Christmas Gifts for Little Birds
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.