Last week was a fun week. I did many things that I had been thinking about doing and just hadn’t done.  One of them was making flavored kefir.  I have been making my own plain kefir for several years now, but never ventured into making flavored.  It was a huge success, by the way.  If you don’t know what kefir is, it’s cultured milk, it’s a fermented drink with pro-biotic properties.  It is wonderful for making smoothies, using in the place of buttermilk or just drinking.  The other was I made two recipes I found on Pinterest and took them to our last Home Group for the quarter and they were both a huge success…..Buffalo Chicken Dip and Caramel Glazed Cake, this was made using a boxed cake mix.  I have gotten away from using those, but had gotten a free box and had it in the cabinet. 

We’ve had a lot of rain and my garden prospects are looking good.  Though I hesitate to get overly excited at this point.  Another exciting outdoor event was we have two birds who made nests next to our house.  One was in a bag of soil from last year, this one was a Carolina Wren and the other was Cardinals in a bush outside the garage.  I didn’t get pictures of the Cardinal’s nest, but I did of the Wrens….it was super exciting.  I actually saw the birds in the next.  It must have been right before they flew the nest though, when I checked the next day they were gone.  Spring has pretty much sprung here in GA, though this past week has been very cool and rainy.  How’s the weather where you are?  Is Spring in the air or has Winter pushed it back?

Menu for the week:

 Shepherd’s Pie

Enchilada Suizas

Pineapple Rum Chicken

 Smoky Chipotle Chili Con Queso Mac


Bacon Wrapped Chicken


Ranch Chicken Salad BLT


Chicken with White & Wild Rice Soup

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