12/21/2012 12:09 pm ET

White House Christmas Dinner 2012: What's On The First Family's Holiday Menu?

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There's no doubt that White House holiday planning goes off without a hitch with the First Lady at the helm. Mrs. Obama has dubbed herself "hostess in chief" taking on the ever-so-important duties of welcoming guests and managing the seasonal merriment. But there's one more task on the Yuletide to-do list that must be handled with care: the menu.

So what will be on the first family's presidential plates this year? FLOTUS opened up to "Today" show correspondent Jenna Bush Hager about the decadent dinner the Obamas will be having while they celebrate Christmas in Hawaii, admitting her temporary plans to throw the Let's Move! campaign to the wind.

"There's turkey, there’s string beans and stuffing, a little mac and cheese," Mrs. Obama said about the menu. "This is the time when I throw ‘Let's Move’ out the window for a moment, and get that mac and cheese. Everybody deserves their mac and cheese."

We couldn't agree more! A delicious Christmas dinner is certainly for both the naughty and nice.

Mac and cheese isn't the only dish deterring from the usual healthy eating habits. According to Senior Policy Advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives Sam Kass, who will be joining the first family in Hawaii, pie will be served as the grand finale to the feast.

Want to replicate the White House menu for your holiday? Get the recipes for the cauliflower mac and cheese, White House-thyme roasted turkey, apple pie and huckleberry pie on the Obama Foodorama blog.



White House Christmas Tree 2012