Biden's Thanksgiving menu revealed as they celebrate in Nantucket

Biden’s Thanksgiving menu revealed: First Family enjoys traditional turkey dinner with stuffing and fixings after watching Macy’s parade in their $30M Nantucket retreat

  • The President and First Lady welcomed their children and grandchildren to celebrate in Nantucket
  • The First Family enjoyed a traditional menu of turkey, stuffing, gravy, roasted vegetables and cranberry relish 
  • Joe and Jill Biden called into NBC’s Today show and spoke with host Al Roker during the Macy’s Parade 
  • Biden told him: ‘My message is after two years, we’re back, America is back, there’s nothing we’re unable to overcome, Al, you’re one of the reasons for that, pal. You’re always up, always rooting’ 
  • The couple also released a video on thanking the country’s troops and honoring those who died from COVID 
  • They then ventured out to the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point on Nantucket to virtually call troops 
  • The pair also greeted members of the Coast Guard; Biden gave out challenge coins with the Presidential insignia printed on them 
  • Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff also called service members 
  • Naomi Biden was spotted on the compound on a bicycle train with her new fiance Peter Neal 
  • The entire family is staying on the $30million compound that belongs to Biden friend David Rubenstein 
  • The First Family celebrated Thanksgiving with a traditional menu in Nantucket where the President and First Lady welcomed family members to their $30 million after watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

    The family settled into the dining room after President Joe Biden and first lady Jill spent their morning watching the Macy’s parade on TV and phoning in to NBC’s Today show before heading out to thank the troops and tweeting a video message to the public.   

    They were served a Thanksgiving meal of thyme-roasted turkey with sides of ‘Grandmom Jacobs’ savory stuffing,’ classic turkey gravy, roasted kitchen garden fall vegetables; sweet potatoes, kale and button mushrooms, and cranberry relish, the White House said Thursday.

    ‘Grandmom Jacobs’ savory stuffing, is Jill’s family recipe passed down from her grandmother which she has shared with the public.  

    Dinner was followed by a selection of desserts including apple pie, pumpkin pie, coconut cream pie, and chocolate chip ice cream. The president is known for is affinity of ice cream, previously revealing chocolate chip to be his favorite flavor.  

    President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden hosted their daughter Ashley, Joe’s son Hunter and his wife Melissa, grandkids Beau Jr., Naomi, Finnegan and Maisy, Naomi’s fiancé Peter Neal, and Natalie and Hunter Jr. – Biden’s grandchildren from his deceased son Beau. 

    The family is staying at David Rubenstein’s $20 million retreat – a move that drew ire from ordinary Americans, many of whom are struggling to pay for the same Thanksgiving meals they are used to because of soaring inflation. 

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    President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden phoned in to the Today show on Thursday morning to speak with host Al Roker, who was broadcasting from the Macy's parade. The President told him: 'My message is after two years, we're back, America is back, there's nothing we're unable to overcome, Al, you're one of the reasons for that, pal. You're always up, always rooting'. Jill is wearing a pair of $495 Chloe sneakers

    President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden phoned in to the Today show on Thursday morning to speak with host Al Roker, who was broadcasting from the Macy’s parade. The President told him: ‘My message is after two years, we’re back, America is back, there’s nothing we’re unable to overcome, Al, you’re one of the reasons for that, pal. You’re always up, always rooting’. Jill is wearing a pair of $495 Chloe sneakers

    Exclusive photo of the home Joe and Jill Biden are staying in for Thanksgiving

    Exclusive photo of the home Joe and Jill Biden are staying in for Thanksgiving

    President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden had virtual calls with troops stationed around the world while visiting the US Coast Guard Station at Brant Point. The units they spoke to were Army: 194th Armored Regiment – Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Marine Corps: 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit – at sea on the Arabian Gulf Navy: USS Milius (DDG-69) – at sea on the East China Sea Air Force: 837th Training Squadron, Inter-American Air Forces Academy – Lackland Air Force Base, Texas Space Force: 18th Space Control Squadron – Vandenberg Space Force Base, California Coast Guard: Air Station Kodiak – Kodiak, Alaska

    President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden had virtual calls with troops stationed around the world while visiting the US Coast Guard Station at Brant Point. The units they spoke to were Army: 194th Armored Regiment – Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Marine Corps: 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit – at sea on the Arabian Gulf Navy: USS Milius (DDG-69) – at sea on the East China Sea Air Force: 837th Training Squadron, Inter-American Air Forces Academy – Lackland Air Force Base, Texas Space Force: 18th Space Control Squadron – Vandenberg Space Force Base, California Coast Guard: Air Station Kodiak – Kodiak, Alaska

    The couple were then whisked to the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket where they had virtual calls with troops around the world, and met with US Coast Guard personnel on the ground

    The couple were then whisked to the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket where they had virtual calls with troops around the world, and met with US Coast Guard personnel on the ground

    President Biden greets members of the coast guard at the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket on Thursday

    President Biden greets members of the coast guard at the US Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket on Thursday 

    President Joe Biden passes a challenge coin to a member of the United States Coast Guard at the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, after virtually meeting with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving

    President Joe Biden passes a challenge coin to a member of the United States Coast Guard at the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, after virtually meeting with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving

    Biden joked with the coast guard members and handed out challenge coins with the Presidential insignia on them

    Biden joked with the coast guard members and handed out challenge coins with the Presidential insignia on them 

    Jill wore her mask while neither the President nor any of the coast guard members did as they posed for a photo

    Jill wore her mask while neither the President nor any of the coast guard members did as they posed for a photo 

    First lady Jill Biden waves from a motorcade vehicle as she and President Joe Biden drive to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, where the they will greet members of the United States Coast Guard and have a virtual meeting with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving

    First lady Jill Biden waves from a motorcade vehicle as she and President Joe Biden drive to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, where the they will greet members of the United States Coast Guard and have a virtual meeting with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving

    Jill and Joe were pictured cuddled up in a living room on the compound to phone into the Today show on NBC and its broadcast from the Macy’s parade in Manhattan. They spoke with host Al Roker, and gushed about the American spirit never letting up. 

    Then the couple released a heartfelt video on Twitter, where they thanked troops for their service and commiserated with families who have lost loved ones to COVID. 

    Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff also made calls to service members sharing a photo of them on the phone to Twitter.

    ‘Our service members and their families around the world go above and beyond to keep our nation safe and secure. We honor their sacrifice. @SecondGentleman and I made calls today to our service members to express our gratitude,’ Harris tweeted on Thursday. 

    After making calls, the Biden’s headed to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point on Nantucket.  

    They had virtual calls with troops around the world, then President Biden spoke to some of those who were there in person.   

    After the call, the Bidens meet outside with about two dozen Coast Guard members stationed at the base.

    The president passed around challenge coins that were given to him by the military aide who also carries the presidential football.

    ‘I don’t have coins,’ Jill Biden joked as she just shook hands with the service members. They both spent several minutes talking to the Coast Guard members and posing for photos.

    Biden said he was thankful for the service members and pointed out throughout his more than forty years in politics he has met with troops around the world.

    Naomi Biden, second from left, and her fiance Peter Neal, right, stop on the bikes in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, for President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden to pass in a motorcade

    Naomi Biden, second from left, and her fiance Peter Neal, right, stop on the bikes in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, for President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden to pass in a motorcade

    Naomi Biden and her new fiance Peter Neal ride bikes on one of the trails on the compound before Thanksgiving dinner

    Naomi Biden and her new fiance Peter Neal ride bikes on one of the trails on the compound before Thanksgiving dinner 

    November 25,2021 Naomi Biden and her finance and a secret service agent on bikes outside Rubenstein compound

    November 25,2021 Naomi Biden and her finance and a secret service agent on bikes outside Rubenstein compound

    Naomi and her new fiance were quick out of the house on Thursday, whizzing away from the Secret Service on their bikes

    Naomi and her new fiance were quick out of the house on Thursday, whizzing away from the Secret Service on their bikes 

    ‘I’m not joking when I say I’m thankful for these guys – I’m thankful for them, and everybody, I mean it from the bottom of my heart,’ the president said when asked what he’s thankful for.

    He added: ‘I’ve watched them in the South China Sea, I’ve watched them in Afghanistan, Iraq. I’ve watched them in South America.’

    ‘Look and see them. That’s who they see. They don’t see us here. They see them. It makes me proud,’ he said.

    During their call with service members, the Bidens talked to all six branches of the military – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Coast Guard.

    ‘As we give thanks for what we have, we also keep in our hearts those who we lost and those who have lost so much. And those who have an empty seat at their kitchen table or dining room table this year because of this virus or cruel twist of fate or accident. We pray for them,’ the President said. 

    He went on: ‘As we gather together again, our tables and our hearts are full of grace and gratitude for all those we love and as Commander in Chief, I’m especially grateful to our service members and their families for their sacrifices to our nation.’  

    President Joe Biden walks to greet members of the United States Coast Guard at the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

    President Joe Biden walks to greet members of the United States Coast Guard at the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

    People watch President Joe Biden's passing motorcade as he and first lady Jill Biden drive to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

    People watch President Joe Biden’s passing motorcade as he and first lady Jill Biden drive to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021

    People watch President Joe Biden's passing motorcade as he and first lady Jill Biden drive to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, where the they will greet members of the United States Coast Guard and have a virtual meeting with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving

    People watch President Joe Biden’s passing motorcade as he and first lady Jill Biden drive to the United States Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, where the they will greet members of the United States Coast Guard and have a virtual meeting with service members from around the world to thank them for their service and wish them a happy Thanksgiving

    Swimmers cheer as the US Presidential motorcade carrying US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden passes by in Nantucket, Massachusetts on November 25, 2021

    Swimmers cheer as the US Presidential motorcade carrying US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden passes by in Nantucket, Massachusetts on November 25, 2021

    People watch as US President Joe Biden visits US Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Massachusetts on November 25, 2021

    People watch as US President Joe Biden visits US Coast Guard Station Brant Point in Nantucket, Massachusetts on November 25, 2021

    People waving at the U.S. President Joe Biden's motorcade is pictured through a window as he and first lady Jill Biden visit the military service members on Thanksgiving Day, in Nantucket island, Massachusetts, U.S, November 25, 2021

    People waving at the U.S. President Joe Biden’s motorcade is pictured through a window as he and first lady Jill Biden visit the military service members on Thanksgiving Day, in Nantucket island, Massachusetts, U.S, November 25, 2021

    Joe and Jill Biden also released a Thanksgiving video where they said they were grateful to be reunited with family after COVID

    Joe and Jill Biden also released a Thanksgiving video where they said they were grateful to be reunited with family after COVID

    The 13-acre compound owned by billionaire Carlyle group co-founder David Rubenstein on Nantucket Harbor is worth about $20 million

    The 13-acre compound owned by billionaire Carlyle group co-founder David Rubenstein on Nantucket Harbor is worth about $20 million

    Biden is staying in the home of David Rubenstein (pictured November 21 with Nancy Pelosi in D.C.). Biden has stayed in his family compound on previous Thanksgiving holidays

    Biden is staying in the home of David Rubenstein (pictured November 21 with Nancy Pelosi in D.C.). Biden has stayed in his family compound on previous Thanksgiving holidays 

    Hunter held his son as they disembarked Air Force One

    Hunter held his son as they disembarked Air Force One

    First Lady Jill said she was grateful for the ‘little moments’ the holiday brings. 

    ‘After being apart last year, we have a new appreciation for those little moments we can’t plan or replicate The music of laughter in a warm, full kitchen. The thump of small feet making big sounds. The circle of faces crowded around our dining room table, glowing in the candlelight.’  

    Back at the compound, Naomi Biden – their granddaughter – was  pictured with her fiance, Peter Neal, squeezing in a pre-meal workout. 

    The two, who got engaged September, were outside the private compound the Biden family is staying in while spending the holiday on Nantucket, on one of the island’s many bike trails

    They waved as the motorcade rolled by on its way to the event. Jill Biden waved back at them from the presidential vehicle known as the Beast.

    Naomi and Peter – along with other Biden grandchildren – travelled with their grandparents to Nantucket on Air Force One. Naomi had her dog Charlie with her on the plane. 

    The two have not publicly announced their wedding date and the White House has not said if the wedding will take at the presidential residence. 

    BIDEN’S THANKSGIVING VIDEO MESSAGE 

    Joe: Happy Thanksgiving everyone. This is always a special time in America but this time, the blessings are especially meaningful.

    Jill: After being apart last year, we have a new appreciation for those little moments we can’t plan or replicate. The music of laughter in a warm, full kitchen. The thump of small feet making big sounds. The circle of faces crowded around our dining room table, glowing in the candlelight.

    Joe: As we gather together again, our tables and our hearts are full of grace and gratitude for all those we love and as Commander in Chief, I’m especially grateful to our service members and their families for their sacrifices to our nation.

    Jill: While we celebrate together, many of those military families will be apart from their loved ones. Whether your spouse is deployed or you’ve settled into yet another base, the holidays just aren’t the same without the people and communities that make this holiday special. We are so grateful for your service.

    Joe: As we give thanks for what we have, we also keep in our hearts those who we lost and those who have lost so much. And those who have an empty seat at their kitchen table or dining room table this year because of this virus or cruel twist of fate or accident. We pray for them. 

    Jill: As Joe and I have travelled this year, we have seen and been so inspired by the unbreakable threads that unite us all. Family and faith, kindness and compassion. A love for this country we call home.

    Joe: You make us so proud, every day to serve as your President and First Lady. And from the Biden family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving. God bless you and may God protect troops and their families. 

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