I’m so super excited as Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s one of my favorite times of year as the love of food ties families together, breaking bread, sharing memories and enjoying everything we have in life.
Thanksgiving is about two things in our house – food and family. Ask anyone what kind of stuffing they like, or how they prefer their mashed potatoes and there is a good chance they will say they like it how their mom makes it. I know I do, or how dad and grandpa have been preparing it all their lives. Family recipes are just as much a part of family history as the memories of the times they’ve enjoyed them. This is the case for the Rome family.
A combination of Croatian, Ukrainian and Italian recipes all have a place at the Rome. After losing a vital member of their family, Matthew along with his daughter Cheryl work hard to keep the love alive through food and gatherings with their family.
Chris Karsisiotis, store manager for Loblaws Burnhamthorpe, was super excited to have Matthew and Cheryl in-store. He said they have a lot of “Matthew” family members who love food and want to keep memories alive, who come into the store looking for ingredients and suggestions on how to make things taste just like they remember. Loblaws is proud of the role we play in helping keep those traditions going.
Mathew says: Mother and Father always stress get together. Life can be difficult at times, but you have to have family.
What traditions do you celebrate at thanksgiving? What is one of your family favorite recipes? Ours is whoopies, pumpkin desserts – yum!