Sunday, January 6, 2008

That tree's not gone quite yet. . . .
A recipe for the birds & squirrels

I talked Husband into letting me hang onto it just a little longer.

I always stock a hanging feeder for the birds and squirrels that populate our neighborhood (we live on the edge of a regional park), but after the recent storms, I thought they needed a special treat.

I made the following suet-like mixture, spread it on the tree branches, and sprinkled it wild bird seed:
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 cup peanut butter
3 cups yellow cornmeal
l cup white or whole wheat flour

Happy New Year, little friends!

p.s. Look at those Meyer lemons in the background! Lemon mousse might be the perfect finish to tonight's corned-beef and cabbage dinner.


Libby said...

I love this idea! I always feel so glum about taking down the tree, treating the birds and the squirrels would make the event much more pleasant. :)

melissa c said...

So sweet! I need to do this next year :)