JodiH, Thanks for the encouragement. It is nice to know that I will have more of a selection. I have a sister in law and her mother that are on MRC, but they seem to think i will be on a different meal plan so im trying to get an idea of just what to expect. I am not gonna have a problem with drinking water. It has been so hot here in tx. that i drink twice to required amount. Crystal light is another good buddy of mine for now! I love the margarita flavor. I love to mix it and put it in the freezer. when it is slush, take it out and treat myself to a virgin margarita! Im not big on sea food, like catfish, but i will eat it if i have to..maybe seeing other ways to prepare it other than fried will help me come to like it. How are the recipes in the cookbook if anyone has bought one?