And for the fourth week in a row, I lost another .6 – for a total loss of 17.4 since March 1. šŸ˜€

I was only bummed that my regular leader wasn’t there today – oh well!

Yesterday was bagel Friday – I realized I missed my weekly bagel on Wednesday! 

It was week two of grilling with Biz at my office yesterday.  On the menu?

  • marinated skirt steak fajitas
  • homemade Spanish rice
  • homemade black bean refried beans
  • salsa šŸ˜€

And, because I am nice, I did grill up some onions – thank God I don’t have the lingering smell of onions at home šŸ˜€

The meat is already marinated – my store had it on sale for only $3.99 a pound – I charged my co-workers $4 a plate. šŸ˜€  The skirt steak is really thin so it cooked up really fast.

My Spanish rice recipe is really easy – not sure how authentic it is though!

Easy Spanish Rice

  • makes 8 servings of 3/4 cup at 4 PointsPlus


  • 1.5 cups uncooked brown rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 8 ounces salsa de tomato (or regular tomato sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Taco seasoning
  • zest of lime
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 cup canned corn
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper

Cook the brown rice according to package directions.  I just used my rice maker.  Once it was cooked, I threw it in a bowl and mixed in the rest of the ingredients.  I loved the zest of the lime.

My plate:

My guess is about 13 points for this plate

I think it was a success – everyone had seconds!  I think next week I am going to try to grill pizza – I am going to buy some unglazed ceramic tiles and try it out this weekend.

Enjoy your Saturday!  It’s beautiful in Chicagoland today. šŸ˜€