Free-range turkey and pumpkin pie on menu for Bush family Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23rd 2006, 6:25 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Bush was celebrating Thanksgiving at the Camp David presidential retreat with a small gathering of family and friends.

The White House said guests of the president and his wife, Laura, included Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former personal assistant Blake Gottesman and his parents.

On the first family's menu was free-range roasted turkey, cornbread dressing, zucchini gratin, whipped maple sweet potatoes, basil chive red potato mash and pumpkin pie.

Bush planned to return from the Maryland mountains to Washington on Saturday, the 25th birthday of his twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna Bush.

The president was to depart Washington on Monday for a NATO summit in Latvia before flying on to Jordan for a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.