President Obama and the first family will sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal at the White House on Thursday, featuring all of the holiday favorites plus a delectable assortment of pies.
The main course will consist of thyme-roasted turkey, honey-baked ham, and prime rib with creamed horseradish, according to White House official.
Side dishes include time-honored classics – green bean casserole, cornbread stuffing, and Yukon Gold mashed potatoes – and a few modern twists, such as mac and cheese and sweet potatoes served au gratin.
Obama’s favorite desert, pie, will once again be a prominent fixture at the holiday meal. The same six pies as last year – apple, banana cream, cherry, coconut, pecan and pumpkin – will be served, down from nine varieties two years ago.
The president will be rooting for his Chicago Bears, who take on the division-leading Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Thursday evening.
“Thanksgiving is a day for food and football, and hoping the turkey didn't turn out too dry,” he said in his weekly address on Thursday.
Obama dropped off turkeys at a Washington-area food bank and served meals to homeless and at-rick veterans on Wednesday, after pardoning two turkeys at the annual White House event in the Rose Garden.