Every year as spring gets near, I get chick fever. I just love the little fuzz balls. Quentin brought us home six little chicks last Wednesday. We have two red pullets and 4 cochin bantams. He thought he was getting us four new silkies because they have fuzzy feet, but we love them anyway. We will just have a cochin bantam flock now. They are good setters just like silkies, and I love cooking bantam eggs.
Thursday morning we awoke to a baby button quail. It seems to be happy and healthy. We hope to find it a friend sometime.
Today we had Brown Rice and Lentil Casserole for supper for the second time. It is so so good and cheap too. Grocery prices are rising and I want to keep my weekly grocery bill under $75. We had green beans from last years garden and potatoes with ours.
Brown Rice and Lentil Casserole
3 cups broth(chicken or vegetable)(I just use water)
3/4 cup lentils
1/2 cup brown rice
3/4 cup chopped onions(I used dried onions)
1 tsp italian seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder(I used 1 tsp)
1 cup grated cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. 2. Mix all ingredients except the cheese in a 11 x 7 baking dish. 3. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour 10 minutes. 4. Then remove the foil, add the cheese, and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
It really is yummy!
I still have spring fever-badly! I can’t wait to plant these seeds. Our weather for the most part has just been plain cold with snow blowing most days, and there is a snow storm on its way.
We have still been chipping away at school lessons. I do see an end in sight. Last week we started typing and everyone is doing great. Once we are done with that we will start a computer program. We will work through the month of May, take off the whole month of June, and start the next school year the Monday following July 4th.
I am linking up to