Here’s what the leader of the free world gobbles up on Thanksgiving

Posted at 4:50 PM, Nov 22, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-22 16:50:04-05

What’s on the Thanksgiving menu for the leader of the free world?

Lots of pie.

Traditional fare includes:

-Cornbread Stuffing
-Oyster Stuffing
-Macaroni and cheese
-Sweet Potatoes
-Mashed Potatoes
-Green Bean Casserole
-Dinner Rolls 

For dessert, six different kinds of pie:

-Banana Cream Pie
-Pumpkin Pie
-Apple Pie
-Sweet Potato Pie
-Huckleberry Pie
-Cherry Pie 

The Obama Family has kept the same menu since their first Thanksgiving in the White House in 2009. Read more about the menu here:

Also Thursday, Obama called 10 members the military — two each from the Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, and Navy — who have been deployed in support of the war in Afghanistan. According to the White House, the president “thanked each of them for their service and sacrifice and wished them and their families a Happy Thanksgiving.”

The first family carried out another Thanksgiving tradition Wednesday and particiapted in a service project at the Capital Area Food Bank. They were joined by members of the Oregon State men’s basketball team as they packed and distributed bags of food to children and seniors by the food bank.

Before the service project, Obama took part in another tradition – he pardoned Cobbler, a turkey who was spared from a Thanksgiving feast.

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