Senators’ Thanksgiving meal picks: No apple pie for Klobuchar, McCain wants a fried bird

The Senate is rich in traditions, but members of the upper chamber are breaking from the usual fare of turkey and apple pie this Thanksgiving.

For example, Turkey Day is more like Duck Day this year in the Landrieu household.

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Sen. Mary LandrieuMary Loretta LandrieuLandrieu dynasty faces a pause in Louisiana Senate GOP rejects Trump’s call to go big on gun legislation Project Veritas at risk of losing fundraising license in New York, AG warns MORE (D-La.) is putting herself to work for her Thanksgiving meal, disclosing that right before the food-centric holiday she’s headed down to her home state for some duck hunting. She tells ITK, “I intend to bring some ducks back from Louisiana and add them to the turkey from Eastern Market.” Or maybe add some chicken in order to make the trifecta-of-poultry dish, turducken?

While Landrieu plans to dine on duck, one traditional item that Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharHillicon Valley: Lawmakers target Chinese tech giants | Dems move to save top cyber post | Trump gets a new CIA chief | Ryan delays election security briefing | Twitter CEO meets lawmakers Twitter CEO meets with lawmakers to talk net neutrality, privacy GOP, Dem lawmakers come together for McCain documentary MORE (D-Minn.) won’t be gobbling up at her in-laws’ home in Minnesota is apple pie. The lawmaker is making a bold (and potentially risky) move by declaring her dislike for the classic American dessert: “I always like pumpkin pie. I’m not an apple pie person.”

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) definitely digs the sweet, fruit-filled treat his sister-in-law whips up. Lieberman describes the dish as a “cranberry mold with fruit in it. Whole, delicious fruit.” When ITK pointed out that most folks either adore or despise that kind of jiggling cranberry concoction, the senior senator reaffirmed his feelings for the delicacy, emphatically stating, “I love it!”

Thanksgiving dinner won’t be on Thursday for Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainHow House Republicans scrambled the Russia probe The Hill's 12:30 Report The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by CVS Health - A pivotal day for House Republicans on immigration MORE. The Arizona Republican will be busy cheering at a Texas A&M University football game along with his son, Jimmy, and a friend. So McCain is delaying his holiday meal back at home until the weekend. And he has one key requirement for the star of the meal, saying, “I always fry turkeys. Always. Has to be fried.” He might not want to invite health-conscious first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaAl Sharpton: Royal wedding shows white supremacy is ‘on its last breath' Meghan Markle's pre-royal 'finishing lessons' and an etiquette of equality Place your royal wedding bets: Website offers odds on surprise American guests MORE over to partake of that grease-filled bird.

But Sen. Mark BegichMark Peter BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (D-Alaska) seems happy to fly home from D.C. to feast with his family, saying with a laugh, “I’ve seen plenty of turkeys around here, but now I get to go have some and eat some.”