friends and family — turkey and touchdowns. We’ll give thanks for each other and for all that God has given us. And we’ll reflect on what truly binds us as Americans.”
“That’s never been more important,” Barack Obama added. “As a country, we’ve just emerged form a noisy, passionate, and sometimes divisive campaign season. After all, elections are often where we emphasize what sets us apart. We face off in a contest of us verses them. We focus on the candidate we support instead of some of the ideals that we share.”
“But a few short weeks later,” he continued. “Thanksgiving reminds us that no matter our differences, we’re still one people,” Part of something bigger than ourselves. We are communities that move forward together. We’re neighbors that look out for one another — especially those among us with the least. We are always simply Americans.”
On Wednesday, POTUS participated in his last turkey pardoning ceremony at the White House.
“This is the last time I’m doing this, so we’re not leaving any room for leftovers,” Obama joked of his silly puns, adding seriously, “On this Thanksgiving, I want to express my sincere gratitude to the American people for the trust that you’ve placed in me.”