Joyfully, Spring flocks of birds have been amazing each day…
let me introduce you to three of our garden guests.
We have probably had Lazuli Buntings in our garden all winter, but in the Spring, breading males turn a bright turquoise. We have had huge flocks of these birds singing sweet songs each day!
We observe a non-stop frenzy around the feeder.
We have seen several pair of glossy, Brown-Headed Cowbirds, a “compact and stocky” blackbird.
Striking, male breeding, Western Tanagers, true redheads, and many of their duller, green females have filled our garden with song. Each day they remind me how much I adore birds, one of God’s most magnificent creations for sure.
Saturday we weeded, planted flower boxes and cleaned our garden with warmer weather forecast, we hoped for Sunday dinner on our patio. A favorite that can be prepared on Saturday,
Susan’s Chicken Salad,
sounded so good. I like to serve fresh fruit with it and a savory bread.
We woke to rain and gray skies all day Sunday.
As we sat up to our dining table, we laughed about our cravings for yummy warm soup!
Summer will come and we will all enjoy a low-carb salad on a hot sunny day. Here’s the recipe!
Susan’s Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked, cubed chicken breast
1 cup chopped celery
salt and pepper to taste
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup grapes, halved
1/3 to 1/2 mayonnaise
toasted slivered almonds
Carefully mix chicken breast, celery, salt, pepper and lemon juice together. Add grapes and gently mix in mayonnaise. Serve on a bed of finely shredded romaine. Sprinkle toasted almonds on top. Garnish with fruit, or tomatoes and black olives are nice too. This salad is also delicious tucked in a croissant!
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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