6 pies, lots of meat on Obama family Thanksgiving menu

President Barack Obama with first lady Michelle Obama serve Thanksgiving meals to residents of the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2016 (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

President Barack Obama and his family are spending Thanksgiving with friends, family, turkey and touchdowns, as he puts it, and reflecting "on what truly binds us as Americans."

He says the country has just emerged from "a noisy, passionate and sometimes divisive campaign season." But he says in his weekly radio address that the holiday "reminds us that no matter our differences, we are still one people, part of something bigger than ourselves."

The White House says Obama made nine telephone calls to service members who are on deployment.

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The Obamas' menu begins with a large list of hors d'oeuvres, shifts to a buffet of turkey, ham, prime rib and chicken wings and ends with a selection of six pies - if there's room left.

Here is the full menu, according to the White House:

Hors d'oeuvres:
-mini BLTs
-chicken satay with peanut chili dip
-mini crabcakes
-pizza bites
-fresh vegetables and hummus
-pigs in the blanket

Dinner buffet:

-thyme-roasted turkey with garlic jus and cranberry-orange relish
-honey-baked ham with apricot-mustard glaze
-prime rib and creamed horseradish and shallot marmalade
-fried chicken wings

-cornbread stuffing with chorizo and roasted peppers
-oyster stuffing
-braised winter greens (collards, kale, and turnip greens)
-macaroni and cheese
-sweet potato gratin
-Yukon Gold mashed potatoes

-green bean casserole
-fresh greens and kale Caesar salad
-dinner rolls

-banana cream pie
-coconut cream pie
-pumpkin pie
-apple pie
-pecan pie
-cherry pie

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