Creole Shrimp and Rice and a Challenge at Fat Chick Weigh

I had this the other night because I was craving shrimp and this was mighty tasty from Taste of Home. They always come up with the best recipes using simple ingredients I usually have in the pantry. This was quick to make which makes this great for a weekday supper.

Creole Shrimp and Rice
Healthy Cooking Taste of Home Annual Recipes 2009

1 celery rib, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons savory herb with garlic soup mix
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups hot cooked rice

In a large skillet, saute the celery, onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the tomatoes, soup mix, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Add shrimp; heat through. Discard bay leaf. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.

Servings: 4 (3/4 cup shrimp mixture and 1/2 cup rice)  Calories: 304   Fat: 6g   Fiber: 3g   Points: 6

I just wanted to let everyone know that over at The Fat Chick Weigh, Krissy is having 5 challenges for 5 weeks with 5 prizes but you must be a member of the Ugly Cupcake Society. It is too late to join in on the first challenge whichh begins today but you can join in the second round. It is pretty simple to become a member just do the following which is posted on her blog:

1. Scroll down the right side of my blog until you get to the badge and then post it on your blog wherever you like. Please use the html code to link back to me so others can also read the rules.

2. Write a post on your blog about why you are an Ugly Cupcake. See THIS POST if you want more info on that and/or the history of the UGLY CUPCAKE SOCIETY.

3. Leave a comment in the most current post or send me a little message HERE including the name you want me to use.
- If you so choose I will not only add your name to the List of members below the Badge of Honor but I will link your name to your blog so you can get more traffic. Please specify this with your URL if this is the case.

WARNING: If you do not leave a comment in the most current post of my blog, your name will NOT appear as a member even if you follow all the other rules.

4. Nominate 5 people to join the Ugly Cupcake Society.

- Have them click on the badge you posted to your blog to bring them here for the rules.

That's it! I think this is a great way to motivate me since I have been slacking for the past few months, not going to my Weight Watchers meetings, not exercising and in the process gained 8 pounds. This is mainly the reason why I had not had my usual Weigh In Wednesdays because I haven't gone : ) Hopefully with this challenge, I will get moving. I have to admit I did go this past Wednesday and actually lost the 3 pounds I gained so I am looking forward to losing more to get me where I was. This is my weight today: 159.2 hopefully I can get the scale to budge for this challenge which is whoever loses the most weight this week wins!

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