Deb, good ideas! It's funny about the variety. My dad, who died when he was 91, lived on his own for 18 years after my mom died, would make one dish and eat it all week--it's a family joke, how he's gross out all the kids showing them his beef stew on Saturday that he'd made the previous Sunday! So DH claims that the love of tedious food runs in My family!
And guess what? He hit the wall yesterday. He said when he opened his thermos, he had a gag reflex and had to force every bite down. And he had to force himself to NOT give up and go get a ham and cheese sandwich! I'm seriously going to have to get him involved in the food prep, so we can have things he can stand, and bring, every day. He still loves the raw carrots and tomatoes and apple, so we just need to get him through into having food HE likes, not what I like. He's such a good cook! But we have no time to cook when we get home. For instance, because of an after-work meeting, we got home last night at 8:15. We go to bed at 9. Hardly time to do anything!
Oh well, he has lost 5 pounds since Sunday! And I lost 1.2 pounds, which is really good considering I made a lot more higher-sodium things to try to satisfy his newbie palate. I haven't had much chance or desire to exercise this week, tho I did the exercise bike once, but I sure do miss my Wii Fit! I don't know how long it will be...
Also DD is coming home for Thanksgiving!!! We are so excited! She will help me make a turkey (she is very excited to do this), and we are having company--2 very dear friends. All the rest of the dishes will be McDougall-friendly. I have the rep in my family that I make the best turkey in the entire world, and I think I can still pull that off--it's all in the technique. I MIGHT have, a la Dr. McDougall, a small slice, but I haven't decided yet.
I'm just happy DD is coming home!