We were out and about on Saturday, so didn't follow the menu. This was the end of week one. Overall it went well. We didn't follow the menu exactly or try every recipe, but we did enough to give us a good idea. The recipes are basic, and most are good. We will continue to use several of them. I do miss some of my favorite meals and am looking forward to adding them back at the end of next week. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to calculate the cost of the menus. I still have the reciepts so hope to do at least a few of them.