Tuesday, December 18, 2012
What do you think these are?
They do look good; but we might not like the taste as it's called Bird Breakfast and are "cakes" for the birdies. The recipe is from the "Company's Coming, Gifts from the Kitchen," book and here is the recipe:
1 1/2 cups quick cooking rolled oats (not instant)
2 cups boiling water
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (no salt, no sugar)
3/4 cup suet, vegetable shortening, I used lard
1/2 cup commercial bird seed
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup cream of wheat cereal, I left this out as I didn't have any
1/3 cup chopped dried cranberries, I used fresh
Cook rolled oats in boiling water in large saucepan for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until very thick. Remove from heat.
Stir in peanut butter and suet until melted. Stir in remaining ingredients. When cool enough to handle shape into patties and place on ungreased baking sheet and freeze until hard.
When frozen store in a freezer bag and remove as many as needed.
I decided to mold them into mini cup cakes and I also had enough left over to put into the bottom of a couple of yogurt pots. I added some more nuts I had in the house that needed to be used up and extra cranberries. Simple idea if you ask me.
Dd is getting both us and her in-laws restaurant gift cards for Christmas. We requested it and I think so did her in-laws. So to "fancy" them up a bit she made custom gift card covers for them. I thought I'd share:
By the way I have no idea if these are ours or the in-laws ones?
Another classic Christmas song: