Saturday, September 6, 2014

Duggars and Dillards Watch Veggie Tales


Joy-Anna, Jason, James, Jackson, and Johannah Duggar spent Thursday evening at Jill and Derick Dillard's house watching VeggieTales and eating poor man's pizza, a favorite Duggar family recipe (see below). Are you a VeggieTales fan?

Duggars' Poor Man's Pizza

Variation #1
20 flour tortillas
1 jar spaghetti sauce
4 c. shredded cheddar cheese (or Mexican blend)

Spread spaghetti sauce on each tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese. Warm on plate in microwave for 1 min. 

Variation #2:
20 slices bread
1 jar spaghetti sauce
4 c. shredded cheddar cheese (or mexican blend)

Spread spaghetti sauce on each slice of bread. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake at 425° for 5-10 min, depending on preference.

117 comments:

  1. It is nice to see such a fun time for the Dillard/Duggar group, with a higher purpose! Jill is always a loving sister and Derick radiates warmth in his nice smile! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Nope, not a fan. I know it's not the intention of the creators at all, but the shows make a mockery of the scriptures in my opinion.

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    1. Really? It's teaching Scriptures to young kids! How does that speak mockery? I rather have the kids I know watch Veggie Tales, Hermie, or 321 Penguins everyday all day then to what they watch now!

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    2. If your not a fan then why are you on this site, doesnt make sense.

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  3. My brother and sister were when they were young.

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  4. that backwards v hand signal is considered filthy in Europe- sorry to see him doing it

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    1. Well here in America its called a peace sign, or a way of saying "whats up"

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    2. It's a peace sign, good lord.

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    3. Pretty sure its a peace sign

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    4. You mean the peace sign?

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    5. I'm sure he doesn't know that it's not a peace sign that way. Most americans don't.

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    6. That is the Peace sign and in America... Which is where they are.

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    7. It means peace here.

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    8. It means peace here in the U.S.

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    9. Uh...I don't think he or they or most Americans know that. I don't know that. Thought it was just the peace sign.

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    10. Well.... They don't live in Europe and it's not considered filthy here in the us of a. :)

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    11. We are in America and there's nothing wrong with that gesture here.

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    12. Whew! Good thing they don't live in Europe!

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    13. Kelly,
      In the US that gesture means peace. Since he is American I am pretty sure he had no intention of making a vulgar European hand gesture.

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    14. He doesn't live in Europe, so it's not really a problem.

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    15. Well thank goodness it is not Europe ;)

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    16. Offensive in Australia too. Not criticising Jason, who is probably unaware, but if you want to sell your tv show, books, etc. overseas it may be a good idea to educate yourselves in what is offensive in those countries. Said in love.

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    17. Good lord, he dose not mean to be rude your the one who brought money in this not him, y'all are making a mountine out of a mole hill! Pluse you can't say " said in love" when you say a rude comment, the poor kid was saying PEACE!!!!

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  5. Aren't those kids too old to watch VeggieTales? I think they are suited more for younger children.
    That recipe doesn't sound very appetizing at all. Why are they eating "poor man's pizza' when you know that they are NOT poor?

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    1. It's pretty good actually, we make those in our special ed class for the kids for snack. Just because they aren't poor doesn't mean they can't like simple recipes.

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    2. They have grown up with over 20 members in a house and regardless prefer to be thrifty regardless

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    3. We make "poor mans pizza" all the time! Sometimes we cool the on the griddle (like a quesadilla) sooo good! :) it's just a quick easy dinner. Easier than pizza anyway.

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    4. Why? Veggie Tales is not JUST for babies. They can eat whatever they want. Someone tacked on a name at some point and it bothers you? Ugh.....please. Let it go.

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    5. I like the idea of tortillas try it maybe u might like it

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    6. There is nothing wrong with watching things with good messages no matter that age of the intended audience. As you can see there are younger siblings present.

      As for the pizza, it's a fam favourite and people who have money usually don't spend it frivolously. Why attack

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    7. My husband and I love to watch Veggie tales, they are actually hilarious!
      And maybe they aren't poor because they use their money wisely and eat things like poor mans pizza.

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  6. The desperation to eat, eat, eat....it must be a constant panic with that big of a family! What a daunting thought, i.e. your siblings, and your own children, and the sibling's children....they had better start on pot lucks as that is going to have to be the way at their get togethers in the future.

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  7. It looks like everyone's having fun! They are never lonely but I wonder if any of the Duggars ever want to go for a walk all by themselves!

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  8. When will the new season be uploaded??

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  9. Don't be afraid to throw on some frozen veg , there, guys. Still inexpensive, but ups the health factor at least a little. Cheese and bread by itself is not the greatest of dinner-- and no, smiles, tomato sauce is not an adequate serving of veg! My fave thing to add here is spinach...give it a shot. There's loads of ways to eat healthily on a budget.

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  10. Yesss I AM SO A VEGGIETALE FAN!!!

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  11. I saw that Jana is into essential oils now! I would LOVE a post on that if she would be willing to share what she uses her oils for!

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    1. That's great!! Where'd you see that? :)

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  12. Do you know what color filter/program they use on their pictures? I love how they all turn out. It seems like a lot of them are similar in color/shade...

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  13. Yes!!
    Daughter of the Prince of Peace

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  14. I LOVE Joy-Anna's shirt!!! Where can I get one?!?!?!?

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  15. Looks like VeggieTales is more suited for the three littlest girls, not these kids. Heck, JoyAnna can drive already and is an older teen herself.

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  16. Do the Duggars believe in "abstaining" from contact when they are "expecting?" Just wondered what their religion says about that. They have been quite open about abstaining after birth for sons and daughters according to the bible, what does it say about these 9 months?

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    1. Wow. What a disgusting question to ask anyone! ITS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS! Read your own Bibles and make your own choice. Sereously nasty.

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    2. Iw was wondering the same thing!

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    3. No, in a previous episode Michelle and Jimbob went to a birthing class and it was pretty clearly made that they don't.

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    4. Seriously, its no ones business!

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    5. I've read the scriptures where it says to abstain after births, and I don't see where it says to abstain while pregnant.
      -Kaity

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  17. Can you please upload the new episodes? That would be sweet!

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  18. Nice to see some of the other Duggar kids. If you leave the sauce off it would be a cheese quesadilla. Good to see them enjoying family time. What a loving family!!

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  19. @Anonymous I guess they do it because they are teaching their children the value of a dollar...but mostly (if you have followed the show from the beginning), it's cause they love them! lol

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  20. Its so nice yo see jill and her hubby spending time with Jill's family. What a fun time with the keiki. Good to see her spending time with her siblings though she is married now, and good to see derrik spending time with all of thwm also. Thanks for sharing an easy dinnerthat u can make with littler kids, keeping them involved. Igore all the negative comments. U all are doing awesome. Haters gonna hate! ;-)

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  21. Seriously all the unkind comments. They were having fun and spending time w family. I think a lot of people are jealous of the duggars and cannot keep the unkind comments to themselves.

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  22. Yummmy pizza . love veggie tales for all ages ;)

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  23. I really like watching the duggar family. I love their kitchen decoration

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  24. I love watching your show growing up duggar family

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  25. Veggie Tales is a cute show I had friends who watched in High School.

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  26. Yes some vegetables would be good there too. ;)

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  27. I thought the Duggars didn't watch tv? What else, if anything, do they watch?

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  28. It bothers me that Christians are so hard on each other. It's been said that they shoot their own, and that's true here. Why do people look at a picture so they can critique it? It's a lovely family spending time together watching a faith based movie with some snacks. Compared to what I see in the news these days, it's refreshing. Not all Christians follow the same principles, and sometimes we should leave our judgments to ourselves. Be happy for them and try not to discourage their joy at having a good time with Jill's little brothers and sisters.

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  29. I want Joy's shirt so bad! I wonder where she got it?

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  30. It's not tomato sauce. It's spaghetti sauce. How is cooking down tomatoes and other vegetables NOT a serving of veggie? It's made from veggies. There could be spinach in it already? How is this different from soups and stews that have veggies in it. They could have skipped the spaghetti sauce and just has quesadillas and no vegetable. The shells could be made with spinach or whole grain?

    The hand signal is not a problem in the states. Usually it's the hand turned the other way for a peace sign. Maybe he didn't have his hand ready before the photo was snapped?

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  31. Lets not scrutinize their every move...doubtful he's ever even seen any derogatory hand signals! Awesome, Christian family...lets uplift them!

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  32. Hey Lily & Elli, What variation of poor man's pizza did they make that night!?! I don't know why people get so worked up & criticize what they are eating, they have younger ones over.. its just something quick, fun & easy to eat while they're watching a show... I think we've all done that. I'm sure they eat vegetables and besides maybe it's somewhat of a comfort food from their earlier days, they didn't always have money. God Bless :)

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  33. another good thing is to find either bagel or english muffins when they are on markdown of the last day of sale and use those for the base, then spagetti sauce and toppings, we do it all the time, my kids love it and then they can each put what they want on their pizza

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  34. I like that they watch Veggietales too. I still watch it and I'm 15 years old. Plus I got two little sisters (ages 13 and 10) who watch it too. And no, nobody's too old for Veggietales. But which episode did they watch? Was it the new one, Celery Night Fever? Please post! Oh! by the way, I hope that Jill and Derick share Veggietales with their kids someday. Do they have a television for watching DVD's or do they use a laptop and projector like her parents do in their living room? I'm asking because it seems that Josh and Anna have a television in their home and neither of them grew up watching TV, unless they use it to watch DVD's and just the news and the show and that's it.

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  35. No, the recipe is not appetizing. The pizza tastes extremely bland and the bread gets soggy even when toasted.

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  36. Love the Duggar's, Poor Man's Pizza and Veggie Tales!! Keep up the great work on sharing their news. Thanks!

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  37. They don't really eat this, right? It sounds a bit gross.

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    1. Mabey they like it, it's called an opinion

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  38. Love this show from day 1!!! Love their morals and their simplicity in life. I am proud of them all. Their parents ate doing a wonderful job raising fine children. In love how the older ones still spend quality time with their younger siblings. We have favorite kids foods that my sister and I talk about and make occasionally. Nothing wrong with it. There will always be people in this negative society who can and will find fault in everything this family does. Its quit sad really. Learn to ignore them and continue to live your happy lives regardless of what anyone else says. I love this family and always will. They are fine examples of Christ's love for one another. Good night Duggar family!

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  39. My grandson, who is autistic, loves Veggie Tales. Wonderful music and a message he can understand. Not sure age has anything to do with who should watch something that actually has something important to teach us.

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  40. Yes, love Veggie Tales!!! I don't think you can put an age limit on learning more about God, or learning in general! Yes, Veggie Tales is more for the younger ones, but I've found they any age can enjoy Veggie Tales......I think the older Veggie Tales are the best ones though. But, then again, that's what I grew up watching....

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  41. Why the Justin Bieber pose, Jason? It doesn't suit you.

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  42. Hey- they had fun and that's all that matters. If you were spending time with your family and making memories would you care what was being watched or eaten? NO! And we're in the US so hand signals that are offensive in other countries do not apply. Don't chastise these people for how they choose to fellowship.

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  43. @Anonymous

    As an adult, I still enjoy any opportunity to enjoy any movies that are geared toward children. Veggietales are fun to watch!!

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  44. We do "pizza bread" all the time, but I toast the bread first to make it crunch, instead of putting it in the oven and having only one side get crunchy. Love the VeggieTales! Watched it all the time when my kids were little :)

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  45. Here is the full recipe for pizza bread: Toast two slices of bread, add spaghetti sauce and either shredded cheddar cheese or one slice of American cheese, then put in microwave for about one minute till cheese is melted.

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  46. Great the kids can get together and share Jill and Derick's home.

    Someone needs to explain however that peace signs are exposing palms and backhand is extremely Vulgar. The expression on his face just makes matters worse....he could loose his hand doing that in other cultures...
    No one must realize or the picture would never have been posted. The Duggar family never insults on purpose.

    We use day old biscuits for poor man pizza or English muffins and add some fresh veggies like spinach, mushrooms, peppers and such....if you eat meat ground beef goes a long way too...
    Thank you for posting the link for the last episode. I found it on you tube last night. Was nice....

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    1. We are in America, not other cultures. It is perfectly acceptable here and not vulgar at all. :)

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  47. I like to talk to tomatoes, a squash can make you smile. I like to waltz with potatoes up and down the produce aisle.

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  48. I love the show and this family is awesome!!! Does Jana have a boyfriend yet, she is the most beautiful girl???

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  49. Veggie Tales is so cute and wholesome. Our church use to show these for families to gather on Friday nights. Of course, the younger ones just loved it. The parents and older siblings watched and thought they were adorable! Great messages in those videos. Jill, you are an awesome big sis! I just can't help but wonder why Josie, Jordyn, or Jennifer come..they would LOVE it!

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  50. I also was upset by the backwards 'v' sign. Really profane here. Veggietales is brilliant. One of our favourite things to watch together as a family.

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    1. In America, it means peace :)

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    2. Let the v go it's not bad!!!! Please would the duggars of all people try to be rude! There every move shoulder be shamed!!!!

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  51. I was also upset to see the backwards v sign. Totally profane here. :( Love Veggietales. One of our favourite things to watch together as a family.

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    1. Totally peaceful here :)

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  52. Do i EVER love veggie tales! I grew up on it

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  53. I like the Duggars & appreciate your updates. I love to see the younger Duggars visiting Jill in small groups. I agree with the Kelly, the V handsign is considered a very bad gesture. I'm sure the Duggars might be unaware of this and it was not intentional but it might offend people.

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  54. Please Refrain from anything rude.

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  55. Kelly Quinn, these kids don't live in Europe, so I'm quite sure he probably don't know about European rude hand gestures, and I'm absolutely sure he didn't mean anything bad, so why pick on him!

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  56. I'm 23 and still love watching veggie tales! I watched Larry boy and the fib from outer space today :)
    -Kaity

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  57. Yes! I didn't know that the Duggars (and Dillards) are fans of Veggie Tales too!!! I have grown up with Veggie Tales and I love it!!

    For those readers out there that posted that this show is aimed for a younger age level: yes, that is true, but what is also true is that I still enjoy watching it at 18!! (I even still go around singing the silly songs with my younger siblings and friends my own age..) I also know a few adult aged people that still would quite happily sit down and watch it; the oldest would be about 30!!

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  58. Hello, peoples!!!!!!! Poor man's pizza is their type of takeaway!!!! Do you eat a pack of frozen veg when you buy pizza or Mcdonalds? And besides, homemade takeaway is nicer AND cheaper than shop bought!!! And even if I had as much money as the Duggars do now, I wouldn't want to bring my younger kids up without those family memories that my older kids enjoyed! And just think of who would have made the poor mans pizza?? Probably a group of them together...

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  59. josh and anna are you going to have anymore kids ?

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  60. Awww...these are sweet moments..spending time together. Thank you for sharing the recipe too! I wondered what it was... It is similar with the use of english muffin. Quick and fun for kids!

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  61. Can someone explain Joy's shirt to me?

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  62. @kelly Quinn

    In America, it means peace

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  63. @Anonymous

    What does her shirt mean??

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  64. @Anonymous

    In America, it's a peace sign no matter which way it is.

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  65. @Anonymous

    My guess is he's never even heard of Justin Bieber.

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  66. Do Jill and Derick spend any time with his family? We haven't seen any photos yet of them without a Duggar in tow. Also,Michelle has opened up the very private life of a husband and wife voluntarily in her interviews and internet articles about abstaining after birth. This, I see as a logical question..what about during the 9 months? Nothing wrong with it as I see it, folks. Once you open the book, don't be selective about which chapters you are asked about. Fair question and tastefully asked.

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    1. I am sure he spends as much time as he can with his family. He only has one brother where as Jill has 18 siblings so of course it will seem like she spends more time with her family. Plus his brother is an adult and has a girlfriend which probably occupies his brother time. I am sure he visits his mom as much as he can. She may not have felt up to par lately, so maybe she didn't want visitors as much as she would like. Derrick seems very family oriented and he is probably taking the time to get know as many of Jill's siblings as possible before the baby
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  67. pretty sure making pizza dough is cheaper than packaged tortillas, at least it is in CT!

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  68. How about Super Book? I'd like to see that sometime even though I am a grown up. It would be great for Derick and Jill to have that for any of the Duggar children to see while they are over at their 'mansion'. What do mom and dad think of the kids watching videos there? I can just picture the kids losing their discipline draped over couches and chairs eating snacks wanting just another one, please, please, please. They don't know the territory they are venturing into but mom and dad have experience there.

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  69. I am the mom of 4 teenagers & I love Veggie Tales. I have a special needs daughter who watches them over & over. They calm her. Cheers for Veggie Tales!

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  70. It is not entirely unreasonable to suggest that they take into consideration what is acceptable/not acceptable in other countries. That being said, it would take quite a bit to be educated on the societal rules of every country in the world, and being as it is pretty much 100 percent certain that Jason meant no harm, we need to cut them some slack. JMO.

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  71. Jason looks SO much like Jessa, it's amazing! He's like her male twin!

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  72. @Anonymous
    I meant I'm not a fan of Veggie Tales, which is what they asked. I do enjoy the Duggars. Please read and think before you post.

    As for why I don't like Veggie Tales, do I really need any better reason than Rev. 22:18-19? We must never take away from or add to God's word. Veggie Tales distorts Biblical history with it's attempts at humor and marketability. And actually, after the big bankruptcy of Big Ideas and everything, the founder Phil Vischer admitted that the shows taught morality and NOT Christianity.

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  73. Yes I LOVE Veggie Tales even at the age of 14!!!! It looks like they had a GREAT TIME!!!! :-D
    We might have to try that Recipe! Sounds good!

    Love in Christ,

    Mary :-)

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  74. @AnonymousJoy's shirt says 'I survived Roe vs Wade, Roe vs Wade will not survive me'. Roe vs Wade was a supreme court decision about the legalities of abortion. So basically the shirt means 'I wasn't aborted and abortion will be abolished before I die'.

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  75. I must say,that this is nice of the Duggars to give us their recipes! Especially since I LOVE cheese...I'm not really one for cooking but I will try this for sure!

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