Thanksgiving at the White House sounds nice because apparently it includes nine different kinds of pie.
After serving the same dessert menu for four years, White House chefs added three new pies this year. Those new additions: chocolate cream, coconut cream and pecan pies. In 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, the White House only served six pies for Thanksgiving dinner
Obama spent his pre-holiday Wednesday pardoning turkeys and embarrassing his youngest daughter. Sasha, 12, clearly did not enjoy public family time. But the First Family retreated indoors Thursday for a private family dinner like most households, away from the press and the foreign policy wonks. According to the White House pool report from Scripps News' Isaac Wolf, a number of Thanksgiving classics were on the menu, like turkey, honey-baked ham and macaroni and cheese. (Though the President served green bean casserole which goes against official Atlantic Wire recommendations.)
But, we must say, the President's dessert game is on point. When you're the President, you get all the pie. The pool report revealed this year's robust menu:
Chocolate Cream Pie
Sweet Potato Pie
Banana Cream Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
We are, to put it plainly, only jealous in this scenario. We want to dig into a slice of nearly every pie imaginable. In the same position, everyone orders nine pies prepared for Thanksgiving dinner. Heck, if you're lucky enough, nine pies are a regular occurrence in your family. The more family members, the more pie. It's a nice life. But you also know better: the more pies you come about, the more cousins to share pie with, the more problems you see.
Or you have that one dedicated uncle or aunt who goes overboard on dessert, who is somewhat-secretly your favorite. In that case, bless them.
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