What the Obamas Are Eating Today: A Whole Lot of Pie Six kinds, plus turkey By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff Posted Nov 27, 2014 3:30 PM CST 31 comments Comments President Barack Obama carries on the Thanksgiving tradition of saving a turkey from the dinner table with a "presidential pardon" of 'Cheese' the turkey in the Grand Foyer of the White House. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) (Newser) – Mac and Cheese may have escaped the oven thanks to the president, but some other fowl won't be so lucky. CBS News shares the holiday menu released by the White House; the Obamas plan to dine with family and friends. Mac and cheese of the pasta variety will be served, along with: thyme roasted turkey, honey-baked ham, two stuffings (cornbread and oyster), braised greens, potatoes (mashed and sweet potato gratin), green bean casserole, and rolls. It's a hearty spread, but attendees best leave room for dessert. Six pies will be served: banana cream, coconut cream, pumpkin, apple, pecan, and cherry.