How the Obama Family Spent Thanksgiving

How the Obama Family Spent Thanksgiving
The Obamas (from left) President Barack, Sasha, Michelle and Malia
Courtesy The White House

11/27/2009 AT 12:15 PM EST

What does the leader of the free world tuck into on Bird Day?

Anything – and everything – he wants.

But first things first: Thanksgiving Day calls to the troops deployed overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. That morning, President Barack Obama and wife Michelle called 10 members of the armed services – two from each branch, including the Marines and Coast Guard – wishing them a happy holiday and giving his personal thanks for their sacrifices.

Then it was down to business – a gullet-busting Thanksgiving feast that could have satisfied William Howard Taft: turkey, honey-baked ham, cornbread and oyster stuffings, greens, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes, green-bean casserole, banana cream pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie, huckleberry pie, cherry pie – and the president's favorite, sweet-potato pie.

How much do you want to bet that turkey saviors Sasha and Malia spent the rest of the day napping that meal off?

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