By Jordy Yager and Kris Kitto - 11/23/09 11:11 PM EST
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.): Believe it or not, we have a great turkey dressing, and I love rice. So the turkey’s just OK, but it’s all the stuff around it that I like.
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-N.Y.): Cornbread dressing with mushrooms and pecans, celery, onions and lots of olive oil. Oh, it’s the most wonderful thing.
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.): My favorite Thanksgiving food is [a] martini.
Sen. Bob Casey Jr. (D-Pa.): Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, all that stuff. I think as I get older, I’ve even acquired a taste for sweet potatoes. I used to not like them when I was a kid. I’m getting old.
Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.): Ocean Spray cranberry sauce.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio): Turkey, dressing and creamed spinach — my creamed spinach.
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.): Turkey.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.): It’s just really hard to beat my mother’s pumpkin pie — with real whipped cream, nothing out of the tub.
Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah): Let’s say pumpkin pie — there’s not too much [wrong] you can do with pumpkin pie — with a little bit of vanilla ice cream on the side.
Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.): Turkey — I love turkey. And sweet potatoes. My wife doesn’t like them, so I have to buy my own sweet potatoes. I pop them in the microwave.
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.): I love collard greens [and I] put some vinegar on top of it, and that’s some good Southern eating.
Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.): Lemon meringue pie.
Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska): Turkey with a lot of stuffing. That’s the name of the game.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas): Wild South Texas turkey.