Via The Hill:
President Obama plans to watch some football on Thursday as he and his family celebrate Thanksgiving, his “favorite holiday.”
“Before we lift a fork, we lend a hand by going out into the community to serve some of our neighbors in need. And we give thanks for each other, and for all of God’s blessings,” Obama said a day after his family volunteered at a southeast Washington, D.C., food bank.
“Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because, more than any other, it is uniquely American. Each of us brings 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,” Obama said.
The president will spend the day with friends and family “eating some good food and watching a little football,” Obama said in his weekly address Thursday, released two days early due to the shortened workweek.
Obama, a longtime Chicago Bears (5-6) fan, is sure to be cheering for his home state team as the underdogs go up against the Detroit Lions (7-4) starting around lunchtime on the East Coast.
And he didn’t get the memo that eating turkey is evil and while Michelle leaves school children with paltry lunches to celebrate, the Obama dinner table is heavily laden with lots of tasty fatty foods.
WASHINGTON, DC – The White House Press Office released the menu Thursday for the president’s Thanksgiving meal.
The first family will be dining on a main course of thyme-roasted turkey and honey-baked ham. They’ll eat a variety of sides including cornbread stuffing, oyster stuffing, macaroni and cheese and dinner rolls. The vegetable dishes served will be braised winter greens, sweet potato gratin, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.
The menu also includes five pies: banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan, and cherry.
According to the White House Press Office, the Obamas will be “dining with family.”