President Obama may have pardoned a turkey yesterday, but that doesn't mean every bird is safe from his dinner table. The White House has issued a press release detailing the massive spread President Obama and his family will be enjoying this Thanksgiving, and the turkey made the cut.
In addition to a thyme-roasted turkey, the Obama family will chow on a menu that includes honey-baked ham, oyster stuffing, green bean casserole, and mashed potatoes. The dessert spread will feature no less than six kinds of pie, including apple, cherry, pumpkin, and pecan.
In a video statement, President Obama detailed his own plans for the day, calling Thanksgiving his "favorite holiday" because it is "uniquely American."
"Each of us bring our own traditions and cultures and recipes to the table, but we all share this day united by the gratitude for the bounty of this nation," he said. "We welcome the contributions of all people, no matter their origin, their color, or beliefs, who call America home." --Scott Meslow