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What Did Your Favorite President Eat on Thanksgiving?

If you are what you eat, if eating is a political act and Thanksgiving is the most American food-centric holiday of all, then the chefs of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue must really feel the heat on Turkey Day. (NB: Most presidents actually celebrate the feast at Camp David).

So what exactly have presidents chosen to put in their mouths on various Thanksgiving through the ages? The answers may surprise you. Take Sodahead’s little quiz below and see if your favorite president likes Cornbread Stuffing or if he’s more of a Zucchini Gratin guy. No cheating!

1. Menu: Turkey Wrapped in Bacon, Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Potato Casserole, Giblet Gravy, Green Beans, Black Cherry Salad, Cold Fruit Salad, Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls and Muffins, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie.

A. George Bush

B. Bill Clinton

C. Dwight Eisenhower

2. Menu: Free-range roast turkey, Cornbread Dressing, Cranberry Sauce, Sauteed Green Beans, Morelia-style Gazpacho, Zucchini Gratin, Whipped Maple Sweet Potatoes, Buttered Mashed Potatoes, Giblet Gravy, Fresh Rolls with Honey Butter, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

A. Bill Clinton

B. George Washington

C. George W. Bush

3. Menu: Roast Stuffed Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Giblet Gravy, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Buttered Peas, Cauliflower Au Gratin, Clear Bouillon, Curled Celery and Olives, Orange and Cress Salad, Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream and Cheese, Candied Fruits

A. Harry Truman

B. Bill Clinton

C. Theodore Roosevelt

4. Menu: Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Tomato Soup, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Hot Buttered Rolls, Assorted Pies, Assorted Ice Cream

A. John F. Kennedy

B. John Adams

C. Woodrow Wilson

5. Menu: Roast Turkey, Chestnut Dressing with Cranberries, Clear Soup, Celery and Olives, Puree of Chestnuts, Avocado Salad, Virginia Yams, Mince Pie, Nuts.

A. Richard Nixon

B. Warren G. Harding

C. Calvin Coolidge

6. Menu: Roast Turkey, Cranberry Tarts, Beans, Potatoes, Pumpkin Pies

A. Martin Van Buren

B. Abraham Lincoln

C. James Carter

Answers: 1. B 2. C 3. A 4. A 5. C 6. B

How does your typical Thanksgiving meal compare?
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  • Janice Monroe 2010/01/12 19:35:51
    Janice Monroe
    Interesting, how did you retrieve all of this information??
  • Liberty 2009/12/30 19:34:11
    Liberty
    My tyical Thanksgiving meal compare were 3. I didn't heard of 3 answer is A of Harry Truman. heh.
  • Melody 2009/12/04 21:04:27
    Melody
    We had everything traditional for an American Thanksgiving plus some Italian Style veggies since my family is American of Italian Heritagae. I am sure most Americans had the American traditional Thanksgiving Dinner plus additional food of whatever heritage they are.It is my hope that everyone in America had a wonderful meal no matter how poor they may be. I am sorry for those in countries who never have even one meal a day let alone three meals a day. It is Thanksgiving in every country when they can have at least one decent meal a day. Let us pray the day will come when the entire population of the world is at the very least well fed.
  • nettie 2009/11/27 16:14:16
    nettie
    what ever it was I hope they all choaked. And here is why



  • Janice ... nettie 2010/01/12 19:42:58
    Janice Monroe
    WOW!! I had NO IDEA, thanks for this information....altho it made me sad...So all I can say is THANK YOU FATHER for everyday, everyday, amen.
  • carolynb 2009/11/27 14:41:44
    carolynb
    I know Bush has a lot of Crow.
  • benzy 2009/11/27 04:05:46
    benzy
    wow! i give president bush credit for the apple pie part
  • Beccy 2009/11/27 03:14:03
    Beccy
    Thanks for sharing very interesting.
  • veda 2009/11/27 00:46:10
  • carolynb veda 2009/11/27 14:43:50
    carolynb
    I know for a fact that he had Turkey and greens. He eats very healthy. He has to stay strong to deal with haters like you.
  • 2sly carolynb 2009/11/28 12:52:40
    2sly
    It was kentucky fried I bet.
    And yup I hate the dick head
  • rusty 2sly 2009/11/28 14:39:56 (edited)
    rusty
    Good for you, IDIOT!!! Can't you answer a simple question or take a simple quiz without acting like a political jerk??? Keep your hatred to yourself instead of trying to ruin the game for others!!!
  • rusty carolynb 2009/11/28 14:37:36
    rusty
    AMEN!!! That was an ignorant answer from veda! Obama certainly looks very healthy. He must eat right.
  • rusty veda 2009/11/28 14:36:04
    rusty
    BACK OFF! Can't you just play the game? It is NOT a political question!!!
  • dreamweaver 2009/11/26 17:31:45
    dreamweaver
    I have turkey and dressing whenever I want it because it is one of my favorite meals. There is only me and an adult child who lives at home. I have worked a lot during the hiliday season. I eat whatever I want. I know the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas and try to live it everyday. So it doesn't matter what I eat. Today it was Seafood. Everybody enjpy your holiday and have a Safe one.
  • rusty dreamwe... 2009/11/28 14:47:02 (edited)
    rusty
    THANK YOU! YOU HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD WITH THE TRUE MEANING OF THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS... IT IS NOT ABOUT THE FOOD... I DON'T EVEN LIKE THAT THE CALL IT "TURKEY DAY" IN THE QUESTION. THIS SITE TRIES TO INSTIGATE BAD THINGS MOST OF THE TIME.

    IT IS ONLY MY HUSBAND & I IN OUR HOME SO I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU DON'T NEED A CROWD OR LOTS OF FOOD TO TRY TO IMPRESS ANYONE.

    I HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING WITH YOUR FAMILY OF 2 AND WILL HAVE AN EVEN MORE WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TOGETHER. GOD BLESS!
  • dreamweaver 2009/11/26 17:28:02
    dreamweaver
    Join the discussion! Leave a comment.
  • Smokey 2009/11/26 14:37:39
    Smokey
    JFK jfk

  • Dave ts... Smokey 2009/11/27 08:44:34
    Dave tshilumba
    it doesn't worth to be seen by everybody because it's between two of them
    ths is what i think
    Dave Tshil. DRC Congo
  • rusty Smokey 2009/11/28 14:51:21 (edited)
    rusty
    WHAT DOES THIS EVEN MEAN????? THAT IS A CHILD WITH THAT MAN & I ASSUME IT IS HIS CHILD & THEY ARE JUST PLAYING. WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH JFK???

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