Farm to Table recap

Kate and the Kids Visit an Amish Vegetable Stand! Oh, And Cara Has a Two Week Old Foot Injury

Kate prepares to take the children to her favorite vegetable stand and confesses to us that as a ploy to get the children to eat vegetables, Kate tells them, "this is Henry's. Henry will be upset if you don't eat it".  I suspect that Henry was less a beloved farmer for the Gosselin children and more of a pissed off boogeyman. Continue

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Can't See Sheep said...

So Curious said...
Cara got yelled at in public for saying she was tired of waiting for Kate to get her nails done?
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Yay Cara, you speak your mind! That can't be fun either, waiting around for Kate to get this & that done. She really doesn't include her children as much as she should & why would you have your kids waiting around for you while you get your nails done anyway. Send them with the babysitter to go do something they want. Yeah, I know, we're talking about Kate here.

Brummygirl said...
I really do hope that they read the blogs here although nothing convinces me they will take notice until they no longer have a viable product.
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Kate is in no way prepared for the day she is no longer a viable product. They will shred her to pieces & leave her by the wayside. Then, maybe then, she'll understand exactly what she meant to them & nothing more. Of course they're not going to care about her family or anything else, all they're going to care about is how much money & how many viewers she can bring to the table. She isn't going to know what hit her.

Daniella said...

I feel sorry for those kids...they're gonna be soo rude without any manners. I get that kids are kids but they need to be told and corrected. I know when I was Cara and Mady's age, my parents would've corrected the yelling and manipulation if my sister and I fought like that. Kate just stood there claiming it was "world war II"

Janet said...

Kate needs to stop whining about kids' clothes get dirty.

Relax, woman. You have babysitter, nanny, assistant, and TLC crew. You are not doing the cleaning yourself. You are not even home most of the time. Shut up already! Let them play, you phony TV mom.

Vanessa said...

I wonder if they tape different versions/setups of the interview chair with K8? If they're responding to the criticisms from GWOP (last week she was lonely, we called her on it) this week she's NOT. I wonder if they put something out there and see what the response is and then try and fix it. The fact that she addressed it the next week instead of later on like in the past makes me ponder...OR she's just ready for another take at any moment so they can get it on for air time.

carolann said...

"Those kids are so well provided for, she could easily take the next several years off, and they could still live a very nice lifestyle. She needs to quit her "job", and actually start doing what she claims to be doing...being a mom, a single one, to all those kids. Even a terrible mother is better than no mother at all."

I have to disagree with this. I left my ex because he was a terrible father and my motto is the opposite. You're better off having no father (or mother) than a terrible one. My kids wholeheartedly agree with this and have never once resented us leaving him. As long as there are other adults in their lives who love them children are much better off not suffering through the damage that can be caused by toxic parents. I'm also all for divorce for this reason. If a house isn't filled with love it's not worth having that home at all.

If Kate wants a career I think it's better for her to have one and be happy in her own way than force herself to be the mom society says she should be. Some moms are kinder and calmer towards their children if they don't feel that frustration that they are missing out on something. I'm hoping Kate will get her career off the ground so she can be a better mom and maybe Jon might settle in to being a better dad once the dust settles. There's always hope right?

JFS in IL said...

That b*tch couldn't even get her sorry ass to the doctor with a kid who has been in pain for TWO WEEKS????

Oh, right - filming Family Game Night is scheduled. Sorry kid, go with the babysitter. You are not as important to your mother as the TLC need to film. (Worse - what if TLC had filmed the babysitter - she might have been more in control of the kids, nicer to them, might have shown Kate up!)

At least Kate got herself to the hospital for the X-ray. Poor tired Kate! (never mind poor tired IN PAIN Cara!)

PS add me to the list of folks not buying the story of Henry - bull cookies.

Whoa there said...

I just can't shake it. They have 24acres and BUY produce. Just how lazy are these people? Dammit
KON, take a few acres and plant produce on it. You can also get some chickens and have your own eggs. Get some cows, like your neighbors have,
then trade a live cow for some beef. Think!
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That seems pretty extreme to me. Planting a small vegatable garden is one thing, but setting aside a couple of acres? Getting livestock? I could have a million acres and that would never happen. Besides, Jon and Kate are already spread way too thin, by their own choosing in part.

I would, however, encourage anyone with kids to plant a small veggie garden. Kids love to help, it teaches them a lot about how things grow, and it teaches them that hard work yields great results!

kate is a no-talent said...

8POE's said...
Is it me or is the inside of the house always shot through a pipe? We never see more than we have to.
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They seem to be trying to keep a tight grip on how much of the house is shown, a very tight grip, but the satellite shot speaks volumes. There are acres of that house we haven't seen. Obviously they've been doing their reading about the complaints on here about the children's right to privacy.
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i've always thought the reason they didn't show the interior was due to it possibly being professionally decorated (kate says she can't decorate). i haven't seen any old pieces from the old house in the new house. has anyone? i bet the entire house is gorgeously decorated, kids rooms included, by a professional. nothing but the best for KI!

Lower Heidelberg Neighbor said...

HI KATE , I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU I LIVE YOUR SHOW, YOU ARE A GREAT MOM AND WOMAN, AND JON WILL COME BACK TO YOU SOON ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS , YOUR KIDS ARE GROWING HEALTY AND HAPPY THATS WHAT IT MATTERS , I WOULD LOVE TO SEEN THEM SOMETIME BUT I LIVE TOO FAR FROM YOU... TAKE CARE, GOD BLESS
GOOD LUCK
GABY
( LEHIGH ACRES, FL )

These kind of comments from her blog on the TLC site (and there are hundreds) really scare me. I think there is no chance the children will ever get to lead lives off television.
I also don't want these people showing up and wandering around the neighborhood
Can that many people be delusional?

Ms.Peach said...

For those of you who have found the ratings for Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, please post the links because I cannot find these anywhere.

Robin said...

Carolann: Kate Gosselin may never have been a perfect mother, but she has the capability to not be a terrible mother. I don't personally believe she was a terrible mother before she started the show. Despite what she says, she CAN go back to those times. Live a simpler life where she spends time with her children and cooks for them and loves them even without cameras on. Do you really think those children would be better off if she left them altogether?

I don't like the whole "I'm a better mother to my children because I work" excuse. But that aside, the fact remains that Kate does not say that's why she works. She says she works to support her children. And that is a lie - she does have enough money now to support those children to adulthood. She also could be working doing speaking engagements, writing, etc. during the days that they're with Jon, and discontinue the show.

polly said...

I switched to the show during DWTS commercials. Did anyone notice that during dinner they had nothing to talk about? kate is their "TV Mom" and there was no script. Perhaps if their nanny was serving them dinner they would all be talking with excitement about their day.

Also, could you imagine if the toy company sent a bunch of new games to your house for your kids to play with. These kids are so indulged - do you think that is why Cara & Mady were fighting over the instruments? Is it all about the stuff?

Robin said...

I am so tired of Kate's martyr routine. "It's so hard" "I'm exhausted" whine whine whine.

When she went on about how she "had" to take Cara to the doctor and then to the hospital for xrays in the evening....I just wanted to puke. First of all, you have been with these kids for how long? A week? Or at the very least, a few days? You REALLY needed to put that off until the last moment? And second of all....be thankful that you have a doctor who will fit you in that late in the day, or who is even still working that late in the day. And thirdly - be thankful that you have the financial ability to go to the doctor and for xrays, ESPECIALLY at off hours. And lastly - be thankful that you can leave your other children at home while you take one to the hospital. Real single parents don't do that.

"It was such a long day what with going to the farm and the playground and making dinner and playing games and then taking Cara for xrays."

Ok let's see. An hour and a half sitting in your van driving round trip to the farm? (I have no idea...but I think I'm being generous.) An hour TOPS at the farm picking out a few vegetables. 30 minutes (really generous) sitting on your butt at the playground. 30 minutes to make dinner in your customized-to-meet-your-every-need-and-make-your-life-easy kitchen. 30 minutes of game playing (generous). And an hour of sitting in the van and waiting room while Cara gets xrayed.

That's 5 hours of a 16 hour day. (I'll give you 8 hours to sleep, although you'd probably say that you get half that.) Most of that spent sitting on your rear end. Ooooooooh!! Exhausting!!!

And before you try to tell me that you also did laundry, cleaned your house, cooked two other meals, did baths, etc....I know that someone else handled that for you, so don't even go there.

Kids & Puppies said...

Can't See Sheep said....Sorry, but if you're going to have dogs that have accidents enough to stain a carpet that severely you need to put in a more appropriate floor.

Sorry but I've got a puppy and I've got some carpet stains...it doesn't take much to stain a carpet. I've also got kids and I've got carpet stains... My carpets are clean but some stains don't come out completely. You're a little off base with this one.

So Curious said...

The corn shucking paparazzi pics are from 8/19 or 8/20, and the "meltdown salon" pics are from 8/21. Kate clearly still had custody of Cara at least one if not two days after the episode was filmed! The episode makes it appear as though Jon would be there for his turn the next day, when clearly that was not the case.

More lies!

Katiedid1806 said...

SavetheSheeples said...
What kind of doctor did they go to that didn't have an xray machine in their office, and they had to go to the hospital to do it??

Throughout all these years, I have never been to a regular doctor's office that didn't have one. My son broke his finger last week. I took him to our family doctor and he did an xray right there. We were in and out in an hour.

Is this is a PA thing? My sister lives in PA, and she is pregnant with her first baby. Her dinosaur of an ob/gyn couldn't do a pregnancy test in her office, so she sent her to the hospital for a blood test. How difficult would it have been to have her pee in a cup and stick a test strip in it?? You can buy those things in bulk on the internet for like 25 cents a piece. I still can't understand that.
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For my ob/gyn office, while I can get my blood drawn there, it still has to be sent out for the tests to be run. And a blood draw series gives different information than a pee-stick does. Trust me (3 pregancies in 2 years, but with 2 babies, well, 1-1/2, to speak of so far).

And not having an x-ray machine in office is not a "PA thing". It is a cost thing. Lots of offices do not have one. I live in an urban location now (but spent many years growing up in Khate's neck of the woods), and our office does not have one. Very common anymore. If it was after hours, then an x-ray facility (usually a stand-alone place with x-rays, MRIs, ultrasounds, etc) would likely have been closed, so the health insurance referral would have sent her to the local hospital. I've had to do it myself about 3 years ago, again in my urban environ. Not a PA thing, and not a rural thing. Just a cost thing. I'm just saying.

Katiedid1806 said...

And may I mention that thanks to the wonderfully funny recaps, I have been able to not watch the train wreck with my own eyes? Last one I saw was that birthday fiasco. I still wish I had that time back.

Keep the recaps coming! They are by far getting better ratings than the actual show. No question!

Curious said...

Am I the only one that finds it exceedingly odd that when they talk about their time with the kids they call it their "custody."

I've never heard people say that. Usually it's "during my visitation" or "it's his visitation time" or something like that.

The fact that Kate always says during my custody or Jon's custody just reinforces the impression that these children are chattel to them.

Property that is shared vs living, breathing little individual people.

It's very sad (not that virtually everything concerning these kids isn't)

Merrilee said...

Daniella said...
I feel sorry for those kids...they're gonna be soo rude without any manners. I get that kids are kids but they need to be told and corrected. I know when I was Cara and Mady's age, my parents would've corrected the yelling and manipulation if my sister and I fought like that. Kate just stood there claiming it was "world war II"

9/23/2009 12:43 AM
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What is just as nutty, is the sheeple who go on and on about how well-mannered, polite, obedient,and intelligent children the Gosselin kids are.

What?? Are we even looking at the same kids here?

I don't think they have a manner among them. They are really quite bratty at times, certainly rude to their parents, fight and hit each other and are often down-right unmanagable.

What rose-colored glasses are her fans looking through. Unbelieveable!

Sissy said...

Lower Heidelberg Neighbor said...
HI KATE , I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU I LIVE YOUR SHOW, YOU ARE A GREAT MOM AND WOMAN, AND JON WILL COME BACK TO YOU SOON ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS , YOUR KIDS ARE GROWING HEALTY AND HAPPY THATS WHAT IT MATTERS , I WOULD LOVE TO SEEN THEM SOMETIME BUT I LIVE TOO FAR FROM YOU... TAKE CARE, GOD BLESS
GOOD LUCK
GABY
( LEHIGH ACRES, FL )

These kind of comments from her blog on the TLC site (and there are hundreds) really scare me. I think there is no chance the children will ever get to lead lives off television.
I also don't want these people showing up and wandering around the neighborhood
Can that many people be delusional?

9/23/2009 5:59 AM
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I agree! I am totally blown away by the idol worshippers that will never see the real Kate. What in the world are their lives like? I do not get it!

carolann said...

Robin, when I said kids with a terrible mom or dad were better off without that mom or dad in their life at all I was speaking in general terms and not about Kate specifically. Just wanted to clear that up.

I do think Kate got the career bug during her book tour and would be much happier and a better mom if she is able to succeed in that. If only Jon would step up and be the father those kids need. Let's face it, he's not willing to do the work needed to make the money to support his kids. The least he can do is be a SAHD while their mom is working.

I see it differently said...

"So Curious said...

The corn shucking paparazzi pics are from 8/19 or 8/20, and the "meltdown salon" pics are from 8/21. Kate clearly still had custody of Cara at least one if not two days after the episode was filmed! The episode makes it appear as though Jon would be there for his turn the next day, when clearly that was not the case.

More lies!"

I believe that Kate said her custody was SOON coming to an end - and when she called the doctor's office she said she was trying to get an appointment for the next morning. It was the office who suggested she bring Cara in immediately.

Also - I watched the whole show last night, and Cara was running all over the place. She took off really fast for example when they got to the playground.
Either the whole x-ray thing was staged, or maybe she aggravated an older injury by jumping up and down in one of those hissy fits she had with Mady.

Button Button said...

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Kate is in no way prepared for the day she is no longer a viable product. They will shred her to pieces & leave her by the wayside. Then, maybe then, she'll understand exactly what she meant to them & nothing more. Of course they're not going to care about her family or anything else, all they're going to care about is how much money & how many viewers she can bring to the table. She isn't going to know what hit her.

9/23/2009 12:31 AM
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I don't see that happening, ever. She has so many adoring fans that slurp up every word that comes out of her very-untruthful mouth, that she will be kept high on their radar forever.

Kate is NOT going to go away. Ever.

wkh said...

I sincerely doubt they are responding to GWOP complaints. Anyone who has been divorced can tell you there are wildly swinging emotions and some days you feel great and others you feel miserable.

Ms.Peach said...

I don't think Cara's injury was serious, but because they are running out of story lines, it was as an opportunity to exaggerate whatever issue she had with the foot injury. Cara was photographed by the paps around the time in August when this was filmed and she walked just fine. Believe me, if you've broken or sprained something, you wouldn't be walking normally. Instead of Kate looking like a "caring mom", she ended up looking the opposite. I seriously doubt: 1. Cara went to the pediatrician; 2. Kate got a call from the pediatrician; and 3. they only filmed Cara and Kate entering the clinic, so who's to say they actually went inside.

Jana said...

To Jaden's Mom:

I wish you well with your surgery and especially during recuperation. I too am a single mom, but my son is now 11 years old and still the joy of my life. The first 12 months of his life were the hardest 12 months of mine, but also the most blissful. It was such an odd mix of exhaustion, tears of joy, tears of worry, the usual infant illnesses and the terror they invoke -- so that reaching that first birthday is a true milestone for both parents and child.

Each year is a blessing, each stage of development is fascinating to me, and what a pleasure to see my little baby growing into a young man (even though we're getting into those tween years with all the angst and eye rolling and smarty mouth that goes with it)

I think that's why I get so outraged by Kate Gosselin's phoniness. We're living the life, walking the walk, and as real hands-on moms to our children, we can spot a phony a mile away. It hurts my heart to see those little children living with such a cold uncaring mother. I cried when Joel was placed on the laundry room floor when he was sick -- because I imagined what if that was my precious son, and the fates had given him to Kate instead of me? I felt such a fierce protectiveness at that moment -- for the helpless Gosselin children who have no say and are basically at the mercy of their mother's whims and desires for fame and fortune. If by chance six souls had landed in my lap instead of just the one, never would any of them have experienced being sick and left on a dark cold laundry room floor!

Jon is a yahoo and often a complete idiot. His redeeming feature is the fact that he really does love his children, and so at least when they are with him, they get hugs and other affection, he plays with them, lets them get dirty, and I hope they can soak that up to last them through the times they have to be under Kate's command.

Hang in there Jaden's mom! It's a wild ride being a mom, single or otherwise, but the best thing ever!

kate, go shuck yourself said...

what just totally creeps me out: isn't this chick supposedly a nurse? i assume she is an RN. i know there are several routes to obtain this degree, and she earned it the 'easy way' (2 yr course -vs- college plan).

if this chick is a nurse, how come she can't evaluate a foot injury? determine ear ache issues? remove staples without freaking out? handle sick children in a more humane manner (vomit bowls, laying ON THE FLOOR), et al?? i cannot fathom a nurse and mother letting her children lay on the floor while sick. so WHAT if they soil their linens...that is what a washer is for. and do we need to mention the little boy's impaction issues? this lady borders on child neglect-abuse, IMO.And she gets away with it due to TLC attys.

you would think she would at least know which of her children are right and left handed....and what about the delayed speech issues?
if this chick was my kid's nurse, she would be shown the door. This lady defines incompetence to a new degree.
My own kids can see right through this lady. Perhaps the only thing she learned how to do in school was to perform labotomies (hence, sheeple).

Histrionics Run Rampant said...

I couldn't believe how Kate let the kids disrespectfully rampage over all of the melons at Henry's farm. She let them do the same thing with the displays on the cake show. Yet, at the Cleveland Women's Show, audience members were gushing to Kate on how well behaved HER kids are. Say What? It was not cute, and was instead hideous, watching the tups mauling the camera equipment guy in the Movie & A Catch show. Then, consider the kids' hitting & screaming tirades against each other, and you have a replay of the way kate treated Jon. Histrionics run rampant at the Gosselin household.

twitty said...

"If Kate wants a career I think it's better for her to have one and be happy in her own way than force herself to be the mom society says she should be. Some moms are kinder and calmer towards their children if they don't feel that frustration that they are missing out on something."
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I have to disagree. Kate has hijacked the public for sympathy for a long time. She got richer and richer and it's still not enough. She didn't earn her fortune by having a talent or doing anything great but exploiting her children. The woman is getting so spoiled. She wants more and more without doing any hard work, real work. She will never be happy. She just wants more. She wants to be a star and she wants you to worship her. She wants to yell at people (don't you dare talk back) and be treated like a queen. She wants her children not to bother her and ruin her makeup and nails. She wants all the money and fame. She is just a greedy pig.

If you are kinder and calmer towards your children when you don't feel frustrated, then you are a good time mom. Life is full of surprises and problems. You are only nice to your children when you get your way? You will never have a good relationship with your children. Your love is conditional and your children know that. They won't love you back.

ohihaveyournumber said...

I'd like to know how many other "single mothers" out there have "babysitter" to help with dinner each night, and to run your children to the doctor.

Let's face it Kate the only thing that has changed is that you now have to PAY someone to take care of your children. Before you could just make Jon do it for free.

Get off your high horse, you're not a single mom. You are a rich,spoiled d list celeb.

NYMomof4 said...

Two things that drove me nuts in this episode:

1. Kate did not take Cara to the doctor but let the babysitter handle it. What kind of parent delegates an emergency doctor's visit to the babysitter? My husband almost fell off the couch when he heard that.

2. Kate ignored her kids' screaming and fighting over the music instruments. She clearly doesn't know how to discipline them or help them resolve disputes.

I also think the whole "I must get everything done while have custody" was ridiculous and obviously a ploy to make Kate look like Supermom. After waiting 2 weeks to get Cara's foot looked at, she couldn't make a doctor's appointment and then leave Jon a message to take Cara? Is this woman even part of the real world?

cossysmom said...

did anyone notice that the playground was empty except for the 8? Yup, Kate, you drove by and just decided to stop. Hellooo! Are we to believe this on a hot summer day? That playground should be crawling with kids.

Once again, life has to stop for the little people of the world while the Gosselin 8 get special privilages. These poor kids will have a rude awakening when the cameras stop rolling.

yourkidsneedatimeout said...

I could not believe how she let Cara yell and scream and carry on. Those kids are almost 9 years old.

She should've been sent to her room for the night.

Holy Cow, I can't imagine letting a 9 year old carry on like that.

logical said...

seriously...I don't think Kate ever had to take Cara to the dr. All we saw was Kate getting a phone call that could have been anyone... and Kate and Cara walking outside a hospital.... they just don't jive....Its a made up story...just like all Kate's story....just one more in a long line of them from TLC and Kate

PA Woman said...

cossysmom said...
did anyone notice that the playground was empty except for the 8? Yup, Kate, you drove by and just decided to stop. Hellooo! Are we to believe this on a hot summer day? That playground should be crawling with kids.

Once again, life has to stop for the little people of the world while the Gosselin 8 get special privilages. These poor kids will have a rude awakening when the cameras stop rolling.

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Sadly as a statement on our society this could have actually happened. There is a playground on the corner of my street and except on weekends it is rare to see kids there during the day. Unfortunately, kids are no longer safe unless they are with an adult, so the times the the playground is used now a days is after work and before/after dinner, when parents are home and have time to take the kids.

carolann said...

"If you are kinder and calmer towards your children when you don't feel frustrated, then you are a good time mom. Life is full of surprises and problems. You are only nice to your children when you get your way?"

I'm getting misunderstood all over the place here. I guess I'm not the best writer. I'll try again. What I meant was that when a parent has a good sense of well being they are kinder and calmer in dealing with everything, including the surprises and problems that life brings. Parents who are unhappy with their lot in life tend to fly off the handle more.

If Kate gets a talk show and has more books I think she'd be satisfied. She'd make tons of money so that need would be satisfied. I doubt she'd have further career aspirations. What else is there? Even Kate knows she can't be movie star or cut a record (though that would be hilarious).

I really think the talk show/book tour thing is it for her. There are plenty of other mothers who are on talk shows or morning news shows and are good moms. I don't see why Kate can't be one of them.

ErinKate said...

How many single mothers (of 8 kids)do you know who don't seem to be employed in any capacity but seem to complain alot about not having time or being overwhelmed? What else is she doing? How many single moms out there are working 2or 3 jobs? Oh, I forgot, sitting around the house or at playgrounds or at the Organic farm market is considered "hard labor". Sorry. And how can you be lonely when you are surrounded by 8 kids all the time?

abbie said...

Cara didn't seem to be having any foot problems at the vegtable stand, or the playground, but certainly Nurse Kate had it all under control. Her priorities are so effed up, babysitter goes w/ Cara to drs so Family Game Night isn't affected? How about taking your own kid to the drs and let her apparently "on-call" (haha) babysitter do Game Night? It would have probably been more fun with Kate gone anyway.
Mady needs to be sent to time out or have some kind of intervention when she acts the way she does....Kate just rolls along like a kid acting that way is perfectly acceptable...
Oh, and Kate still has her own car in the garage. Thats what they took when she drove Cara to get those pesky xrays. Guess the blue bus "goes with the house" therefore whichever parent has the kids at the Big House has acess to the bus.

I quit smoking and at the end of each day was so proud of myself, I feel the same way when I resist the temptation to watch this train wreck.
But last night, I was a bad girl. I feel guilty, and I didn't watch the whole thing....

readerlady said...

@ Carolann

Jon was a SAHD for nearly two years, at Khate's insistance. She minimized and trivialized his contribution and ridiculed him because he had "help", although we all know that she had the same "help" when she cared for the kids. She also disrespected him as a man and as a father during this time, often in the presence of their children. I can't say that I blame him for not wanting to continue the fiasco.

Canadian Mom said...

polly said....
Did anyone notice that during dinner they had nothing to talk about? kate is their "TV Mom" and there was no script.
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The kids were too HUNGRY!

madasheck said...

I gotta say that I think the Cara with the foot hurting was her way of getting attention...lots of kids going through turmoil play up aches for attention its called somatization...I dont think anyone with a broken foot would walk as good as Cara did except when she was thinking about it/being filmed about it....

The kids need STABILITY and ATTENTION...

and for Kate to say the radiologist sent her to the hospital????what?????a radiologist only takes x-rays....so if you had already talked to a radiologist why were you going to the hospital at night for an X-ray....

Pattypanda said...

I cheated and peaked at the 1a.m version last night - had to have a snack. I noted she was boiling the crap out of the corn before any of the meal was ready. She is so paranoid with feeding the kids, she only gives them 1/2 an ear of corn. OMG = neer in my life have I served 1/2 an ear of corn to my kids, even when they were toddlers. And if Mady couldn't eat it off the cob, she is old enough to cut it off herself with a dinner knife at the table if her lay ass mother could show her how. All Kate did was shovel salad in her mouth.

organic slop said...

Kate's chicken cacciatore sure resembled slop to me. Could she have fed those kids less food for dinner? Did she give them the equivalent of 3 scoops of ice cream for dessert to make sure they wouldn't cry hunger during family lame night? I think she got the corn on the cob to prove that Aaden now knows what it is and because it took up a lot of space on those dumb cafeteria trays. Otherwise, each kid had an uncut chicken breast served with a small side of slop and no way to cut the chicken! One tup picked up the chicken with her fingers and another speared it with a fork and just began gnawing. Was Kate too exhausted to cut up the chicken for the kids or does she prefer the Neanderthal way of eating? And do not get me started on the teeth picking and flossing at the table. Gag me with a blanket. No, Kate, your kids are not well mannered, especially at the dinner table. And it is your fault for not taking the time to teach them how not to make people cringe when they eat

ItzRLyf said...

"Family Game Night" is a slogan used by Hasbro. Yet another promotional gig provided by Kate with the Gosselin kids used as props. The games were advertised just as the Coleman products were during the "camp out" in the back yard. That's why Lady Di couldn't take her own child to the doctor: she had to provide advertising for the Hasbro Company via "playing games" with her kids. She couldn't put it off because it was her last available night of filming before leaving her litter with Jon the Pot Head.

I swear, this show and those two parents cannot sink any lower, but somehow I fear that it and they will.

Tired of K8 said...

a couple of points...

my pediatrican is housed in a medical office complex that has an x-ray facility down the hall run by a separate co. Especially if they were going afterhours the x-ray tech may not have been at the pediatrican's office if they even had one.

Re: corn. I give my kids half corn on the cobs all the time. There are more if they want more but often they don't eat a whole corn and I'm not going to waste it.

Re: if Cara was really hurt or not. If not, and this was for publicity, it really backfired on Khate, who came off looking like a totally uncaring moron!

If Cara was faking it for attention, her mom should have taken the time for the appt., followed the doctors' orders, and then taken Cara out for some private ice cream to talk about if she is feeling ignored or sad, esp. with the separation of the parents.

But see that would mean that Khate actually CARA-ED . NO PARENT would allow the BABYSITTER to take their kid to the doctor, unless it was an outright emergency and the parent wasn't present (and was going to meet them there). Totally illogical and showed quite clearly that Khate has her priorities clearly scrambled. Loser.

Tami said...

I think she got the corn on the cob to prove that Aaden now knows what it is and because it took up a lot of space on those dumb cafeteria trays.
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This might be a stretch but I honestly think they made a whole show about corn to advertise those things she was raking out their mouths with after they ate. That and the ads for the games. lol.

Anonymous said...

"cossysmom said...
did anyone notice that the playground was empty except for the 8? Yup, Kate, you drove by and just decided to stop. Hellooo! Are we to believe this on a hot summer day? That playground should be crawling with kids."

Not necessarily. There many playgrounds here that are vacant, especially at the local park, which has quite a few separate playground sections within it. In fact, the past four times I've gone, we've had all of them to ourselves. It's not at all unusual not to find any kids on them, especially on a hot summer day when the kids are in pools or away on vacations.

stopthemadness said...

What kind of games were they playing besides hit the toy alligator with a stick - I think I saw that on the preview.
I'm intersted because Kate mentions wanting to set up "game stations" ? in the basement? Games like with counters and dials and markers and stuff? That's a stupid idea. Inside of one day all the stuff will be everywhere since no one plays WITH them, I guess that is the beauty of setting up stations? You can just let them roam from station to station tearing everything up and you don't have to go down there and play too, teaching about taking turns, follow rules, help them count or move pieces, talk about sportsmanship or any of the other things that presumably go with FAMILY game night not roaming toddlers, or 5 YOs with toddler skills, locked in a basement with toy stations type of game night.

The whole POINT is that the family interact and that's supposed to be good for the kids. It's not all about product placement. I have yet to see one of the kids sitting quietly doing a puzzle or reading a book or playing a game that doesn't involve screaming and hitting - I guess if TLC wants bad behavior and Jon's no longer there for Kate to scream at, the bad controversial exciting behavior has to come from the kids fighting each other and chasing ats and chickens, throwing eggs at their hosts and climbing over the crew?

She's frustrated said...

Cara's behavior regarding the instruments seemed more an issue of frustration to me than some ominous sign. She seemed to want to put an impromptu band together and Mady threw a wrench into whatever Cara had envisioned for this band. Kate later said that they didn't have enough instruments for the kids, which is a recipe for disaster out of Parenting 101. Kate would know this if she actually took care of her kids off camera. Anyway, Mady had gotten under Cara's skin and she blew up and went to Kate, who DID NOT LISTEN to why Cara was so out of control. She absent mindedly just said something like "Share, Cara, let Mady have her choice.". This sent Cara into the stratosphere because the instruments were her idea to begin with. The poor kid had to go ballistic in order to be heard. And yes Cara overreacted but I've seen my kids melt down over similar seemingly trivial things, especially when tired. Cara might not have gone so nuts if Kate were paying attention in the first place.

ShakaCan said...

I must admit it tivo'd it and watched the episode. Did you hear when Henry said proudly "Kate, did you know we had another baby since I have seen you last" SHe said "another one since Martha? How many is that now"
He said "7". SHe didn't say congrats or anything, but had to bring the conversation back to herself "oh 7 is not enough, you need one more to be like me" blah blah blah.

ShakaCan said...

Also did you see when Kate was putting the game pices up, she clearly held the game lid with one hand for all to see it said "pictureka" or whatever game it was. gag.

shel said...

2 wks w/Cara's foot? Yeah, you
are an excellant mother.
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since they do custody week about that would put it back on Kates watch wouldnt it.

shel said...

because I imagined what if that was my precious son, and the fates had given him to Kate instead of me?
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I think the same way often

abbie said...

Yes, the lives of the kids are scripted. Thats evident when you listen to them when they are playing, the crooked house episode for example, Mady the Mouth said "Be Quiet, everybody! We are doing an interview". Just the kids playing pretend. Even the more recent fight over not enough musical instruments all started when Mady the Mouth announced they were going to work on a production or presentation or program.
My friends and I never played "Lets Pretend Interview", or "Lets play Production". Neither did my kids. These kids are living what they have learned and are learning by the way that they live. Its all about filming, setting up situations, product placement. What an abnormal childhood. Who will Kate blame it on when one of her kids has a REAL meltdown? Hailey???

stopthemadness said...

Taking my kids to a farm to pick corn and then home to eat it - with a quick stop at the playground on the way home - seems like a great Saturday to me. Clearly they were shattered or she would not have stopped for them to blow off steam. The kids shucked the corn FGS, all she did was drop it in a pot of water unless there is some magic to that - I can't think of an easier meal - 8 frozen chicken breasts in the oven is no Herculean feat either. Clean up as we know will be left to the less talented.

When we lived near a working farm that was an outing we all looked forward to for months and would stay the entire day, drive home and eat dinner, that was in summer and early Fall so the kids also played out afterwards and then the usual bath, stories etc. Not sure how much exhaustion is involved with "game night" as I didn't see it but since she performed her part of that sitting on the floor at least in the preview, it seems like a relatively easy day. Apart from having to spend it with her children (plus helpful crew and babysitter).

What exactly is so tiring? This is less work than the average daycare provider, preschool or elementary teacher expends in a day often to go home to their own house, kids and chores. MY, how do they DO it? day after day week after week and year after year?

And yet she's "inspirational" to thousands? For doing a fraction of it and being paid $75000 per episode to do so, and moaning all the while.

Step up Kate. It's not that difficult of a situation.

Hey Bartender said...

HMMMM On Youtube Farm to Table Part 2 at 4:42 when Cara is freaking & Kate is putting a bottle away...Looks like Vodka to me. I bartend alot. I thought at first it was oil but there in another bottle on the island that she puts away in same bottom cupboard as the large one in question. And the camera man zooms in on the cupboard. Why would he do that? Tho with kids & if I am right that it is Vodka it shouldn't be kept down low in their reach. Don't think I'm crazy, I noticed this right away tho I can't zoom in or anything. And it also looks like a silver to go type Coffee mug on counter that was to the right of large bottle of clear liquid she capped. I don't put Vodka in my Chicken Caccatore recipe. I swear it's vodka. Does not look like oil or vinegar.... My first thought!!! I welcome someone to prove me wrong.

Can't See Sheep said...

Kids & Puppies said...

Can't See Sheep said....Sorry, but if you're going to have dogs that have accidents enough to stain a carpet that severely you need to put in a more appropriate floor.

Sorry but I've got a puppy and I've got some carpet stains...it doesn't take much to stain a carpet. I've also got kids and I've got carpet stains... My carpets are clean but some stains don't come out completely. You're a little off base with this one.
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I believe if you read the entire post I pointed this out. I also pointed out that I wouldn't be mentioning it if they didn't have all that money & are able do something about it, as regular families usually do not have the money to just change things & there's nothing wrong with that.

If you have the money to have more pet friendly flooring then why wouldn't you, it's not like they have to purchase the extreme high end stuff. It ends up better for you (if they mess, very easy clean up, no stains, no nastiness left behind or soaked in that you have to hire a steamer for), your kids & your pets, after all it is supposed to be all about the kids.

I will repeat, most moms have to go with what they've got & there is nothing wrong with that. Kate is not most moms.

wait a sec... said...

"I must admit it tivo'd it and watched the episode. Did you hear when Henry said proudly "Kate, did you know we had another baby since I have seen you last" She said "another one since Martha? How many is that now
He said "7". SHe didn't say congrats or anything, but had to bring the conversation back to herself "oh 7 is not enough, you need one more to be like me" blah blah blah."

Actually her face lit up, she clapped her hands and said "Since Martha? A boy or a girl?!You're on a girl roll now!" before she commented on how he was catching up to her. He could tell that she was very happy for him. There are lots of things to find to complain about Kate, but I don't think this was one of them.

Ohio Buckeye said...

StopTheMadness: Great post and bingo on all points!

Sounded like a great day to me, too.

But Our Little K8ie seems to find a day like that just parental drudgery.

The ONLY thing I can recall that woman enjoying was her spa days, when she pays others to preen and fawn all over her, just her.

Apparently being completely narcissistic is absolutely exhausting & just tuckers a girl right out.

Can it be long before TLC does yet another cross over episode, this time with Mike Rowe so he can show us what a 'Dirty Job' poor little K8ie Irene is relegated to in Wernersville, PA?

Lordybe, am I going to have to add Mike Rowe to my boycott list?

Been there - so sad..... said...

As a child of a single parent - I can tell you from experience:

When parents whine, moan, and complain about having to take care of children - and make it obvious the child is in the way of the parent's life - it negatively impacts that child's life forever.

As a child, I put up with LOTS of stuff to try not to get in the way or be a burden. You would be amazed at what kids can endure to try to "earn" the emotional recognition of their parents - or to at least "not be a burden" to them.

So if Cara's foot hurt for 2 weeks - heck, yeah - I totally believe it. Look how Kate dismissed her, diminished her, and pawned her off on a not-a-sitter.

I personally had pneumonia for at least a month when I was 10, and kept hiding it, so as not to be a "burden". I eventually collapsed at school and was hospitalized for an entire week with double penumonia. Trust me. Those kids - especially the twins - are suffering. My heart breaks for them.

GoPoshGo said...

Can anyone explain why on earth the tups have to use plastic forks to eat dinner? It appears the twins and Kate have normal utensils, but for some reason the tups are using cheap picnic flatware.

Also, what's with the plastic sectional plates???? Are they at a county fair??? Sure, it's an upgrade from the paper plates (which, no doubt, were soaking in the bathtub), but for god's sake, who eats a family dinner on plastic plates????? Yes, I know, it was an excuse to get to use the dishwasher in order to plug Cascade..... BUT, they still could have used real plates.

My 3-year-old has used a "real" fork for over a year now -- and she eats off the same plates my husband and I use.

I just don't get it.

erin said...

Hey bartender:

I watched the clip and that looks like white cooking wine. She poured some into the cooking vegetables prior to putting the bottles away. In other shots it looks not like a coffee mug on the counter but a can of Diet Coke. There is also a two-liter of diet coke on the island with the label blurred. I truly doubt it was vodka. It didn't look like any of the vodka I have ever had, it was a little yellowish, not truly clear.

cdnmom47 said...

I haven't watched in almost 3 years and for some sick reason I went on YouTube to check on something someone mentioned about this particular show (farm to table).

OMG...I watched for about a minute and HAD to shut it off. My heart breaks for those kids...it's SO obvious that they have issues not being dealt with. They just seem so angry....so much yelling and screaming...and there was Missy Kate, just letting it all happen and not intervening to calm things down.

Her parenting skills are atrocious.

lisa k. said...

Loved the recap, it was perfect and so funny.

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else notice she stated she would stop by Henry's every day, like 3 times and then she said it to Henry "I used to stop by every day, didn't I?"

Henry, bless his soul said something like, "Ah, I don't think it was every day now." He didn't want to call her out, but he wouldn't give rise to even such a small lie.

Afterwords she managed to state once again that she used to go every day... way to reinforce that reality Kate! Just keep repeating until it's true!

Anonymous said...

Bartender,

That bottle looked a whole lot like smirnoff vodka to me. In the cupboard where she placed it were a lot of other bottles that looked like many home bars. Maybe we will find out it is Jon's stash.

But on the other hand there are lots of cooking oils and vinegars that come in unique bottles. It may have been a bottle of white wine vinegar.

Kids & Puppies said...

Can't See Sheep - I agree with you to a point. We live in the SW and both my husband and I have good government jobs so we do have the money to change to tile floring HOWEVER we like carpet and with puppies and kids, why change now. Keep the carpet for now and change out later. PA gets cold in the winter so just maybe they want to keep the carpet. It seems that the basement is used as a playroom. The carpet is going to get stained. A stain doesn't mean that the carpet is "dirty", just stained.

Hambone said...

Did anybody watch the Duggars last night?

Jim the sound man, who used to be the sound man for J&K+8, brought his 2 daughters to spend the day with the Duggars. They interviewed his girls and they said that the Duggars are real and don't act all different when he cameras aren't filming.

Made me wonder if they were comparing them to the Gosselins.

Megan said...

Is it necessary to refer to Mady as "Mady the Mouth"?

Clearly these kids have enough problems, do we have to add to them? It seems pretty obvious that both Cara and Mady desperately need some attention from their parents....

Button Button said...

I thought I would check out the last episode, The Farm To Table, on Youtube. Couldn't get through it all.

Man! I am here to say that Kate is certainly loved! (By herself.)

She thinks she is so funny, so witty, so smart, so on top of it all.

If she should ever feel "unloved," she can just look in the mirror, flash those glow-in-the-dark teeth, and tell herself how much in love with her that she is.

The woman is so, so narcissistic!

Those poor little kids.

kids love dolphins said...

Did someone mention that they played a Hit the Alligator in the Head game? Haven't watched in ages but wasn't this a favorite animal of one of her children? It's mind boggling to me but at this point nothing surprises me about her. Worst TV pretend mom ever.

goawayfools said...

Hey Bartender, watched the YouTube video several times in the kitchen scene where Cara is freaking out. First of all, that poor kid has lost it because she's just been shooed off by a distracted Kate (who's not listening to her) and told to "Go, share. Share all the instruments. Let Mady choose" or something close to that. This prompts Cara to go nuts because she needs the instruments for the performance she just got through telling Single Mom about.

Anyway, I agree the bottle in Kate's hand as well as that second bottle she puts away both look like they may be hard liquor but like you, can't tell for sure. What I CAN tell you is that Kate is behaving as if she's rushing to put away those bottles. She asks the kids why they're yelling and within 20 seconds of them coming into the kitchen shooed them off. She looks like she's trying to hide the first bottle briefly by turning her back to the camera. She puts the bottle away and then **closes the cabinet door shut quickly** and then quickly grabs the second bottle and opens the cabinet she just closed, puts in the second bottle and closes the cabinet again right away. Either she's shy about her cooking oil or she was putting something away she didn't want us to see or had something in that cabinet she didn't want us to see (Steve maybe?).

Anyway, she acts waaaaaay guilty and I think was caught off guard with the bottles out. Also, if you look on the island, her laptop is out. Why would that be if she was so busy cooking? I think she was busy surfing the net and drinking something while the kids were going all Lord of the Flies downstairs. And yes, I think the cameraman was being subversive. Bwaahaaaaahaaaaaaa.....

where's Jon No more Kate said...

She does not have a maternal bone in her body!!

I miss Jon. He is real and truly enjoys time with his kids.
Don't you remember....Jon's the one who took the kids to the hospital when they needed to go...remember the interview when she told Jon to go...not her!!!

I loved the episode of Jon and the kids fishing when they caught fish.I would have loved to see Jon and all the kids on a Dude ranch.It would have been a different show.

I would love to see more of Jon interacting with the kids if we have to be shown something.

I'm a single mom. Kate is an insult to me and all single moms everywhere. Her lies were so blatant in this episode. That's what she's teaching her kids!!

Kate is digging a grave so deep for herself that all the best that TLC can do will not be enough. Jon needs to take all the kids, let Kate visit. Then she can move on with her egotistic self without destroying them.

Kate has no skills said...

Kate is not pursuing a career, she is pursuing perks, freebies, fame, and money.

Pursuing a career means you actually care about your craft. You try hard to horn your craft. You want to people to recognize you are good at your trade. You want to do something great. You care about your legacy.

Kate couldn't care less about any craft. She doesn't want to learn or polish any craft. She just wants perks, money, fame, and freebie. She wants to dump the audience loads of crap and she wants you to eat it up like an idiot.

Cris said...

Okay, so after reading the lovely recap, I had to see a clip of the show to see the kids' behavior. I was surprised that they showed the kids with some emotion other than the fake plastered-on smiles from the last few episodes.

The first time I saw the clip of Cara's musical meltdown, I just thought, "Wow, she has really gone downhill...." After watching it again, and paying closer attention, I think that Cara's meltdown was completely provoked and due to great frustration. The second time I saw it, what I noticed was that Mady was emulating some of Kate's favorite tactics- manipulating and criticizing until the other person blows up, then looking like a complete angel in comparison to rabid hysteria on the other person's part.

Cara's version of what happened was that Mady was taking over "the class" and taking the best instruments (or at least the ones that Cara already planned on using).

Mady's version? "I just wanted to do it with everybody so we could share!" (paraphrased)

I know Cara's frustration because that was totally how my sister and I got along when we were 8 and 10. It is very maddening to be playing with other kids then have your sister come along and "steal your thunder" as my grandma used to say.

Hey Bartender said...

Erin: I think & I could be wrong that most cooking wines or good ones or wines in general have a cork. Not a screw on cap. And it looked clear to me.I did notice the blurred out Liter of Diet Coke.
Sandy W: Disagree with Smirnoff which has red lettering. And the only thing I really use vinegar for is dying Easter eggs & salad dressing. Tho not a chef & neither is Kate.
And goawayfools:(Love the name): The bottle on the Island didn't look like alcohol to me. It looked like oil or vinegar but such a small bottle?? For HER salad? But thanks for confirming my thought: Why did the Camera man zoom in on the cupboard??? Cara was much more animated to film than Kate putting away bottles. ????? I swear they give us obvious hints sometimes. They know we are watching every move. Like the "infamous spoon in the van passenger door". They seem to be so obvious to us but not to Sheeple or others. Maybe it will all come out someday & we will have proof. Sometimes I think I'm crazy. But I know what I see. An "instinct of my own." As well as all of yours. It's like a game almost now. Tho I refuse to watch the show. I learn from here! Could it be the new crew, like Jen & Scott are sick of the dirty litle secrets & giving clues? Or are we just looking for anything wrong? Time will tell.

Old School said...

So Kate claims that Mady and Cara help her wash dishes? Ummm putting them in a dish washer doesn't constitute as washing dishes. When I was their age I had to stand on a kitchen chair and my mom tied her apron around me so that I wouldn;t get wet. Now that Kate is helping wash dishes.

Anonymous said...

"Anyway, she acts waaaaaay guilty and I think was caught off guard with the bottles out. Also, if you look on the island, her laptop is out. Why would that be if she was so busy cooking?"

Gee, my laptop is out most of the time in the kitchen. I'll be checking news, weather, or even a recipe while I'm cooking and waiting for something to simmer on the stove. It's no biggie -- women all across the country use laptops in the kitchen.

stopthemadness said...

Ohio Buckeye said-
Can it be long before TLC does yet another cross over episode, this time with Mike Rowe so he can show us what a 'Dirty Job' poor little K8ie Irene is relegated to in Wernersville, PA?

I think Mike's safe! Jon was the one who comlained of having to clean up poop and wipe behinds all day, that was his job we recall, as Kate left Aaden sitting on the toilet untiul Daddy could finish cleaning sh*t in the yard to come in and wipe him, because a 4 year old couldn't adequately describe which of their many bathrooms he was trapped in, having pooped.

Presumably as they are IN SCHOOL they have learned to wipe and the dogs are no longer there so there's nothing really TOO disgusting for Mike Rowe to get involved in...wait for flu season, however. I am sure we will hear the whining and moaning all the way to Texas if one or more of her little money machines is inconsiderate enough to get ill. Maybe she can put them and their barf buckets in the dog kennel, the floor's already ruined down there.

Did she REALLY show Cascade as her D/W powder? I have used it since I had a dishwasher. My Grandmother, another ohio Buckeye used it. I hate to have to end a family tradition but if Cascade supports the show, I don't buy Cascade any more. Dang it!

He'sDeadJim said...

ok, i know i'm gonna date myself here, but all the theories are starting to get more than a bit weird. Once upon a time, people were playing their Beatles records backwards to get hidden messages. some of the theories here are starting to approach hysteria. maybe it's time we all turned off the tv, and went outside and got some fresh air. just sayin'.

Ms.Peach said...

I think this is much ado about nothing regarding the bottles Kate puts away. Granted, you can buy wine single servings with a twist cap, but I am pretty sure one of the bottles was cooking wine as some recipes for chicken cacciatore use it as an ingredient. Don't know about the other one. Interesting though was that the bottle on the island had no label on the back and all my vinegars, cooking wines, etc. have back labels.

What intrigues me are the bottles of water on the island. That woman is a camel! Now ladies, I've only had two kids and my bladder is not what it used to be. Of course, because we commented so much on the Starbucks cups, those have disappeared. My theory is that there is more than water in those bottles and I doubt she shares with the kids, as we all know! She also likes her water at room temperature, kind of unusual for bottled water users.

Tired of K8 said...

@Hey Bartender... I have been thinking too that the camera people, editing person, director is not all Camp Kate. There have been way too many instances where they chose to show her mouthing something or doing something that if you had an ironical sense of humor you would be going "yea, right!"

The contrast of Jon and Kates' parenting styles is very strange. Why would the producer show Jon in such a favorable light, whereas Kate (who provides ample negative footage I bet), says and does some of the stupidest things?

Showing Can-Do-Kate letting the babysitter take her kid to the doctor? This was not pro-Kate filming footage...

K8 is a fake said...

I haven't watched the show in over a year now, but was curious to see for myself the scene several are discussing about Kate trying to hide alcohol.

If you watch closely, Kate measured whatever was in the bottle she was holding and was using it to cook. She had a measuring cup in her other hand. My guess is that it's some sort of cooking wine or vinegar. I have bought this type of wine in the past and you can get it with a screw top. The same for the bottle on the island. I use vinegar quite a bit in cooking, and I don't think it is out of the norm. She didn't appear to be hiding anything to me, but that's just my opinion.

As for the laptop being out. I use online recipes all the time, but usually don't print them out. I keep my laptop close by when I'm cooking in order to follow a recipe. I know she says she doesn't need recipes, be we all know that isn't true.

Just wanted to add another perspective. I'm not trying to defend Kate because I think she is a horrible mother and the show needs to end. I worry about the future of these precious children.

Chosen not to watch the wreck said...

Hi, I don't watch anymore, but sometimes peak on you tube. Which episode contains the infamous spoon in the van door? Just wondering since everyone on here always refers to it. I am weaning myself off of all things gosselin,and probably missed when it was originally answered. Thanks.

AnneMarie said...

Well I do cook, a LOT. You don't keep your vinegars and oils in a lower realm of the kitchen. You keep them, and everything else you grab on a constant use basis, up at shoulder level or on the counter.

Pots, pans, and infrequent pantry items go low. It's just common sense.

OOOOOps answered my own comment. Unless it's NOT EVO.

Although I have used white WINE in Chicken C, I've never had a CLEAR white wine bottle with a screw on cap, but that's MY house.

Don't think its vodka in the food said...

Hi Ladies,

Not a kate defender, but i believe those were Hollander brand cooking wines. I use them all the time, and they have those screw on caps. Look for yourself next time you are in the condiment aisle of your supermarket. They are usually near the vinegar, mustard and worchershire sauces.

Melanie P. said...

I can't wait for Cara and Mady to co-author their tell all. I'm holding out for that one.

I thought Jon's would be a good one to read, but I've decided he's a pathological liar like his ex-wife. Any book he writes should be shelved under 'fiction'.

Can't See Sheep said...

To Kids & Puppies, I'm not arguing this point any further. Clearly you have your opinion, I have mine & neither of us will be budging.

As for the cold, I live in Canada, further north than PA & it gets much colder here than it does there, 20+ below is not uncommon. Only one neighbour had carpet & they ripped it out this summer.

I don't know if it's the way the houses are built, but you don't hear complaints of cold feet, most people wear nothing more than socks inside in winter & yeah, you do tend to notice, because everyone is running over to everyone's house watching hockey, so you see everyone's sock feet. Thank God for cable because now there are other options to watch in the other room (while the men watch the hockey) besides hockey & the Beachcombers.

Mom of 5 said...

I'm watching the episode on You Tube now...I don't think the kids' portions are all that small.

But does she not know that the beauty of Pampered Chef Corn Cob nobs is that you can put them in BEFORE cooking the corn--when it is still cool? Then they cool quickly after cooking.

Mom of 5 said...

She is so paranoid with feeding the kids, she only gives them 1/2 an ear of corn. OMG = never in my life have I served 1/2 an ear of corn to my kids, even when they were toddlers.

I do it all the time. Right now my kids are 11, 9, 7, 5, and 10.5 months. I cut one ear in half for the 5 & 7 year olds (the biggest ear of the batch I have for that meal), and I cut about 3" off the end of the second biggest ear. The 3" section goes to the 10.5 month old, and the larger section goes to the 9 year old. My 11 year old gets a full ear.

I didn't realize it was some sort of sin to not want to throw away full ears of corn with only 6-7 bites taken out. I'll gladdly give my kids a second 1/2 ear if they want one...but they need to finish the first one. But often they leave uneaten corn on the half ears.

amymo said...

Can't See Sheep said...
Thank God for cable because now there are other options to watch in the other room (while the men watch the hockey) besides hockey & the Beachcombers

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I have to laugh at this. I grew up in a small border town in Wash. State and all we could get on TV were Canadian channels. I always watched the Beachcombers when I was growing up *LOL*

Maude said...

So what, they have liquor in their house! They're of legal age.

I will grant you, if that is booze in that cabinet, it should be put somewhere the kids can't get it. It should be treated the same as any thing else that is toxic.

Sarah Gold said...

Guess I've been under a rock or something, but who is Mike Rowe?

Anonymous said...

I watched the Duggars and noticed that the former sound man for JK8, Jim Goodwin, had his daughters visiting with the Duggars. Both girls said something to the effect that they loved the Duggars because they were the same on air and off. hmmmmm. who do you think they were referring to???? Bueller???

Vanessa said...

If you listen closely, the "not a nanny" says something to the kids when they're clobbering each other with the corn husks. She has an accent, I wonder if there was a language barrier at the doctor's visit? I know Cara would have to answer most of the questions, but the doctor would have to explain things to the adult present. Please don't interpret this as a race thing, just an observation.:)

AnnaMarie said...

You may be right Don't think its vodka in the food it may be only cooking wine....is Hollander organic?!

I'm a good Italian girl and normally make my own sauce BUT if I do use sauce from a jar I will fix it up to taste homemade. However, I'll use a good red wine and not cooking wine. The alcohol cooks off and leaves a nice flavor so no worries feeding it to the kids.

Jake said...

Melanie P. said...
I can't wait for Cara and Mady to co-author their tell all. I'm holding out for that one.


I expect that Cara and Mady will crave privacy when they are adults and will not write anything that brings more attention to them.

Anonymous said...

The lower cupboard filled with glass bottles troubles me.

Even one child with a doting mother gets into things and ingests things they shouldn't. And broken glass bottles could cause a trip to the emergency room.

And it would not be a good place to store even cooking wine as it has a fairly high alcohol content.

In regards to Car's foot injury. Has Kate forgotten everything they learned in nursing school. Last week's episode had her saying 'sammonella'. This week was Cara's injury all staged like that trip to the vet so Kate say just 'soft tissue bruising'. It looked fishy that it was filmed at night in parking lot.

Oh and did anyone catch the pink cowgirl hat hanging on the fireplace mantel.

Cook With Wine said...

About the bottle, maybe she just didn't want anyone to see that she's using cooking wine in the food for the kids. I do it all the time and the alcohol cooks off. I don't use cooking wine though - I use only what my husband and I will drink with the meal. I'm not a kate fan but this may be pushing it just a bit. Whomever made the comment about playing the Beatles record backwards was spot on.

ihatefrogs said...

I didnt watch the entire episode but did catch Part 2 on UTube. Question for those who did watch. Was there any chicken in the dish that Kate prepared? IMO, the dish looked like a heaping pile of sloppy sauteed veggies. The dish actually looked similar to the veggie stiry fry that Sara Snow prepared in a prior episode (although Sara's version was far more appealing). IMO, Kate did NOT do those fresh from the garden, picked that day, organic veggies justice. The dish looked like a soupy soggy mess to me!!!

goawayJandK said...

K8 used to go to this farm every day ??

I watched most, if not every, episode of Seasons 1-3 1/2 . K8 said the word ORGANIC (I still would bet money that K8 doesn't know what organic really means) a million times, but NOT ONCE did she ever mention that she buys her organic produce from this wonderful Amish family. NOT ONCE. You don't need to watch the episode (I haven't) to know that this is just another of Queenie's many, many lies.

momof4intx said...

Watched a few minutes on You tube....again with the paring knife! I call definate b/s on Khate being a cook. With all her money and "cooking from scratch", she doesn't seem to own a good chefs knife.

hansleandgrittle said...

My 3-9 y/o nephews can all eat a full ear of corn. Seriously. The older can eat more than 1.

Maybe the show was edited and the kids actually ate more than what we saw. I mean the show is already lame enough now that Jon is gone. Who's want to see kids eat corn all day.

jasmine said...

I watched part of the episode on youtube wanting to see the bottle Kate used in the kitchen. It didn't appear to be vodka. But, why would Kate leave all her kids without a nanny or sitter playing rough in the basement or other part of the house, while she's cooking. If no one else was around, except the camera men, then that is unsettling in itself. Who would leave their kids alone with no one else around but a couple camera men filming them? I didn't watch the entire episode, but I have to wonder if Kate even acknowledged a sitter being there.

Ms.Peach said...

The size of the portions of the food is not an issue with me. Maybe that's the way to go to prevent kids from becoming obese. What I take issue with is the lack of table manners. I love that someone on a thread referred to them eating like "feral" kids. That was too funny but they do eat, dare I say it, like a pack of animals.

Stand by, now we'll see an episode where the kids go to "charm school" to learn manners ;)

miss jon too said...

where'sjonnomorekate, I miss Jon too. Warts and all, I miss him. For all her single mom whining and having to fix the world on my custody bullshit, I wonder if deep down inside Kate now realizes all Jon did for her and the kids. If she were smart (she's not) and wanted to do what's best for the kids, she'd acknowledge what a great dad he is and try to work out an arrangement where they both saw the kids on a more regular basis. It took a couple of years for me and my ex to settle into a platonic friendship after our divorce but we have and it's great for everyone. We did get married for a reason way back when and still enjoy eating meals together a catching a movie once in a while. The kids just laugh at us but deep down love that we still like each other. With so many kids to shuttle around and guide thru adolescence, I hope jon and Kate can bury the hatchet and live very near each other so they both can see those kids more often. This would be facilitated by Kate being generous with money; not sure why she feels she is owed more than Jon since it's their brand, their family. She just did all the talking. Jon's reckless spending lately seems revenge driven more than anything, maybe because she is acting as if it's hers, not theirs. She should be fair, even generous, with him for the good of their children. It would help to settle down the toxic situation. That, and finding another high road to take. The one she's on right now dead ends in bullshitville.

Easier2B said...

I'm a long time lurker and haven't posted yet because I agree with most of what others have posted.

I love the recaps! You all do a great job.

When somebody mentioned Cara's tantrum, I just had to see it for myself on YouTube as I've always considered Cara to be the only well-behaved child in that family. So far, nobody has mentioned the girl tup's (Hannah's?) behavior during Cara's meltdown. On Farm to Table, Part 2, at 1:50-1:52, the expression on the girl tup's face is pure anger when she slaps at one or her brothers. As stated by so many, these children have and will continue to have serious emotional problems. If I were a parent, I would be mortified to have the horrible behavior of my children shown on TV.

OhioBuckeye: I love your comments! Regarding the crossover show, I think "Nanny 911" should stop by for a visit. My gosh, when I see the kids interacting, it looks like a commercial for Nanny 911! (I don't watch that show either, BTW. Can't stand to watch bratty, screaming, out of control kids.)

Bartender: I have to agree with the other poster who said those bottles look like Holland House cooking wines. (Kate's an idiot, but I doubt she's stupid enough to drink vodka when the film crew is present.)

Marinka: Again, great recap. Thanks for the laughs.

abbie said...

Yes, why doesn't K8 just correct the kids speech "Grew" rather than "growed"), because GOD KNOWS she had NO PROBLEM WHATSOEVER correcting Jon on his grammar every 3rd or 4th word out of the poor mans mouth was corrected. Apparently Kate is only qualified to train ADULTS to speak correctly, not children.

I didn't want to ask what you all were talking about when you referred to "chewies". Do I have this correct- its a piece of cloth, maybe terry cloth, that they suck on and chew on? Please tell me I have that wrong. My daughter had a dog a few years ago that was abused and neglected and it also sucked on blankets, rags, etc. It was bizarre and she was embarassed over it, like the dog was sitting in a corner playing with itself or something. LOL.
Maybe K8 could take the chewies away and give them each a water bottle instead? Oh, then they would inconvienently have to go to the bathroom more often.
It bugs me when she refers to the kids "stuff" they drag along when they leave the house as their "comfort items". Who talks like that???

AngelOfDecay said...

I think some of us here worry about the portion sizes because we doubt Kate would give them more if they asked for it... Not because it's wrong to not hand out a whole corn right away.

Also, while I don't watch anything beyond clips on youtube anymore I love Cara and Maddy. I usually don't like kids but I have a soft spot in my heart for sad, angry clever little girls. I just want to give them the attention they deserve and see them live up to their potential and be happy.

There should be an SA (sheeples anonymous) said...

Also, in refernece to Kate having her laptop open when cooking, did anyone think QFI of cereal box recipe fame was perhaps looking up a recipe for the chicken cacciatore? It looked as if she was measuring the cooking wine when she added it to the food.

The Loser Channel said...

TLC, give up already.

Even tabloids drop Kate as the cover because she couldn't sell magazines.

The Loser Channel must keep exploiting the 8 children until the bitter end.

NotFoolingAnyone said...

Strange how Kate doesn't correct the kids when they speak, but she corrects Jon all the time. Sometimes, she does it even though she's the one that is wrong. LOL

Anyways, here is a clip of Kate in the kitchen with the vodka.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKlzEv02Yb4

LovingMom said...

The bibs and sippy cups may have been bad, but seeing a 5-year-old stuff half a cloth diaper into her mouth is appalling.

Most kids have long since left thumb-sucking, pacifers and other "comfort items" behind by that age. The habit is unsanitary, disgusting and really, really disturbing.

Please, Kate, look into why your children need these emotional crutches and do something before it's too late.

2yr Nurse said...

kate, go shuck yourself said...
what just totally creeps me out: isn't this chick supposedly a nurse? i assume she is an RN. i know there are several routes to obtain this degree, and she earned it the 'easy way' (2 yr course -vs- college plan).

I take offense to this. I too am an RN that went through a 2 yr course- we do not get any less training than the "college plan" you are talking about. It all boils down to common sense for a lot of nursing issues which Kate so obviously does not have.

Mary said...

Ms.Peach said...

For those of you who have found the ratings for Sept. 14 and Sept. 21, please post the links because I cannot find these anywhere.



I don't know how accurate these are but they are from:

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/09/22/cable-ratings-monday-night-football-vmas-icarly-and-true-blood-finale/28024#more-28024

9/14-@ 9pm 1.789M, and 9:30p .897M

9/21-9pm – 1.714

(If you scan down there are several mentions of Kon and references to their latest numbers.)

Vanessa said...

Jasmine, she leaves the children alone except for the camera crew because she's sold her soul to the devil (or TLC) She's under contract to have them filmed x amount of hours. I'm sure they act differently when K8 is not around and of course TLc wants to capture every tender moment.

Vanessa said...

Chicken Cacciatore is supposed to have a thick sauce, not a runny watery mess. Stick to the organic fluff and Monkey Munch K8.

ErinKate said...

abbie: what I was talking about was the rag type thing the kid was swallowing whole as she sat in the van before the treasured trip to Henry's. Don't know about other's comments.
Easier2B: Cara's meltdown was HORRIBLE. No other words. Hannah's face did not even come close, IMO.If you want to see a true behavior problem, get the utube of baking cookies at Aunt Jodi's house and watch how Jodi's girl backs away from the glare of the one girl (Hannah, I think). I think she might have hit her too. Scary.

YankeeLawyer said...

I was amazed at seeing the former soundman,Jim Goodwin, with his daughters at the Duggars. One of the girls said something about the Duggars being the same on camera and off. Gee, who was she referring to? Bueller..Bueller...
If they have so much property, why are they always being photographed by places like TMZ? Wouldn't the parents/caretakers have them where they can't be see. Oh. I'm sorry. I forgot what website I was on.

kate_in_cali said...

If you go to the sosugary site, and look at candid shots on 8/19, you will see the kids shucking the corn in the driveway for this episode with not the Asian nanny (Judy?) that we've all seen before, but a different girl. Not Ashley either... she looks to me like Stephanie. But on Kate's day?? That is the thing that is confusing me - if infact that was more "real time" filming which it seems like they are now (since Jon doesn't want to film with the kids), then Stephanie would have had to been approved by Kate to watch the kids too. Am I making sense? No way would Kate have someone she didn't like working with her.

It seems more and more plausable to me that Kate saw Stephanie as a young woman who she could motivate with money to say and do things that would help tarnish Jon's image.

Your thoughts?

ErinKate said...

Sorry, the utube episode if called Cousin Elissa. It is about a minute long and you can only see the back of Hannah but Elissa's face is priceless. She looks like she has come face to face with the kid from the Omen. LOL. Check it out.

chicken ala yuck said...

The "chicken cacciatore" looked a lot like microwaved frozen chicken breast plus mushy, sad looking bell peppers. In fact, I don't think the kids ate anything but the corn and the uncut chicken. Aaden shoved half a chicken breast in his mouth, a piece so large he had to open his mouth as large as he could to fit it in. Talk about a choking hazard. Kate said she loooooves chicken cacciatore and the kids looooooved the chicken cacciatore. Do ya think chicken cacciatore will be in her cookbook, if it comes out? She is doing herself a disservice by cooking in front of witnesses; none of it looks appetizing and she has no idea what she's doing. And if she loooooooves the stuff so much, why did Kate eat none of it, instead shoveling huge mouthfuls of salad in her piehole?

robotups said...

I need to train my kids better. They have never cheered me on for cooking dinner or screamed "yeah" in unison after one of them exclaimed how the food would make them strong. Imagine how excited the Gosselin kids would be if they were ever served something that actually looked and tasted good.

Ohilo Buckeye said...

Easy2Be: THANK YOU!! And I love your idea for a Nanny Smack Down for K8!!

StopTheMadness: I hope you're right about Mike Rowe being 'safe' because he cracks me up!

SERIOUSLY, K8 made the poor kid wait for daddums to clean his 4 year old behind?! That's another puzzling behavior for an RN. Poop patrol is just one more occupational hazard for RN's, so not that big a deal. Except to Queen K8.

Jon's own job description as being the Resident Rectal Reconnaissance for the kids AND the dogs must've been an episode occuring after I began boycotting J&K+8, because I did not catch that one. One thing is for sure: that guy took his share of $#*+, literally and figuratively, while married to K8.

I do, though, recall an earlier epi (back when I used to watch) when K8 was suggesting to the camera crew that they do an episode showing nothing but K8 cleaning up bodily fluids while the kids had the flu, because, gee golly whiz, what could possibly be more entertaining than listening to K8 complain and moan as we get to watch her clean up various bodily leakages? Sure to have been a real ratings booster there, and so K8-style classy.

Fellow GWoPers, thanks for keeping me updated on the ongoing Fun Down On The Gosselin Funny Farm because I am Gosselinless as far as giving TLC my viewing time. I look f'ward to the day I read on this blog that J&K have been cancelled. (Though I sure will miss reading all of your comments herein!)

2badsosad said...

The bibs and sippy cups may have been bad, but seeing a 5-year-old stuff half a cloth diaper into her mouth is appalling.

Most kids have long since left thumb-sucking, pacifers and other "comfort items" behind by that age. The habit is unsanitary, disgusting and really, really disturbing.

Not to mention the damage said 'blanket chewing' can potentially have on teeth position and development. I understand from a mother's point of view that having a child give up a 'comfort item' can often times be traumatic on the child and a frustrating task for the parent. However, IMO age 5+ is way too old for a child to be dependant on such an infantile means of comfort. IMO, it is far easier on KATE to shut the child up by allowing it to chew on a blanket as opposed to taking the TIME to UNDERSTAND the child's needs and INTRODUCE the child to a more age appropriate alternative(s) of self comfort.

Melissa Brooke said...

Kate actually said she wants to "CROSS her I's and cross her T's." I rewound to check. Maybe just cause I'm an English teacher, but it made me laugh.

goawayfools said...

Hasbro should ask Kate for a refund. Re: Family Game Night. The smack the alligator game looked so boring that Kate kept cheating for the kids by putting the ball in the gator's mouth to hurry it along. And who's the genius who gave the tups those plastic golf clubs/ weapons of death? And the picture game looked like it could have been fun if Kate had actually let the kids play it. Glad to see she was able to spot 6 things to drink (vodka, wine, water, starbucks, juicy juice, the blood of her enemies...). It looks like she rushed thru playing both games. I'm dying to know how long they actually played before they cut to Kate saying something like, "Phew. Wow. We sure played for a long time". I'll bet those kids are so thankful she didn't rescind family game night. (who says that to 5 year olds?)

nanb said...

So after a season and a half I broke down and watched the second part of the latest episode on youtube I didn't put the volume on; it was disturbing enough.

While it was good to see plastic plates, I was a bit disturbed by the meal itself.

If you get what you get and you don't get upset. Shouldn't Kate have eaten the same meal even if it was a small portion. I believe in setting a good example for my kids.

Why did only the twins have corn holders and why did they have to hold the hot corn in their hands to screw them in themselves?

I saw Cara scrape a piece of corn off her hand using the plate because she didn't have a napkin.

The tups had to hold the corn in their hands and they didn't have a napkin to clean off their hands, yuck!

Why get wonderful organic produce then over cook it and smother it in sauce? Same with the ice cream, she wasted a lot of fruit that the kids didn't eat they mostly they ate around it.

The ice cream bowls were disposable so she only used the plastic plates for her cascade promo.

Frankly the meal reminded me of the mystery meat they served in my college dorm. If you can't see it, don't eat it!

escrowmama said...

In the Emeril epi 2 knife blocks fully stocked with knifes were clearly visible on the counter to right of the stove. I'm sure those belong to personal chef. Kate only pretends to cook like she pretends to be a mother. She has no clue that a paring knife is not appropriate for chopping vegetables. And that a pepper should be chopped with skin side down. I truly belive TLC edits to make her look as stooopid as she is. smiles

it's painful said...

Kate is a moronic windbag: "I'm all for doing things late at night and stretch the day out to make the day shorter tomorrow." Ahhh, got it. So if you did something TONIGHT, then you wouldn't have to do it TOMORROW, so your day would be shorter tomorrow! Damn I need to read her book so I can learn more of this crap. Too bad what she was referring to was taking her injured kid to the doctor, which she should have done on her custody TWO WEEKS ago, then she could have had a shorter day today AND tomorrow. Ughhhhhh. Can I just poke my eyes out now please?

RIP Henry's Produce said...

Sorry Henry! Kate killed your fresh vegetables. I agree, there was hardly any sauce in it. The large pieces of chicken didn't even have any on them. No color. And where was white fluffy rice? Kate can't cook. That looked nothing like any Chicken Cacciatore I ever made or ate. No wonder Kate didn't eat it. Cara commented that Mady had corn all over her face. Why can't Kate give them napkins?

piggy Kate said...

Strange how Kate doesn't correct the kids when they speak, but she corrects Jon all the time.
=========================

Because she wants the kids to talk like they are 3 years old so the audience would think they are cute little 3 years old. She wants then to grow up slowly for the sake of the show. She couldn't have a damn about her children.

Snap! said...

Who taught the Gosselin kids to hit, scream and have tantrums......

Anonymous said...

"Stand by, now we'll see an episode where the kids go to "charm school" to learn manners ;)"

Does Kate enroll, too, for half-price?

Anonymous said...

"Chicken Cacciatore is supposed to have a thick sauce, not a runny watery mess. Stick to the organic fluff and Monkey Munch K8."

The best chicken cacciatore I ever had was at a little Italian restaurant in Manhattan. The sauce was on the thin side, not thick, and looked very similar to the chicken she was cooking. There are different ways of preparing it. Some restaurants serve the boneless chicken in chunks; some serve it with chicken on the bone. When I make it, the sauce turns out much thicker, but that's not to say one way is correct, and one way is wrong. It's all a matter of taste!

Easier2B said...

ErinKate: OMG! I agree. The look on Elissa's face and her body language speak volumes without us even seeing Hannah's face! (Thanks for posting the name of the YouTube clip to save me from having to view more than a few seconds of the J&K+8 trauma.) I mentioned the look on Hannah's(?) face during Cara's meltdown to point out how very inappropriately angry and mean such a young child is. And, yes, Cara's tantrum was horrible. Again, it's all so very sad for the kids.

fidosmommy said...

OK, GWoPers, I had to go get my inhaler because you had me laughing so hard I couldn't breathe!

Hasbro should demand a refund....
I should teach my kids how to cheer
over dinner.....what to do when you don't have a napkin....moronic windbag.....killing Henry's vegetables.....bodily leakages.....

Thanks for giving my lungs a good workout tonight, everyone!

LovingMom said...

Yeah, what WAS the deal with the salad?

Kate makes a huge deal about nutrition being so important to her and buying vegetables that were picked this morning and will end up on her table tonight and how much the kids love her chicken cacciatore and then, lo and behold, she's sitting at the table eating a salad out of a plastic take-out container. WTH?

Corn, peppers in a thin sauce and a boneless, skinless chicken breast won't ruin your figure, Kate.

Now I understand why eggplant parmesan was served three days in a row -- it was on the kids' menu, while Kate ate the salad du jour.

WallyWinnie said...

Kate did not eat the Chicken C meal because the kids helped prepare it!

Remember when Jon and Kate both said they will never eat anything the kids have touched. (and then making all those lovely faces)

We saw them shucking the corn and then the twins cutting peppers.

Case solved!

That salad she was eating did not come from Henry's either. I bet since they were filming, it was directly from the craft services food selection.

I hope if her cookbook does get published the people just dont buy it and then just go eat CRAFT SERVICES foods. Serves her right.

fidosmommy said...

Easier2B said...
ErinKate: OMG! I agree. The look on Elissa's face and her body language speak volumes without us even seeing Hannah's face!

*****

What irked me about this the most was the way Kate and Jon acted like the way little Elissa was treated by the Gosselin children was perfectly normal. During their couch interview, they just waved it off as nothing unusual, saying Elissa just kind of bounced back and was fine. On the 5 year old birthday party episode, the boys were hitting and kicking each other, and Jon declared it was normal for them. Because I came from No Hitting Each Other home, that is appalling to me.

These children need to be taught to find outlets for their aggression and energy that are appropriate. I hope they get into some kind of league sport pretty fast. Good coaches will channel their energy into the game at hand, not allowing aggression toward other players. Their school is well known for sports programs, even for the younger kids.

I was a competitive athlete from age 4 until college. Believe me, after hours of practice each day plus all our other interests, my brother and I were too exhausted to raise a hand to each other. May the Gosselins find a place to get exhausted.

fidosmommy said...

I looked up chicken cacciatore on the Internet, since I have no idea what it is. Never had it. There is a site that says tomatoes don't belong in cacciatore's ORIGINAL recipe.

This site says the original recipe makes a brown gravy flavored with onion, garlic, vegetables and spices that you slow cook (in a covered skillet or heavy pot) with the fried chicken pieces for about 30 minutes. To add tomatoes or tomato sauce would make a more appropriate fare to dump over pasta.

So maybe this is the recipe Kate used (oops...sorry, Kate doesn't use recipes. I forgot.) Maybe she's being more authentic than we're giving her credit for.

Sorry, but CC doesn't sound very appetizing to me either way - original or pasta saucy.

Let's just hope that this time Kate cooked the chicken all the way.

AnneMarie said...

Sorry there is no way that's Holland House Cooking wine. The bottles at my sister's house (she uses it, have brightly coloured labels on them, not white or gold labels. She has one of each variety of wine (6) and vinegar97)in her house.

Ah HA and I just found it online too. Compare the two. (not saying WHAT was on the counter, just that it's NOT Holland house)
https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?postID=5094108259143154804&blogID=6454349132986954975&isPopup=false&page=2

AnneMarie said...

D'OH....
this one

http://www.mizkan.com/Scripts/products.asp?idCategory=7#

Anonymous said...

"Cara commented that Mady had corn all over her face. Why can't Kate give them napkins?"

Cara and Mady are big girls. Why can't they get their own napkins?

Anonymous said...

"The size of the portions of the food is not an issue with me. Maybe that's the way to go to prevent kids from becoming obese. What I take issue with is the lack of table manners. I love that someone on a thread referred to them eating like "feral" kids. That was too funny but they do eat, dare I say it, like a pack of animals."

There have never been any episodes in which any member of the family, parents included, has any table manners, whether it be in an intimate, upscale restaurant setting, or casual picnic. I have never seen a parent actually put her arms on the table (up to her elbows), slouch over the table, and shovel in food the way that she does. The children have never been taught because the parents lack manners. It will continue that way now through the rest of their lives unless somebody steps in and corrects them (the children).

Somebody...TLC, PR people, somebody! PLEASE teach Kate table manners so that she may teach her children!
Her gum chewing (like a cow chewing a cud) is another issue. It's annoying, it's distracting, and it's disgusting.

Anonymous said...

"i've always thought the reason they didn't show the interior was due to it possibly being professionally decorated (kate says she can't decorate). i haven't seen any old pieces from the old house in the new house. has anyone? i bet the entire house is gorgeously decorated, kids rooms included, by a professional. nothing but the best for KI!"

Take a look at the foyer. It's anything but "professional." It's a disaster. The rest of the house is like that. The drapery treatments came with the house, there is no warmth, no ambience, nothing. It's just a maze of large, cold rooms with pieces of furniture placed here and there. No decorator would claim to have done it!

MammaMIa said...

I found this interesting about the shows ratings!

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/09/24/jon-kate-no-longer-rate/28335

8POE's said...

I watched the youtube clips to see Hannah's behavior. It was of course troubling. I caught a couple other things that bear mentioning.

First: At 3:21, Cara sets a plate down in front of Aaden. He touches the corn and it's of course, hot. I saw this when I saw the show but seeing it again, I thought, shouldn't he know, or been told, corn out of hot water would be hot? Then I realized he's not accustomed to hot food.

Second: I didn't see this before but at 3:40 Grace starts. Watch Mady. It's painfully obvious Grace is NOT said regularly at the table. The others seemed a bit lost as well but Mady gives it away. I love that girl. Covertly and overtly she informs us what a farce this all is.

8POE's said...

Aaden's in trouble! I went back to the clip to verify the times and I saw at 4:15 he, oh no, drops his ear of corn in his lap. Wonder what "Exploitaion Barbie" had to say about that.

rock bottom said...

Read the comments of the post.

http://tvbythenumbers.com/2009/09/24/jon-kate-no-longer-rate/28335


Someone made a good point that Jon and Kate Plus 8 is the most expensive show on TLC. The last episode had only 1.7 million viewers. Even though it is doing better than most of the TLC shows but Jon and Kate Plus 8 is also the most expensive show on TLC.

It might not be cost effective to keep the show after all.

rock bottom said...

TV critic writes about he has ever seen an audience loss quite like the one "Jon & Kate Plus 8" has been experiencing in his 24 years of daily writing about TV and media.


http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/zontv/2009/09/jon_kate_loses_more_than_80_pe.html

Kate, you got 14 minutes left. Drink more Starbucks.

Lisbeth said...

wow....just finished watching the show on youtube. What struck me the most was there is Cara, age 8 or 9 going to hospital for X-Rays because she is and has been in pain for two weeks...and what does Kate drone on about? The fact that she is tired and its late and that she has had a long single parent day! It's astonishing to me how little or no empathy Kate has for her children's experiences.

Ohio Buckeye said...

MelissaBrooke & PiggyKate: Excellent point! Can you even imagine the eye rolling, the derisive, demeaning comments K8 would've made to Jon on camera if HE had misspoken with a "dot my t's and cross my i's" comment?

Her constant interruption, correction, and criticism of Jon's comments was one of the things about K8 that made me stop watching.

She always acted as if she were an English Lit. major, yet it is SHE who consistently butchers the language.

And that she now considers herself a successful author - now that's RICH!!

Our Little K8ie - quite the piece of work.

Vanessa said...

The tootbrushes are still in the kitchen?! Ok, there's a bathroom just down the hall, they could each go into it, ONE BY ONE, actually use some TOOTHPASTE, RINSE AND SPIT. But of course, she's the one who came up with that most AWESOMEST idea of having ANOTHER set of toothbrushes downstairs at the old house, so keep showing the great mothering tip she invented all by herself in the new house, right?

franky said...

Just watched the cousin Elissa vid on Youtube. Listened to Khate and Jon explain how close they were ( after defending Hannah's behaviour)..um, Jon..Khate..remember a couple of months back saying how you guys and Kevin's family were never really close?..ummm..go look at the vid and listen to yourselves ;P

Khate..cousins-almost siblings..sounds close to me...

Ms.Peach said...

kate_in_cali said...
If you go to the sosugary site, and look at candid shots on 8/19, you will see the kids shucking the corn in the driveway for this episode with not the Asian nanny (Judy?) that we've all seen before, but a different girl. Not Ashley either... she looks to me like Stephanie
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This was discussed before. We couldn't agree if it was Stephanie or not. I think it was. Kate, IMO, lied about never meeting Stephanie. And Stephanie's mom said she talked to Kate about Stephanie's relationship with Jon, and Kate's response was, "Welcome to my world". Sounds to me like Kate had a part in these two mouthing off and getting some $$$$$. I hope Jon has learned a lesson about who he chooses to befriend.

Anonymous said...

"I didn't see this before but at 3:40 Grace starts. Watch Mady. It's painfully obvious Grace is NOT said regularly at the table. The others seemed a bit lost as well but Mady gives it away."
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Maybe I'm not watching the same clip, but everyone seems normal doing it. Someone said, "ME!" immediately. If they weren't used to it, wouldn't the kids have looked around, wondering what was happening? They didn't. Each paused, and prayed. Maybe they don't do it at every meal, but they certainly didn't look "lost" to me.
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"Kate actually said she wants to "CROSS her I's and cross her T's." I rewound to check. Maybe just cause I'm an English teacher, but it made me laugh."

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Really? Did they "fix it" for YouTube, because it clearly has her saying "DOT my I's."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQzFSZf3A0k

Anonymous said...

"Kate makes a huge deal about nutrition being so important to her and buying vegetables that were picked this morning and will end up on her table tonight and how much the kids love her chicken cacciatore and then, lo and behold, she's sitting at the table eating a salad out of a plastic take-out container. WTH?"
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Maybe it was left over from lunch and she didn't want to waste it, or maybe she doesn't like chicken cacciatore? Not everyone does!

Anonymous said...

"Cara's meltdown was HORRIBLE."
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My question is this: Why do they film these scenes? What possible viewing pleasure does anyone get out of them? TLC is concerned with ratings. This isn't going to help the situation when the ratings are going down, down, down. It's painful to watch these kids act out. The whining, fussing, crying gives one reason to just turn off the show. Who wants to watch this, knowing that these children's lives are in limbo right now? They are confused little people who don't know who is going to be there for them the next day, and then TLC is shoving cameras into their faces to record the end result of their stress, of their confusion. Why? Are there so many people out there in television land who are voyeurs, somehow enjoying watching other parents' kids self-destruct?

cheryl said...

Interesting, one site states that the show is at 14 min 58 sec of their 15 minutes of fame.
What is the Youtube address - some reason not accessing it. Maybe I'll
catch a rerun. Spoke of Elissa - is that Leah or Alexis???
Kate is acting desporate re her
so called 'career moves'.

ihatefrogs said...

So maybe this is the recipe Kate used (oops...sorry, Kate doesn't use recipes. I forgot.) Maybe she's being more authentic than we're giving her credit for.

Kate authentic? No way. Kate may have referred to the dish as 'chicken cattitori' but if you reflect back to the Sara Snow Visits episode , Sara Snow prepared a similar dish (sans chicken) and called it veggie stir fry. In the Sara Snow Visits episode, SARA SNOW also encourages shopping at your local fresh market where the produce is picked fresh that day. Although I dont recall Kate giving a shout out to her Amish 'friend' Henry. Clearly, Kate did not pay close enough attention to Sara Snow's lesson on how to prepare and cook with fresh veggies as evident by that soupy sloppy mess of a meal she served her family. IMO, Kate's expertise in the kitchen doesnt extend much beyond that of slicing and placing food in re usable plastic containers.

SafetyTrain said...

Elissa's reaction to Hannah is quite frightening, especially since all she wanted to give her a hug. Its the kind of reaction you'd see in someone when they're face to face with an angry dog who is going to lunge at them if they move too quickly. Perhaps Hannah's anger issues are the reason she's the only one of the kids who gets her own room. J&K said that she needed it because she has migraines. What four year-old has migraines to the extent that they need to have constant access to a private room? Sounds more like she gets stressed and angry very easily and needs to be separated from the other kids on a regular basis.

cheryl said...

As K claims she is 'close by' to watch the kids - maybe she is renting a carriage house of a neighbor, or bought another place to
also house the 'p'.
The foyer looks so junky with racks of shoes etc - a reincarnated Beverly
Hillbilly - IMHO.

Have a drink said...

I highly doubt that was a bottle of Vodka, but if it was, who cares? I know that it doesn't leave a great impression on the audience, but realistically she wasn't impaired, sloppy, or falling down. She's a grown woman who can have a drink whenever she darn well pleases. But again, I do NOT believe with one ounce of my being that it was a bottle of vodka. In fact, I kind of wish it were, but I truly don't believe that.

Really? said...

Also, some people are getting a bit too intense about nailing Kate on every single thing she does/doesn't do. Actually the kids as well. To the poster who said Aaden touched the hot corn... are you serious? Do you truly believe that the child hasn't had a hot meal? I mean come on, even if Kate's not there the babysitter must prepare them something. Plus we've seen them eat soup and pizza.

Kate sucks said...

So the robotups say "Jesus made it, Henry growed it, Mommy "cooked " it and we ate it" a lot huh? Kate giggles when she hears this and says "they say that every single time" we eat food from Henrys. So.... If she would visit poor naturally fertile Henry twice a day, that's a lot of incorrect grammar going on at the dinner table at Chez Gosselin. No one once thought to correct this so the kids can learn how it's really said? Single Mom sure misses plenty of oppotunities to teach these kids something. Remember the dude ranch episode when one of the boys asked what an elk was as they looked at one's bones? "An animal, " replied genius Kate. "What kind of animal?" the still hopeful boy asks. " A big animal," Kate replies. I hope their school is good, because they are learning nothing of consequence at home. They're gonna growed up ignorant

junebug said...

Allowing the tups to chew on diapers is just wrong. I understand when babies are teething they need to bite on things. I understand that children need their blankies from time to time. But at this age, for them to be chewing on diapers screams insecurities. I am a big believer that hugs and kisses go a long way. Soooo many times I wished I could reach through the tv screen and cuddle their worries away (because they were receiving neither). So sad.

pink tutu said...

ErinKate, the cousin Elissa video IS priceless. That poor sweet little girl in her tutu looks like she has just seen the Antichrist as she slowly backs away from the zombielike Hannah. In fact, I don't want to know what Hannah's face really looked like because what I have pictured in my head keeps cracking me up.

Maude said...

Can you imagine watching a cooking show and having the host show a plate of that mess Kate cooked!
It looked nasty! Colorless sauce, and soggy vegetables, yuck!

I agree, that was cooking wine or vinegar. I saw nothing that even remotely looked like a liquour bottle.

If you use cooking wine you should try using real wine. It gives a much better flavor to sauces. Cooking wine tends to have a lot of sugar and can alter the flavor too much. I can get mini bottles of name brand wines to use for cooking at my grocery and specialty store, right in the wine aisle. That way a big bottle doesn't go to waste if you can't use it all in a few days or if you don't want to drink it. I admit that last part is not a problem in my house. LOL!

I don't think it matters what ingredients that woman uses, she just can't cook! All those beautiful fresh veggies gone to waste. Too sad.

dolphinfoxx said...

I imagine the doctor refused to be on camera, so Khate couldn't spoil her film time and that is why she sent Cara with the Not-a-Sitter. It's unreal that she had an EVENING appt. with her doctor (c'mon! that would have been an after hours med clinic not her regular doc).


No, this wasn't an after hours clinic. I take my kids to the same doctor's office and they have hours up till 8pm during the week.

Maude said...

Anyways, here is a clip of Kate in the kitchen with the vodka.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKlzEv02Yb4

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Okay, I'll admit to enjoying a few cocktails now and again and that just doesn't look like any vodka bottle I've ever seen. It looks too small to be a liter and a pint isn't round in shape.

And why did I even care enough to comment!

fidosmommy said...

The wine Kate used may be regular drinking wine. Cooking wine is fine, but drinking wine is actually excellent for cooking.
It makes recipes taste just that much better. As noted above, some people won't cook with it unless they can also drink it. I have NEVER used cooking wine, but often cook with drinking wine. And I don't drink any "intoxicatin' beverages'.

We do remember there was a suggestion from an "in the know" person that Kate kept wine in the house, close at hand.

I do share the concern that it's on a lower shelf, no matter whether it's cooking or drinking wine. Too risky, IMO.

Maude said...

ErinKate said:
Sorry, the utube episode if called Cousin Elissa. It is about a minute long and you can only see the back of Hannah but Elissa's face is priceless. She looks like she has come face to face with the kid from the Omen. LOL. Check it out.

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OMG! You are so right! Alot of times I click on these links and don't see quite what the poster did, but that one was disturbing. The little girl was just trying to put her arm around Hannah. And the way she backed off while never taking her eyes off her...wow.
I also thought Maddie hitting her on the head with the pillow was way too forceful.

I'm sorry, these kids are HORRIBLY ill mannered. They are way too rough, they have no boundries with adults, no social skills, and act entitled to do anything they want anytime they want.

We know where that comes from thought don't we. Have we ever heard Kate guide them on how to behave? Or show them by example?No, she just rolls her eyes and tells the camera how tired she is. Or ignores the behavior all together.

These kids are going to get into some major trouble if they take those behaviors to school.

Laurie said...

I agree fidosmommy, I don't use cooking wine as it's a little too vinegar-ish to me. I will normally use a nice drinking wine or sherry. Sherry (I use Harvey's Bristol Cream) when added to a homemade cream soup (wild mushroom, etc) gives a lovely flavor.

Laurie said...

I agree with dolphinfoxx some doctors do have late hours - but normally reserve the late appointments for emergencies or working parents - huh, I guess kHate qualifies for both in this case (said very sarcastically)! When kHate called the doctor's office for an appointment she would have know how to phrase it to make it seem as if it was an emergency.

My vet(God bless her) is open two nights a week until 8 for those of us that work and aren't able to get off for daytime appointments to get shots, etc.

Laurie said...

Very funny Maude - I don't have a problem with getting rid of the leftover wine that I cook with either. I just don't like the tase of cooking wine. Although I don't find it too sweet (as I said earlier, I like to use a touch of sherry in my homemade cream soups) I find that it has too much of a vinegar flavor. I also use a good balsamic to flavor in addition to the wine.

8POE's said...

Response to Really?
I didn't say he's never had a hot meal. I said he's not accustomed to it. Not so long ago he didn't even know what COTB was. If he eats it all the time, he should know it's hot out of the pan w/out touching it.

He should also have been told by his mother. My mother told me all the time: "This is hot."

My point wasn't about him as much as his "mother."

leeroy said...

Lady Amish said...
I think the ratings would be better if it's Jon plus 8. Ratings dropped more since they cut off Jon.
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I think that would probably be the most boring show ever- all it would be is watching jon sneak away to talk to one of his girlfriends and smoke every 5 min... he acts like a good dad when the cameras are there but when they aren't he cant get out of there fast enough...

I do said...

Have a drink said:

highly doubt that was a bottle of Vodka, but if it was, who cares? I know that it doesn't leave a great impression on the audience, but realistically she wasn't impaired, sloppy, or falling down. She's a grown woman who can have a drink whenever she darn well pleases. But again, I do NOT believe with one ounce of my being that it was a bottle of vodka. In fact, I kind of wish it were, but I truly don't believe that.
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*If* it was true, then the answer to your "who cares?" question is me, because she got behind the wheel and drove Cara to the hospital.

abbra said...

I find it ironic that Kate is putting out a Cook Book yet she didn't even know that you parboil chicken before you grill it and she seemed lost when Emeril was whipping up dishes in her kitchen. It sounds like Kate was copying Giada De Laurentiis Chicken Cacciatore recipe off the Food Network cooking site.

Mary said...

Hi

a few things.

one lie... I thought Kate did not drive for a while. If so how did they go to Henry's farm once or twice a day.


Ohh silly people

Kate uses organgic water, pots and pans,


Mary

turn out the lights.... said...

the viewersip is lessening. since KI is jumping ship for anything that will offer her money, I think TLC will start to show more moments of the REAL kate, in order to wring every last nickel they can get out of her. viewers would tune in to see her 'better' moments. TLC, are you listeming??

anonymouse said...

It is not vinegar. Vinegar bottles don't have aluminum foil wrapped around the neck of the bottle that matches the cap.

It can't be wine either because corn on the cob, and chicken cacciatore does not require "wine" in its recipe.

So what did Kate cook that night that requires wine or vinegar?

Yeah, exactly...

cossysmom said...

"highly doubt that was a bottle of Vodka, but if it was, who cares?
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*If* it was true, then the answer to your "who cares?" question is me, because she got behind the wheel and drove Cara to the hospital."
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If she was drinking when she was cooking, it was early in the day (afternoon), she took Cara to the hospital at night...somewhere I got the impression it was after 8:30. (Did she mention that??) anyway, it was dark out and it was summer so it had to be after 8:30 or 9:00.

I'm not a fan of Kate's, and I rarely drink, but she is a grown woman after all.

fidosmommy said...

anonymouse said...
It is not vinegar. Vinegar bottles don't have aluminum foil wrapped around the neck of the bottle that matches the cap.

It can't be wine either because corn on the cob, and chicken cacciatore does not require "wine" in its recipe.

So what did Kate cook that night that requires wine or vinegar?

Yeah, exactly...

*****

Yes, several Chicken Cacciatore recipes do include a dry white wine. Check out Emeril's for one.
It's an optional ingredient in others.

PA Woman said...

anonymouse said...
It is not vinegar. Vinegar bottles don't have aluminum foil wrapped around the neck of the bottle that matches the cap.

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The wine vinegar I have has the aluminum wrap around the top. Also, I have various oils that have the aluminum around the top. Not to defend Kate, but any of these could have been used in the Chicken. If it was alcohol, I doubt it would have made it on camera.

Not all that knowledgeable said...

Re the cooking wine. I thought cooking wine was just regular wine but with salt added. No? (Although I guess it would have to be lower end because who would do that to good wine.)

tabloid reader said...

Even Kate's loyal gossip site is reporting the ratings are really bad. It says that's a good thing for family value because now we see that happy marriage equals high ratings.

Can't Kate and Jon see that tabloids are not their friends? Why are they still pimping their kids to tabloids.

Once the tabloids camp find out it's a losing cause to hype Kate as a good mom because no one buys into that and Kate might not get a show on national TV due to her lousy performance and lack of public interest. They just throw her under the bus.

The tabloids people should know that they will get more readers if they reveal the real Kate, the nasty Kate instead of putting lipstick on a pig.

Find out Kate goes every time Jon stays in the mansion with the children. Don't just write it with no proof. Show some pictures. That will get some curious readers.

Anonymous said...

Was the story about TLC/Kate having Jon sign a contract to continue the show yada, yada? I forget the rest. I do believe Kate was dumping on Jon. She was/is having the time her life jet-setting all around the country.I can hear her now,oh boy;whataworthless bum you are..SHE has to go out and bring home the money. You know, it always goes back to whining about how he should quit his job and stay home to help her with the kids. Either Kate is too lazy to be a Mother to her children or/and she lacks the Motherly gene? An other note I want to touch base on is Mady's little outburst. I do agree with whoever said about how Kate should be assuring the children, especially Mady and Cara, that everything is ok. I think that Mady and Cara would benefit tremendously if they got involved with some sort of organization such as Girl Scouts. Although Mady and Cara have different personalities, Cara being an outdoors girl and Mady is not, there is little bit of everything for young girls to explore. They definitely need a place to "blow off steam" - in a positive atmosphere, that is. I can see how they look after the little ones, such as when Joel or Collin (not sure which one) however, when the balloon got away- Mady came to the rescue. If they participated in Girl Scouts, they will learn about so much. It just seems that they are stuck between going to school and "babysitting" the tups. Yes, there are babysitters/nannys - which all the more reasons that the girls should/could be able to get away and do something positive.
One more thing, does anybody know what happened to Jenny? Maybe she went away to college? I can't figure out why Carla and her daughter are still in the picture. They must do some major butt- kissing for Kate to allow them to stick around! Wow...I mean, c'mon now, Carla should win some 'kinda award or cash for being not being kicked to the curb like the others. How the heck does she do it?

Single MOM? said...

fidosmommy said...
Yes, several Chicken Cacciatore recipes do include a dry white wine. Check out Emeril's for one.

9/25/2009 11:45 AM


Maybe that is what she had the laptop out for (although mine is out all the time) and maybe she printed out Emeril's recipe to try. Makes sense to me!

Single MOM? said...

Mary said...

one lie... I thought Kate did not drive for a while. If so how did they go to Henry's farm once or twice a day.
Mary

9/25/2009 11:01 AM

Actually Kate has always driven places. She just didn't like to drive on major interstates.

sally_m said...

anonymouse said...

It is not vinegar. Vinegar bottles don't have aluminum foil wrapped around the neck of the bottle that matches the cap.

It can't be wine either because corn on the cob, and chicken cacciatore does not require "wine" in its recipe.

So what did Kate cook that night that requires wine or vinegar?

Yeah, exactly...
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Look I'm not trying to defend Kate but to be fair there are possibly 100 different types of cooking vinegars on the market. I know for a fact that some brands have foil around the top, reason being there is one in my kitchen cabinet.

I think she was cooking dinner and used a little cooking wine of vinegar in the recipe.

8POE's said...

I missed a typo in my last post. I meant COTC. Corn on the cob.

Wendy said...

Ratings have dropped to 1.7 million for the past two episodes:

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/local_news/092409_Gosselin_ratings

My question is, what are the ratings for TLC's other shows? My memory is that, unfortunately, 1.7 million is still a very high number for a TLC show.

can't stand her said...

Really?, yes people are tough on Kate and nitpick her every word and action, but could she be asking more for it?the woman lies about everything! The separation, the nannies and other household staff, organic "cooking", how devoted she is to her kids, etc. Then there are the myriad stupid little lies that spill out of her mouth pretty much every time she speaks. No one gives a s--t if she goes to the organic veggie place twice a day or if she only cooks organic or if she's taking a long or a short hike with the boys at the dude ranch. But it sure is irritating to catch her in all these lies and makes you wonder WTF? Then there's the most sinister, self-serving lies of all. That her kids aren't working, that they are oblivious to the divorce, that she needs to be on tv to support them, and the behind the scenes manipulation of the media to make her look better and Jon look worse. He is the father of her kids but she doesn't love them or him enough not to badmouth him. So if Kate is gonna put herself and her wild monkey children out there and have the nerve to lie on camera, then she is gonna get ripped apart. She's too dense to figure that out and keeps on lying; in fact, it seems to be getting worse.

fidosmommy said...

Single MOM? said...

Actually Kate has always driven places. She just didn't like to drive on major interstates.

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Or driving hither, thither and yon.
But that had more to do with taking a boys-only trip. I believe
that was her reason for not going.

The Amazing Kate said...

Lordy Be!!! I just checked in & you mean to say that Kate went to a Farmer's Market, then the Playground, then home & Cooked, then Played with her kids too. But then had to go out at 8PM cuz Cara was hurt. Phew, how does she do it? She must be a SuperMom. She must have needed 6 weeks of bed rest for that day!! I'm exhausted just thinking about it. And she had no help, no crew, no babysitters, no nannies,and enough money for food & gas & off work...Just her & the 8 kids!!! WOW. What a Gal.

Laurie said...

Ahhhh....the light bulb just went on. When I was talking about cooking wine in an earlier post I was thinking of wine vinegar which is why I said it was too vinegar-ish. However even the the recipe calls for "cooking wine", I always add drinking wine.

I do said...

highly doubt that was a bottle of Vodka, but if it was, who cares?
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*If* it was true, then the answer to your "who cares?" question is me, because she got behind the wheel and drove Cara to the hospital."
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If she was drinking when she was cooking, it was early in the day (afternoon), she took Cara to the hospital at night...somewhere I got the impression it was after 8:30. (Did she mention that??) anyway, it was dark out and it was summer so it had to be after 8:30 or 9:00.

I'm not a fan of Kate's, and I rarely drink, but she is a grown woman after all.

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Hi Cossymom,
I totally understand your point, but you're assuming (again, if it's true) there was only one drink while fixing dinner. From what that anonymous former staffer reported a few months back, there was a fair amount of drinking going on at night.

Jill said...

"The tootbrushes are still in the kitchen?"

OK, I'm by no means a germaphobe but it totally and completely grossed me out when they brushed the kids' teeth at the kitchen table on one of the old shows. I was still watching the show then, but I remember thinking how incredibly disgusting that was. PLEASE tell me they're not still doing that!!! I also remember later reading about how Kate fired a nurse or helper for washing her hands in the kitchen sink, and I thought, "that's ironic coming from a woman who brushes her children's teeth at the breakfast table."

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