President Bill Clinton’s First Thanksgiving in the White House: The Menu

Bill Clinton, 1995
Bill Clinton, 1995

U.S. Presidents since Eisenhower seem to prefer the rusticity of Camp David for Thanksgiving. Bill Clinton ate his first Thanksgiving dinner as president at Camp David. The Office of the First Lady released the following menu the day before Thanksgiving that year, November 23, 1995:

Thanksgiving Menu

Turkey Wrapped in Bacon

Mrs. Kelly’s Traditional Cornbread Stuffing

Mashed Potatoes

Liza’s Sweet Potato Casserole (from 30 Years at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion)

Giblet Gravy

Seasoned Green Beans

Assort Cut Relish Tray

Black Cheery Salad

Cold Fruit Salad

Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls and Muffins

Pumpkin Pie

Pecan Pie

Apple Pie

Thanksgiving Table (Photo credit: David Goehring)
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