Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Welcoming November with our birds in mind.

"Welcome,  November"
If you think cooking is for the birds, well, today it was.
Now that November has arrived, it is time to prepare and freeze some home-made suet.

Here's the recipe again.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup lard
2 cups corn meal
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups rolled oats
bird seed

After the peanut butter and lard has cooked down on low, add the corn meal, flour, sugar and oats.
I let this cool slightly before adding the seed and nuts.
Then add any sugarless cereal you may have such as cheerios, shreddies, special K...

perhaps add some cranberries or chopped apple 
Line muffin tins with saran wrap
pop them in the freezer

Pop the trays in the freezer and, once frozen, you can transfer them to a plastic bag and keep frozen until needed.
The birds will love these and pooh! pooh! the commercial cakes until they are all gone. 
2 fit nicely in a suet cage.

I had no kitchen helpers today. Annie was enjoying the pellet stove in the garage and Audrey dined at her favorite spot.

I'm expecting lots of action at the feeders when the cold winds blow.
These suet cakes are a win-win for our feathered and furry friends.

hugs, Deb


  1. HeHe! To be quite honest...
    If l had a pair of wings..l'd fly over
    and join in...! :).
    It ALL looks good enough to eat..! :0).

  2. I am way ahead this year as we have had a few cold nights and mornings . Our birdies have been enjoying suet's and extra seed already as we are on the migration path and they stop over for a bite to eat to help get them to their next destination and of course the other birdies that stay lol ! Lovely photos . I am enjoying our Nuthatches , Juncos, Chickadees Blue jays , Cardinals , woodpeckers and all the different breeds of sparrows at our feeders now . Thanks for sharing , hope you get lots of winter birdies again this year at your feeders , aren't they all so fun ?! Have a good day !

  3. I love your apron!
    What a lovely idea to feed the birds who are lucky enough to live near you =)
    Great shot of the chickadee!

  4. When I pass this mortal coil, I want to be reincarnated as a bird in your backyard, Deb!

  5. Ok I am going to have to try this recipe - I'm sure my little birdie friends would be ever so grateful! ps your kitchen is just too cute!!

  6. I recently found your blog and very much enjoy reading about your fur-babies and am very interested in reading about your homemade creations for the birds! I never realized I could make suet at home! I hope I have time to try it this winter. I live in Texas so our winters are very mild, but I love feeding the birds and still want to try some homemade suet! Thank you for your beautiful blog!

  7. I've simply got to try your recipe. You look so cute in the kitty cat apron, and in your cozy little kitchen.

  8. I'm so tired of the squirrels pigging my bird food, but I won't give up. Your suet is a very kind gesture!

  9. Don't you look cute in your apron?
    I think I will try this...all I need is the lard...thanks!
    Enjoy your evening...
    Linda :o)

  10. What a good bird mama you are!! I think my birdies would love this concoction. I will bookmark it and make some when my kitchen is back in operation. I agree, you look super cute in your apron!
    Blessings, Deborah

  11. I love your cozy kitchen too! I dont know anything about making for the birds, but I do keep busy making the raw dog food for our dogs! It looks and smells just like people food, because....basically, it is! ha ha LOL

  12. Great recipe! Never thought about peanut butter!

  13. You will have the best fed birds in all Canada, I can tell you that! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I might try making that one this year.