Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sue's suet recipe

Here's an email from Sue K. with our Texas Master Naturalist Highland Lakes Chapter:

I am seeing a lot of our fall and winter birds on migration starting to show up at our feeders and out in the lake! This is my very favorite time of the year and we can start counting birds again for the Cornell lab of Ornithology. So it is also time for y'all to start making suet if you haven't already. I am sending out my recipe and the birds will love you for making it for them. Don't forget that FeederWatch starts on November 8th. Happy fall, y'all, and start counting those birds!

Suet Recipe
1 cup crunchy peanut butter

1 cup of lard

2 cups of quick cook oats

2 cups of corn meal

1 cup of flour

Melt lard and peanut butter in microwave or over low heat. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour into square freezer containers about 1/2 inch thick to fit your suet baskets. Store in freezer until ready to use. This makes about six suet cakes. If you want to add nuts to this recipe the birds love the addition.

1 comment:

jabee said...

This is a good no melt recipe. You can also add things like dried cranberries and freeze dried mealworms.

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