Tuesday, May 7, Dinner for Forty, 9:00 PM (Season 7)

The Duggar household fills up fast when trainer Steve's family, along with Pastor Howard and his family come by for a super-sized dinner. We check in with Joseph on his emergency rescue training boot camp. And, Michael finally moves into his own room.

(30 minutes)

28 comments:

Ty's Mom said...

Let me guess, they cook Tater-tot Casserole. *yawn*

Pam said...

This will be interesting. Trainer Steve said no more Tater tot casserole! Whatever will they serve?

londonbridges said...

It should prove interesting to see just how serious their diet/life-style changes are, especially when their personal trainer is eating with them. Tater-tot casserole should definitely not be on the menu. JMHO.

Rudy Tecat said...

My guess is frozen lasagna and green beans and garlic bread. But, maybe this time they'll do frozen pizzas. Hmmmm...this is a real cliff-hanger.

hannah said...

He seems to moving into a crib, which he is seen climbing out of. Why not get twin beds?

Buddy Free said...

On pins and needles ---- with anticipation *HA* *NOT*

Anonymous said...

It would certainly be a change to see the girls actually cooking a real meal. How about roasting some turkeys and giving the dieting duo a nice portion of turkey breast and a selection of fresh or frozen broccoli, brussel sprouts, spinach and/or carrots. A green salad with low fat or no fat dressing. Fresh fruit for dessert. Beats TTC....

ES lady said...

I agree with offering a healthy meal. It will cost more than TTC, which should not be a problem. It also takes more work than TTC, but there are plenty of hands to help. Jim Bob has said that he has eaten a can of green beans for dinner. That is not sustainable. I think the girls stay thin by limiting their portions of the casserole dinners. The boys have their youthful metabolism on their side. JB has neither of these. It would be good if they all started eating healthier. That is a challenge for many of us. The junk food is easier, tastier, cheaper and faster. I won't criticize their weight issues. Good for the Duggars for moving in a healthier direction.

Nana Sew Dear said...

Jeez,how about planting a salad garden? That's the kind of thing I thought we'd be seeing when this show first began.

Rudy Tecat said...

I guess the Duggar rules about saving money only apply when there is no extra work involved, ie: buying old canned goods instead of planting a vegetable garden.

puddin' said...

I was grossed out by Anna's lack of cleanliness when she made the baby themed food....just roll it right into the trays ((( what ??? We have all seen sooo many Duggar meals...TLC whats your problem...Needing new material!

hannah said...

Why does Anna use paper? Its not too many dishes.

hannah said...

Okay, why keep putting him in the crib if he keeps getting out? He could of fallen and hit his head. He is an adorable little boy. I mean use a crib tent or just put the mattresses on the floor.

Judy said...

I have to say, I do think Anna is a wonderful mother.

CMGarcia said...

Regarding Michael climbing out of the crib...It's actually good what Anna did. I've seen the same technique used on Supernanny and other nanny shows.

Dee said...

Could someone explain to Jim Bob that it's not over-eating at just one meal that packs the pounds on.

Also, I think they should be allowed occasional treats - it's not very realistic to permanently give up something - it just makes it that much more tempting and makes you over-eat when you finally give in to temptation.

Penny said...

Time for Josh and Anna to invest in bunk beds and set them up as two single beds-Michael has outgrown the crib-climbing in and out. Mckynzie does not need that big bed-she's barely sleeping in it-sleeping at the foot and on top of the spread. They do not use it for guests-they set them up in the camper. Also if they are staying in that house-not moving to DC-decorate it as a children's room.

puddin' said...

Ditto Penny! I wonder why they do not decorate the kids room...probably to busy makin' more kids. DECORATE THAT ROOM for Your Blesssings its not hard. Watched both of the shows ..and i fell asleep so if not for anything else..got a good nap out of it.

Ashley said...

Good point about them using the camper for guests. I always figured they kept the big bed so they would have a place for guests to sleep (that's what my sister does, her kids sleep in it and then move to sleeping bags when guests are over), but they did say they don't do that when Priscilla and David visited. Hmm.

I guess I won't be watching this weeks episode...I usually buy it on Amazon, but they split this week's up so each one is $2 for 20 minutes...usually it is $2 for the whole hour. That probably makes me a cheapskate but it's not worth $4 to me. :) I wish they would put it on Hulu Plus.

Sharla said...

They made the top 100 cable shows for both episodes this week. This one had .98 M viewers and a .3 rating.

I believe both episodes of the Little Couple outpaced the Duggars.

Leigh Ann said...

What they really need to do is get a twin over full bunkbed. Both kids can share the bottom bed for now. When the new baby is ready to move out of the crib the Mackenzie will be big enough for the top bunk. What they really need is a bigger house. And Josh needs to keep in mind that realistically he's not going to be able to afford what his parents have, probably at any point in his life. Hopefully they won't have that many kids. Isn't Anna one of eight? Maybe super-fertility doesn't run in her family.

Nancy said...

What is it with Duggars and dishwashers? Josh and Anna have one; I've seen it along the wall across from the fridge. The Duggars have at least two; apparently their industrial one is only good for seeing if your camera will still work after leaving it in there while wasting water to run the machine.

Special Ed Lady said...

Folks tend to say fertiltiy and Anna. It takes two, could he Josh's issue,

ch said...

If Im right Anna and Mitchell said that trainer Steve had Jimbob and Josh do silly thing , ladies this is called a workout with trainer Steve

Faith said...

I thought the same thing about the big bed in the kids' room. Not only is it impractical given the fact that only kids sleep in it, but it takes up so much room.

I was, however, pleased to see that they stuck with the decision to make Michael sleep in the new room, even though he cried & got up repeatedly. Anna was spot-on when she said that giving in would only make the transition worse.

Last thought, anyone else notice that Anna was still in her clothes in the middle of the night even though Josh was wearing pjs?

Nancy said...

That's because it wasn't the middle of the night. If you still have it on DVD, check the timestamps. They all clearly say 12:--PM, not AM. Someone got a screenshot of them on that oversized sectional and you could see that someone hung a towel or robe over the window in their front door. Also, the final shot of Mack sleeping? Light is streaming in BEHIND the closed curtain above her head.

I think the camera crew went home at 9pm one night and showed up at noon the next day (lord knows we've seen enough pics on Instagram with those kids up well past midnight). Josh would likely still be in his jammies, while Anna might have been up to get breakfast before the crew arrived. If I was Mikey, I'd be a bit confused about why I was having to go back to bed when I'd just gotten up and eaten. At any rate, by the time they finished filming, it was likely closer to naptime than bedtime.

Gotcha again, TLC. Your editing SUCKS, especially if you're going to put those timestamps in (and it's already obviously daytime).

LM said...

If you look in other episodes they have the robe on the door at night then, too. I think it is used as privacy when it is dark out yet light in the house still? Although Josh had on some PJs I'd imagine that since they were going back and forth Anna wanted to stay in clothing for her own personal comfort level while the cameras were going. The last shots were in the morning (I am guessing early since Anna looked wiped out) so the kids were still asleep and light was coming through the window.

glass dishes said...

HOME Cooked baked chicken is Easy. The chicken they used looks like the already cooked chicken in a bag. Prep time is fast on home baked chicken. I don't get these people. Throw in some baked taters a Green Salad and its done and its good for you. Guessing thats just waay to much to expect. However i think the chicken would rebel at being on PLASTIC. Why all the plastic is what i want to know. I remember Michelle going on and on about that industrial dishwasher what it takes 3minutes? Of course that might take more effort than tossing plastic din din plates in the trash. They have no regard for green living and saving the earth.