Thursday, January 17, 2013

Lovey dovey treats

This activity has it all:

feeding hungry love birds
busying bored kids
decorating for Valentine's Day

 Here's all you do:
  • Line a jellyroll pan with foil.
  • Melt a suet cake (about 12 oz.) in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Add some birdseed and mix.
  • When all is melted and mixed, quickly pour mixture into the foil-lined jellyroll pan.

  • Chill pan of melted suet in the fridge overnight.
  • Cut the suet into fun shapes using cookie cutters.
      (Some shapes will break. It happens.) 
  • Poke a hole through each shape--for hanging with strings later.
      (Be sure to poke all the way through.)
  • Freeze the shapes that look best.
  • Save the scraps. The birds will eat them even if they aren't pretty.
  • Remove the frozen shapes from the freezer.
  • Thread a string through each hole and tie.
  • Hang these festive creations in a tree.
Warm your heart while watching the birds enjoy their special Valentine dinner!

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  1. I love this idea! I like to make treats for the birds! Thanks for sharing! I will be pinning this!

    Cynthia at

  2. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday.

  3. Cynthia: Thanks so much! The birds must love it at your house! And thanks for pinning!

    Marlys Folly: I love Foodie Friends Friday! So much good stuff to discover!!

  4. Neat idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success