You can put them in a glass of milk or water (to rest) for a bit before you decide to really make it. When you do make it, just put abt a cup of milk in a glass jar, add the kefir then put lid on loosely. I say a cup of milk b/c you might want to start w/a small quantity. But if you have a big ol glob of kefir you might need more. Like if you have a tablespoon size amt you would need more milk. I figure tofumama sent you abt 1/2 - 1 tsp though.
It might take more than 24 hours to really get going the first few times. It's going to have to readjust itself after it's probably hot journey lol. It may be thin and watery at first - mine was. But after a bit you will see it kind of level out to a consistent thickness (if you let it do it's thing for the same amt of time everytime that is).
I always made smoothies w/mine. It seemed more yougurty tasting that way. Kefir, coconut milk, fruit, agave necter or rapadura. That easy. I would drink it shorty after I wake up, then have a small breakfast abt 30 min later.
This is the very condensed version. I'll go thru heathers post here in a bit to see if I can C&P her very complete instructions.