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He won't be skinny much longer: What President Obama had for Thanksgiving dinner

November 26, 2009 |  4:22 pm

Of course, it's easier if you're not doing any of the cooking yourself. Or turkey carving. Or serving.

So President Obama only had about 50 folks over to the White House for Thanksgiving dinner tonight. During the day the president called 10 military members around the world to wish them a happy holiday.A Turkey Head

If you've just consumed your own feast, though, maybe save and read this later. If you're still on the appetizers, go ahead and peruse what's coming in the next two paragraphs.

Here, according to the White House, is what the president had for Thanksgiving dinner:

Turkey and honey-baked ham and cornbread stuffing and oyster stuffing and greens and macaroni and cheese and sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes and green bean casserole and banana cream pie and pumpkin pie and apple pie and sweet potato pie and huckleberry pie and cherry pie.

We are told, Washington style for background, that the president's favorite items are the turkey and pumpkin pie.

Hopefully, Obama has some presidential Pepcid on hand and the commander in chief will be out of the gastronomic coma in time for his 40-minute Tuesday evening speech on Afghanistan from West Point.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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Photo: Associated Press