I'm sorry, But not only can we not afford the book, but
couldn't afford the traditions nor recipes either.
Let's take a recipe from the book and see how expensive it is:2
boneless pork chops1 teaspoon seasoned pepper1 teaspoon olive oil1/4 cup chopped red onion1/2 jalapeño pepper1/2 cup chicken
broth1/4 cup peach jam1 tablespoon balsamic vinegarFresh
cilantro, choppedThat doesn't sound unaffordable - in fact, it
sounds pretty good. Getting together as a family and enjoying it doesn't
sound unaffordable, either. The gathering, eating, talking and enjoying each
others' company costs only what you're already spending on food, and
yet at the same time it's priceless. It's true the book is almost $30,
but that's more likely a statement about Deseret Book than it is about the
Romneys. You could probably talk your local public library into getting a copy,
then you could just check it out if you feel that bad about the price of the
Dear Pops:Thanks for your comments. Some people are just so
negative and unhappy they just can't stop criticizing others. It's
The book may be expensive, but "Proceeds from the 'Romney Family
Table' will go to benefit the Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham
and Women’s Hospital in Boston."
If this has any value at all, which is dubious considering its source, it
belongs on the Food Network, not the DesNews. Norman, rational people had
enough of the Romneys a LONG time ago.
This sounds like a delightful cookbook that includes not only recipes but also
some great ideas about family traditions as well as teaching the benefits of
having the family gather around the kitchen table and share conversations,
experiences, and activities together. How uplifting this is especially in light
of the kind of commotion and confusion that surround us in the world today. I
applaud the Romney family for their good example of traditional family values.
Thank you!P.S. Most cookbooks out there whether they are sold at
Deseret Book or WalMart or Barnes and Noble cost between $25 - $30, and the
Romney's are donating the profits to a charitable cause.