Thanksgiving in the Bush White House: 2006 Menu

George W. Bush with Lynn Nutt and "Flyer"
George W. Bush with Lynn Nutt and "Flyer"

Like presidents before him, George W. Bush prefers eating his turkey at Camp David. Here’s what he loaded up on at Thanksgiving in 2006:

Free-Range Roasted Turkey

Cast-Iron Skillet Cornbread Dressing

Cranberry Sauce

Sauteed Green Beans

Zucchini Gratin

Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes

Basil Chive Red Potato Mash

Giblet Gravy

Fresh Clover Rolls with Honey Butter

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Topping

Apple Pie

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

Fresh Fruit Platter

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Emilie Hardman)
Thanksgiving Table (Photo credit: Emilie Hardman)

One thought on “Thanksgiving in the Bush White House: 2006 Menu

  1. Today’s New York Times contains an excellent Op-Ed contribution by Andrew Beahrs on Mark Twain’s menu (found in A Tramp Abroad). Go to for the article. Click on the highlighted word “menu” to see Twain’s menu. A veritable litany of American food, which Twain wrote about an Italian hotel room:

    “Southern-style hominy. Radishes. Baked apples, with cream.
    Fried oysters ; stewed oysters. Frogs.
    American coffee, with real cream.
    American butter.
    Fried chicken, Southern style.
    Porter-house steak.
    Saratoga potatoes.
    Broiled chicken, American style.
    Hot biscuits, Southern style.
    Hot wheat bread, Southern style.
    Hot buckwheat cakes.
    American toast. Clear maple syrup.
    Virginia bacon, broiled.
    Blue points, on the half shell.
    Cherry-stone clam?.
    San Francisco mussels, steamed.
    Oyster soup. Clam soup.
    Philadelphia Terappin soup. Oysters roasted in shell — Northern style. Soft-shell crabs. Connecticut shad. Baltimore perch. Brook trout, from Sierra Nevadas. Lake trout, from Tahoe. Sheep-head and croakers, from New Orleans. Black bass from the Mississippi. American roast beef. Roast turkey, Thanksgiving style Cranberry sauce. Celery. Roast wild turkey. Woodcock. Canvas-back-duck, from Baltimore. Prairie hens, from Illinois. Missouri partridges, broiled. Possum. Coon. Boston bacon and beans.”

    Yum, except for the possum!

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