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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GoPoshGo said...

fidosmommy said...

One article smartly pointed out that Jon and Kate Plus 8 is the most expensive of the TLC shows.
When it costs more to produce it than it brings in, it's gone.

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I find this fact to be so ironic and also very telling. A "reality" show that merely documents what people are naturally doing every day (J&K's consistent claim) should be the cheapest form of entertainment to produce: no "talent," no studio, no writers, etc etc. We've all seen photos of the "crew": a camera guy, a sound guy, and a producer, maybe some random PAs.

So what could TLC be spending so much money on to produce this show??????? Let's see:

* $75,000 per episode to the Greedlings

* airfare for 10 to countless destinations

* any trip that was not a donated advertisement from a resort

* Kate's body guards

* Kate's assistent

* Kate's publicist/PR team

* Multiple nannies/babysitters

* Upkeep of the Greedling estate (lawn care, house cleaning, pool maintenance)

* chauffer services

Reality my a$$.

kate's missing sense said...

Obviously this cooking segment was intended as a preamble for Kate's cookbook ghostwritten by someone else.

The funny thing about it was that Kate has no idea how to be the food spokesmodel she aspires to be. She droned on and on in her monotonous voice about organic, freshly picked, wholesome delicious, etc etc but her prep and presentation of the food was unappetizing, dreary, and more suited to a lunchlady on heavy doses of lithium than the Rachel Ray, Giada or Martha Stewart she wants to be.

Unlike those others who know how to showcase food as the the real star of the show, Kate appeared to not want the food to steal her thunder, minimizing it and talking endlessly and only about her own boring self.

The saddest thing was it's apparent the kids are deprived of all the trappings of a real home cooked meal, a real plate, real silverware, the main course in the center of the plate flanked by side dishes.

Seriously, who puts the main dish, the fabulous chicken cacciotore in a miniscule portion on the side compartment (intended for a small side or condiment) of an institutional sectioned plate? Instead, the main compartment of the plate got the meager half ear of corn, too hot in temperature for children to eat.

Where's the joy? The presentation? The sense of abundance? And the way she served it up, plopping tiny portions violently on the side corner of the plate, made me very sad. She sucks.

And the overabundance of ice cream was silly and weird. Is she trying to ingratiate herself to her children with excessive amounts of sugar? I'll bet she is.

Ohio Buckeye said...

So, according to K8, she invented the idea of keeping toothbrushes on two floors? Wowzer, that IS amazing. Why, that's BEYOND mere 'Mom Logic'... it is absolutely genius! Wait, I'm going to write down this gem of motherly wisdom and efficiency...

AND she created the strawberry flag cake, too???

Somebody better tell Al Gore he now has competition... K8's surely a contender for the Nobel Prize with these impressive contributions to life on planet earth.

Ohio Buckeye said...

Jill said..
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I thought the exact same thing re: Germaphobic K8 worrying about 'cross contamination' from handwashing in the kitchen sink and disallowing bare feet on hotel carpeting YET it's acceptable at Chez Gosselin to brush teeth and hair AS WELL AS remove Jon's hairplug surgery staples, all at the dining table?

I think K8ie Irene must've flunked her Nursing Microbiology and Asceptic Technique classes.....

fidosmommy said...

I think K8ie Irene must've flunked her Nursing Microbiology and Asceptic Technique classes.....

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Or the instructor promised her a decent grade if she'd agree to not show up to class. Ever.

yeaisaidthat said...

So what could TLC be spending so much money on to produce this show??????? Let's see:


Let's not forget Kate's personal makeup artist. You know the one that applied Kate's makeup to perfection for the 'big announcement' episode where Kate's concern over 'ruining her makeup' was more believable than her attempt to bring on the water works over the break up of her marriage.

Kimber said...

From Radaronline.com:

Here’s another reason to support family values: Happy marriage = high ratings.

Jon takes the twins to Starbucks

Jon and Kate Gosselin, once the reality show poster couple for the all-American family, are in danger of succumbing to -- gasp! -- low ratings. Since announcing their plans to divorce, the pair’s reality show, Jon & Kate Plus 8, has consistently dropped in viewers. And on Monday, the show hit its all-time low, attracting just 1.714 million viewers.

Video: John Loves Being A Dad

To put it in perspective, when the reality show returned for a one-hour special on June 22 following the Gosselins announcement that they were separating, 10.6 million people tuned in to watch. That’s an 84 percent plunge in viewership. And the drop has been consistent. Since August 3, the show has lost 62 percent of viewers. According to TVbythenumbers.com, 4.2 million people watched Jon & Kate Pus 8 on August 3. On Aug. 10, 3.4 million tuned in. 3 million watched on Aug. 17, and this last Monday, the show got just 1.714 million viewers.

homeschooler said...

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?
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No one should win an award for turning a blind eye to the abuse of children. She keeps her mouth shut in order to keep her job. Same for Ashley. It's all about the money and the perks! She says it's "for the kids" just like Kate, but I'm not buying it!

Anonymous said...

"- How about a trip to Italy? Kate can check to see if her Chicken Cacciatore recipe is authentic or not."
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What happened to the family trip to Korea to find their roots? What about the Korean baby they were going to adopt? She had the middle name selected. Is that put on reserve for another time, another husband?

texas two step said...

Yeah, TLC is cutting their budget on j&k+8, starting with paying off the tabloids and on line tabloids.
Nothing this week on them at the check out (YIPPEE), and additional to KIMBER's radaronline report below.... this is what ole Perezzie Hilton had to say.....
THE TIDES ARE TURNING!!!!
-----------------------------------They might not have a choice, considering how badly the show has been doing the last several weeks.

Once the mega show of the TLC network (thanks to their tabloid shenanigans), Jon & Kate Plus Eight is now lacking its original draw of a happy family and/or the tabloid drama. So, it's ratings are tanking!

As of its latest airing this week, the show hit its all-time low, attracting just 1.714 million viewers. (10.6 million people tuned in to see Jon and Kate Gosselin announce they were getting a divorce.)

We think it's time to put this one to bed,folks and let the kids live out of the spotlight for awhile. Well, as much as a group of 8 children can who grew up in front of America's eyes and have media-whoring parents!

Ohio Buckeye said...

Fido'sMommy, re: K8's instructor trading K8 a passing Micro & Asceptic Technique grade for K8's promise to go away and NEVER return to class... HILARIOUS, Fido's Mom - thanks for the laugh!!!

Wonder what we'd all have to do to get K8 to promise to go permanently away from our TV programming?

kateistupid said...

What happened to the family trip to Korea to find their roots? What about the Korean baby they were going to adopt? She had the middle name selected. Is that put on reserve for another time, another husband?

I wonder if Kate still wishes she was Korean?

PaMa said...

Let's not forget the cost of a trip for 9 to Alaska. Didn't Kate recently mention somewhere, maybe at one of the Women's Shows, that Alaska was the place she'd most like to visit?

stopthemadness 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???
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OMG! Was that sound guy the one who left Jon & Kate? I too wondered when the girls talked about how they LOVED the Duggars and had explicit reasons why, as to liking their family, if they were making a slap at J&K - thinking that maybe they, like us, have watched that show and hate these adults' behavior. Or possibly have read about them on the internet and were making a comment based on that comparison.
every reality family now and criticisms of it will be taken in the light of the worst behaving and (formerly) most viewed family...
To know this was J&K's former sound guy makes a world of difference. I'm surprised TLC let that commentary get on air. It's obviously a bash at the Gosselins and not just the parents. She is discussing the whole FAMILY as being so nice, and the same on air as off, when she makes that comment - not the parents. Methinks the Sound Man's Daughter has either seen or heard at home some very pointed criticisms of Gosselin family. You hate to think they are discussing what would have been 4 year olds... but Mady and Cara's behavior as older kids who are old enough to know how to behave and to know that cameras are on them, makes me think she may be also referring to them as an unreal, reality "acting" family that leaves something to be desired in their niceness.

At least her dad had the ethics to remove himself from a situation he couldn't countenance. HE may be under nondisclosure but his children are not. They got their slam in - point taken. The Gosselins are phony and not nice.

Surprise.

Kate's fool said...

fidosmommy said...

One article smartly pointed out that Jon and Kate Plus 8 is the most expensive of the TLC shows.
When it costs more to produce it than it brings in, it's gone.
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and who pays for all of Kate's trips to The View or Mom Logic? It must be TLC. Kate, I am sure, takes here entrouage with her everywhere she goes.

fidosmommy said...

and who pays for all of Kate's trips to The View or Mom Logic? It must be TLC. Kate, I am sure, takes here entrouage with her everywhere she goes.

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You could be right, but my bet is TLC does NOT pay for these trips unless Kate is there to promote Jon and Kate Plus 8. I would think ABC Entertainment
division would pay for her The View appearances (2 trips because Friday's show was pretaped on Tues)
and whoever owns Mom Logic would pay for her journey there.

Knowing Kate, she most likely made sure her bodyguard was included in the list of necessities to pack at the hosts' expense.

stopthemadness said...

Because of the low viewership and the price of doing fancy holiday destinations Im guessing TLC will not shell out for long trips for these pepole. Which leaves us with fishing and picking and eating corn. Surely Kate has higher expectations and will be screaming that viewers WANT to see and her children DESERVE to have better opportunities, in order to make the show "interesting."

Too bad. Trips to the dentist and to a local farm seem to be on the menu.

If TLC was using the corn cooking to gauge people's interest in Kate and cooking - like for a show? - it's a big miss. Emeril gave her a clue as to how to make it interesting, including the kids, talking about the food - she fell back on her big mouth and slapping abilities and brought zip to that as well.

Then we have the sammonella episode which highights both her cluelessness as to how to cook decent food that won't kill you never mind be edible or delicious.

I'll be surprised if anyone publishes her cookbook and if so if they sell more than 100,000 of those or whatever it takes to cover the publication, book signing tours, advertisement, etc.

I could put together a better cook book using recipes from Campbell's Soup cans and family recipes from my grandma's truck stop diner and our holiday meals or even easy 30 minute prep-to-table meals for families - any of us could.

Kate's grilled chicken recipe"

Put chicken on grill. Make mooing noises about how hard it is to have to do this all on your own, and cry about not knowing how. Serve your kids bloody undercooked rubbery chicken "marinated" for ten minutes in bottled salad dressing.

Bury this in the back yard. Call for your chef to prepare something more appetizing, or phone Domino's.

Bon appetite!!

lola said...

Is the show canceled yet? Is it? No?!!! Yawn... Wake me up when it's canceled.

hmmm chewies really said...

i havent watched in a while... but someone mentioned the 'chewies'...

omg. they still have the chewies??? STILL???

wow.

home cook said...

TLC people, you can't sell Kate to me as a home cook like Rachael Ray or domestic diva like Martha.

First of all, you see the food she serves her children is lame, just chips, juice, yogurt, whatever. Lots of packaged food. That's not cooking. That's called assembling a plate and serve.

Second, when she finally cooks, it's just a pile of mush. It's so gross. I have seen homeless shelters serve better food than that on TV. Eww, I rather just eat chips and yogurt. Oh, her poor children.

It's obvious Kate is too lazy to use her hands. She likes to be pampered, that's all. I have never seen anybody who loves spa treatment more than this pig. That woman just loves to sit on her lard ass and make people serve her. It's a stretch to turn her into a domestic diva. She can't even fake it. Every time the producer makes her cook on camera, she always looks miserable and bored. She must be thinking "why can't we film it in a spa?"

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't be so hard on Carla and her daughter. First of all, a job is a job and we all have had to put up with nasty bosses we despised at one time or another in order to make a living. Secondly, we have always seen Ashley especially to be kind to the children. The ratings are so low because nobody is interested in watching Can't-Do Khate. The Kons have become laughing stocks, what type of mom "logic" would allow a mom to stay home to play game night and the babysitter take the kid to the doctor? Disgusting. I say thank goodness for Ashley, a kid herself, but at least she is caring and kind.

dream dream dream said...

Have you noticed that after the ratings fell under 2 millions, you haven't see these two morons/parents do shopping spree lately? They are in rude awakening now. The 10 million rating for that tabloid hyped divorce announcement episode gave them illusion that they were future Brat and Angelina heading for big things. It turned out people just tuned in to see train wreck, no more than that.

You give them too much money, Kate and Jon just waste it and forget their children. Because there's too much temptation of "interesting" lifestyle and delusional dreams of becoming big stars without any talent and hard work, they can't resist and their children have to take a backseat.

They don't deserve the money. They need to to knocked back down to the middle class life, so they will sit home to save money. They will look at the kids and truly appreciate that the kids still love their parents even though the world is disgusted by their behaviors and people laugh at their lack of talent and pathetic star dream.

just wondering said...

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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Sorry. That's a bottle of white wine. Looks like a bottle of sauterne to me.

Steph said...

I made dinner "from scratch" tonight using some veggies from the Farmer's market, just like Kate. The difference? I started the chicken marinade this morning, before work, and made plenty of veggies and rice to add to it, so it would make everyone full.

I am not a chef, and I am certainly not going to make a cook book. And nothing was organic. But we are full and it was delicious.

It isn't hard to make a decent dinner, and most of us DO cook at home. We just don't act like it is a huge deal because we do it every day.

momof4inpa said...

(off and on lurker and first time poster here so go easy on me)

When the show started, it was all about the kids, and somewhere along the line, it became about Kate, Kate and more Kate, but I digress and have a few points to make about this episode.

1. Henry and his organic farm stand. I don't doubt that he is , but for all her talk about making sacrifices to eat organically, if she visited his stand so much, you would think she would have let it slip at some point that she just loves going to local farms to purchase fresh produce. Spoon in the van door is very disturbing.

2. Cocoa Castle. Very interesting how no kids were there that day, but there were people at the park, or maybe that is Steve and the babysitter? (I still cant get past the phobia she has of the word nanny)?

Anyway, it got me thinking of the other time we saw the family at Cocoa Castle, and it was back in Season 3, the Memorial Day picnic episode, so I watched that on youtube, and found something kinda interesting. About 12:20 into it Kate starts talking about how wonderful her church is, how they are non-judgemental, and they leave them alone. If thats the case, why at 12:28 do we see Steve next to them? Are there so many "crazed" fans who leave them alone at their church that they have to take a body guard to church with them?

On the subject of the bodyguard, why don't the REAL stars of the show, the kids, have one? Why not John? Why is it that only Kate needs a bodyguard every where she goes, even when she is at home? It makes no sense at all to me.

3. Chicken with slop on the side. Why didn't Kate eat it? Didn't she eat the food that Emeril made at her house that her kids helped with? If her cooking is so darn good, why doesnt she ever eat it? And is it just me, or has it seemed like every time we see the kids eat its just a couple of grapes or baby carrots and a few crackers and some cheese, but always some big dessert thing, like the ice cream or pudding? And since when are MnMs organic? Wasn't that the potty training treat? I know not everything they eat is organic, but the way she talks organic this that and the other thing, she makes it sound like thats all she buys.

4. Family game night. What a farce. Those poor kids thinking they would have some fun family time, but in usual Kate fashion, she has to do it all herself to make it go faster, and so she can win, just like hitting the pinatas at the kids birthday party.

5. The ankle. I have 4 kids. I know which kid will tend to over exagerate a sickness/injury, and which one will be stoic about it almost to his own detriment, so I wont judge Kate on her decision to wait on the ankle, but I will about her decision to send her with the nanny to the doctors. Cara wasnt worth her time or energy to take to the doctor herself? Yes it would be a big hassle to haul them all to the doctors, but its not impossible.

Kate just plain ole irrates me I guess. From the screaming in ToysRUs, to the flippin out meltdown on the airplane, to the cant stand people in my kitchen nonsense, she is such a mess, and I feel really bad for her kids, coz Jon isnt there for her to scream at anymore, and she has to scream, we all know it, and the dogs are now gone, that just leaves those little kids. What a sad sad life for them.

Just one more thing. She mentioned at the conference that she was almost close enough to see them, and someone speculated that she was maybe staying in Jon's above the garage apartment. I don't think thats the case at all. I would be more inclined to think NANNY CAM (or not-a-nanny babysitter cam). That would explain her showing up at the gate that night unannounced, and allow to to still be a control freak with everything else. Just a thought.

Jiggles said...

sauterne is a bit yellow or apple juice looking. what was on the table was way to clear.

anyways, someone who use to work with the Gosselins did admit that Kate does have a drinking problem. Google it.

They also talk about the plastic spoon Kate uses to spank her kids.

Anonymous said...

"On the subject of the bodyguard, why don't the REAL stars of the show, the kids, have one?"

They do. Steve. He doesn't provide security for Kate alone; he goes with Kate and the kids, as he did with Kate, Jon and the kids.

konspiracytheory said...

momof4inpa said:

(off and on lurker and first time poster here so go easy on me)

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Loved your first post - very insightful!

rural mom said...

Food is mentioned a lot on this show, mostly that the kids are going to melt down if they are not given sugar. They get a lot of it, cake, suckers, popsicles, ice cream, cinnamon buns, Starbucks, M&Ms... these kids are constantly seeking out their rewards. I think sugar is the carrot used to keep them filming. As for meals, Kate keeps insisting she cooks organic meals from scratch but these too seem to be episodic events, and while she is being filmed making the soup from scratch or the casserole, her kids are dining on Kraft services fruit and cheese plates

She didn't earn it said...

Sandra Bernhard said it all when she said about Kate..."don't get too used to the lifestyle honey, you haven't earned it."

Never appreciated it said...

When Jon and Kate look back shortly and reflect on what they HAD and took for granted and how they are back to being nobodies, maybe then will they realize how they abused the gift they were given and lost. THEN they can both go back to shopping at Kmart, not at Gucci. What a huge waste of money that people kill themselves working for and never get. Back to eating SOUPS again Kate.

Bev said...

Regarding the sound guy on the Duggars' show: He was doing both shows for a while so I'm not sure he left the Gosselins and is doing only the Duggars...I think he does both. I saw him on earlier episodes of the Duggars and was seeing him on the Gosselins show, too. Scott did the same thing. Scott's family actually spent a Christmas with the Duggars..they went on some religious thing together. I think these guys do multiple shows at once...I don't think they just do "one show" and only one show. They wouldn't get paid much if they did that. So I think it's a stretch to "guess" that they hated the Gosselins or disapproved or made reference or whatever. That's stretching it a bit.

Yes and No said...

Yes there probably is a nanny cam - there would have to be because they are both gone so much and she is such a control freek she'd want to know what is going on in "her house". Notice I didn't say she'd want to know what is going on with the kids...she doesn't care as much about them as she does about "her" things.

No that wasn't vodka. I think that it was some type of wine that she was using to cook.

whereisthesunshine said...

I have heard Kate claim numerous times that being in the kitchen cooking is one of her favorite places to be. If the kitchen is Kate's 'comfort zone', I certainly didnt get that impression by watching the most recent of J & K + 8. What I witnessed was a woman robotically going through the motions of preparing and serving a meal (cafeteria style) and appeared more out of her element than in. After boasting about her access to fresh organic vegetables and spending a long day preparing and cooking the family meal, Kate doesnt even partake in the prepared meal with her children but rather chows down on what appears to be a 'take out' salad instead. For some one that has a cook book in the works, not eating the food prepared by your own hands really isnt representing a good example as a cook or confidence in your own 'recipe'. Im not even going to get on my soap box about the kids table manners, or lack thereof.

stopthemadness said...

Kate's missing sense said
The saddest thing was it's apparent the kids are deprived of all the trappings of a real home cooked meal, a real plate, real silverware, the main course in the center of the plate flanked by side dishes.

Seriously, who puts the main dish, the fabulous chicken cacciotore in a miniscule portion on the side compartment (intended for a small side or condiment) of an institutional sectioned plate? Instead, the main compartment of the plate got the meager half ear of corn, too hot in temperature for children to eat.

Where's the joy? The presentation? The sense of abundance? And the way she served it up, plopping tiny portions violently on the side corner of the plate, made me very sad. She sucks.
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The biggest trapping of a real home cooked meal is that the kids get to help. Not just take the empty salad dressing bottle to the recycling bin but be involved. Where's the joy, where's the real dishes instead of cafeteria or orphanage trays, where's the joy, and yeah - where are the kids? Can she not be filmed interatcing with them because it's so hideous to watch? I did go to youtube to see the Mady-Cara meltdown over the instruments and wondered if all 8 were in the kitchen helping or doing anything if kate's behavior and reaction to them, the sarcasm, the yelling, the control issues, the eye rolling - would be so painful and embarrassing that even TLC won't air it. We saw how she reacted when they made their cupcakes or anything else, either freaking out, or at the cookie deal in Hawaii, sitting pouting over in the corner "sad" because Mady couldn't be there. I think in fact sad because the shef probably told her to sit down and STFU, because he wanted to control the situation, after all, it does reflect on the hotel and on him and his staff. at that point I think Kate started to feel upstaged by the KIDS. We note that after that episode it has become all about Kate. Kate's "wit" her tantrums her rushing to upstage the kids and get her face on camera even when she has to put a popcorn box on her head and screech like she's demeted to steal the stage.
Having kids in the kitchen would obviously mean shots of THEM and not just all shots of HER. Easy solution - put them in the basement.
No grace, no mealtime talk about how was your day, no example of mom eating the same slop she expects to dish out to them. When dinner's over get your ice cream and run away, someone else will clean up after you.

fidosmommy said...

Right on, Momof4inPA, and welcome!

You said.....
And since when are MnMs organic? Wasn't that the potty training treat? I know not everything they eat is organic, but the way she talks organic this that and the other thing, she makes it sound like thats all she buys.

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I remember when somebody (Jodi? Jon? ) gave each kid a lollipop. Kate heard about it while on the interview couch, groaned, then asked "were they organic?". They weren't. She was unhappy.

Shopping at Henry's: I remember when she took her boatload of coupons to the store to show us how she utilizes them. She picked up grapes (on sale), but I don't recall any other vegetables or fruit. Did she mention then that she shopped at Henry's? It would have been the perfect time, telling America "My bill came to X dollars, I got X dollars off because of my coupons, but this did not include the fruits and vegetables I pick up all summer from my Amish friend Henry so it's not a completely fair number - I've got more shopping to do at the farm. If I recall properly, that episode was filmed during warm weather because she was wearing summery clothes, so Henry's stand might have been in business.

One idea: the food store she was
patronizing was giving groceries to her gratis, so she wasn't about to mention some other source for produce? Maybe?

I also wonder if it was Henry's farm where they shot the pumpkin patch episode several seasons ago.

fidosmommy said...

Kate's Missing Sense said....

Seriously, who puts the main dish, the fabulous chicken cacciotore in a miniscule portion on the side compartment (intended for a small side or condiment) of an institutional sectioned plate? Instead, the main compartment of the plate got the meager half ear of corn, too hot in temperature for children to eat.

Where's the joy? The presentation? The sense of abundance? And the way she served it up, plopping tiny portions violently on the side corner of the plate, made me very sad. She sucks.

And the overabundance of ice cream was silly and weird. Is she trying to ingratiate herself to her children with excessive amounts of sugar? I'll bet she is.

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This may have been the first time Kate ever made Chicken Cacciatore.
This may have been the first time her children had ever eaten it. So, small portions were cooked to see if it's a hit or a miss. If they liked it, she might actually make enough to feed them, including herself. When I saw the skillet she was cooking it in, my first thought was "how is that going to feed 9 people?"

Also, we didn't see the kids plates after they were finished eating her creation. Remember when Emeril cooked, they cleaned their plates and were grinning. Have to wonder how Mom's Home Cookin' went over with them.

Ice cream seems to be the treat of choice. We've seen several paparrazzi photos of the kids nibbling on ice cream. And when they were at Disney (who could forget?) she chose to give them ice cream because it was a quick
sugar rush when they were tired.

Oh, oh, MAYBE the triple barrel bowl of ice cream was their reward if they didn't gripe about the Chicken Cacciatore and didn't refuse to eat it while the cameras were rolling! ;-)

anonymouse said...

Why are the kids still being fed with prison trays? Even the 9yo's?

Anonymous said...

"It isn't hard to make a decent dinner, and most of us DO cook at home. We just don't act like it is a huge deal because we do it every day."
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And we don't have a camera crew filming it because who would want to watch it?
Here's hoping...

fidosmommy said...

Whoever is watching Monday's episode, please take note of Cara and her foot injury. Thanks.

Tess said...

For what it is worth - my take on the G's money - it's probably all but gone. Hence the scrambling. Delayed gratification just doesn't seem to be their style. I hope I'm wrong.

shel said...

Regarding the sound guy on the Duggars' show: He was doing both shows for a while so I'm not sure he left the Gosselins and is doing only the Duggars...I think he does both. I saw him on earlier episodes of the Duggars and was seeing him on the Gosselins show, too. Scott did the same thing. Scott's family actually spent a Christmas with the Duggars..they went on some religious thing together. I think these guys do multiple shows at once...I don't think they just do "one show" and only one show. They wouldn't get paid much if they did that. So I think it's a stretch to "guess" that they hated the Gosselins or disapproved or made reference or whatever. That's stretching it a bit.
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If you watched from mid season 4 or any of the repeats from then there names scott and Mike are no longer on the credits havent been for some time. Kate made a point of saying they handpicked their own crew. when they got the dogs Joel wanted to name his scott and Kate said that is why we are naming them.

bbeau said...

I just don't get the organic fixation. I think for Kate it's not about feeding her kids the healthiest food, organic is more of a status symbol to her.

I equate it to her dressing her kids in only certain clothing lines and not accepting cribs that were used and not matching. Everything is a status symbol to her. They'll thrive just fine in Walmart or used clothing or not matching cribs.

There's the sense to entitlement again. We're way to good for that. She wants everyone to know that they don't eat just plain everyday food like the rest of us, its ORGANIC!!!!

I'm sure there are benefits of eating organic to some extent, but most of us cannot afford to eat EVERYTHING organic and our kids will grow to be as healthy as hers I'm sure.

Adrienne said...

Kate lets us know that Henry was the first Amish person she met. I guess she didn't see "Witness".

Since when does seeing a movie constitute meeting someone?

J&KDropBy said...

Am I the only one who is bothered by the fact that the 5-year-olds are still in high chairs and bibs? Seriously?

Kaki said...

All I have to say is what are those poor kids going to be like when they hit their teens? Kate, the control freak, is going to have a swell time relating to the kids then. She can't even enjoy them when they are cute and cuddly! What is she going to be like when they get hormonal? I applaud Jon for wanting to get the kids off the show. The sooner the better.

GeekSandwich said...

" I'm no parenting expert, but I recommend keeping mallets out of children's reach. "

I enjoy this site, I really do.
I enjoy the recaps, the information you guys provide, and all the hysterical comments you guys make!

But this is the one thing that bothers me...
Some people tend to make a big deal over a tiniest things.

Like fishing. Since when did fishing become a bad, dangerous thing? I'm the oldest of eight kids, and when we went fishing, we all had a great time! No one got hurt and the kids really enjoyed it!

And what's wrong with Gator Golf? It's a game people! A GAME!

Like I said, I really like this site, but sometimes you all overreact about certain thing.

Do you want them to live inside a padded box?

~Maddy

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