Christ­mas Gifts for Lit­tle Birds

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Note: This is a recipe only for birds’ win­ter feed­ing. Do not eat. 1 cup mar­garine or lard 1/3 cup seed mix (sun­flower, pump­kin,

mil­let, flax, poppy, etc.) 1/3 cup ce­real (wheat, rice, oat,

maize, etc.) 1/2 cup dried fruit 1/2 cup un­salted and chopped peanuts,

wal­nuts, hazel­nuts, al­monds 1/3 cup bis­cuit (cookie) crumbs

In a saucepan, melt mar­garine or lard over a low heat un­til it be­comes liq­uid. In a heat­proof bowl, mix other dry in­gre­di­ents. Pour liq­uid fat over in­gre­di­ents in bowl. Wait a few min­utes for it to cool a bit, then mix with your hands and make balls about 23/4 inches in di­am­e­ter. Al­low balls to cool and so­lid­ify, and then serve them in ap­pro­pri­ate bird feed­ers or hang them on trees in your gar­den. The lit­tle birds will be very happy and grate­ful.

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