Oct 7, 2013

The Romney Family Table

Book Details
Author: Ann Romney
Release Date: October 2013
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Genre: Cookbook

This book is more than just a cookbook!
It is about gathering families together...around the table :)

This book gives us insight into the Mitt and Ann Romney family and how they have gathered around the table on special days, Sundays, and holidays.

Ann talks about her family including stories about being around the kitchen counter with her mom, how it was to raise five boys, and making it a priority to spend time as a family.

My favorite story in this section is the day she had come home to find that her baby had had a heyday in the Fluff jar...there is a really fun picture of Fluff all over this child's face, hands, and clothes.

She also talks about the traditions they have as a family such as keeping her Welsh heritage alive, birthday celebrations, and summer vacations. 

One of the stories you will read in this section is about the year Mitt's dad, George Romney, traveled to the home of each of his grandchildren on their birthday and cooked their favorite meal for them...and he was in his eighties...wow!

And we get to read about their holiday traditions of Easter, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. 

Ann shares with us her love of the Fourth of July, from the family picnic, to the fireworks, to the parade held in Wolfeboro with its lawn-chair brigade...fun story!

And did you notice the picture on the front of the cover with the children eating the watermelon...this is just one of the activities the Romney family does in their summer "Romney Olympics" tradition.

Filled with almost 100 pictures of the family...including parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren.

And well over 100 recipes...

This book is truly a wonderful gift from the Romney family table to your family table.

About the Author
Ann Romney places primary importance on her role as a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. As First Lady of Massachusetts, she worked to focus attention on the challenges facing at-risk youth and served as the Governor’s Liaison to the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998, she has volunteered much of her time to raise awareness of the disease. She and her husband, Mitt, celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary this year. They have five sons, five daughters-in-law, and twenty-one grandchildren.

Here are some of my favorite recipes from the book~
Credit goes to my wonderful husband who baked all of this so I could truly review the recipes in this amazing book :)

Mitt's Meat Loaf Cakes

Barbecue Beef

Beef Tenderloin

Sauteed Fillet of Sole

Lasagna Noodle Bake

Parmesan Chicken

Boiled New Potatoes

Roasted Asparagus

Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

Zucchini Casserole

Mimi's Buttermilk Pancakes

S'more Rice Krispies Treats

(A review copy was provided for this review. However, all reviews are of my own opinion :)


  1. Looks like some awesome recipes! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. There really are some amazing recipes...everything we tried as OH. SO. GOOD! Her stories in the book are really wonderful too!
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