Sunday, January 06, 2008

Julie Zickefoose: Suet's the Big Deal?

Julie Zickefoose: Suet's the Big Deal?:
I multiply the recipe (1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup lard, 2 cups quick oats, 2 cups yellow cornmeal, 1 cup flour) times six every time I make it. So it takes a 40-oz. jar of peanut butter, plus an additional cup, about a third of a large bucket of lard, 12 cups of oats.

It takes a lot of strength to mix it as it's setting up, and we've broken a couple of wooden spoons trying. I've got my drill down and can get the big batch done in under an hour now. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to make so much, but then I look out the window and realize that it's not much effort for the beauty it brings to our doorstep.
A commenter mentions using the microwave to soften the mixture before stirring. Click the link above to see the birds enjoying this recipe.

To recap:

1 c peanut butter
1 c lard
2 c quick oats
2 c yellow cornmeal
1 c flour

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  1. My mom bean said that the woodpecker on my tree is a redbreasted sapsucker. Go to

    It lives year round here.
    I've seen it a lot.


  2. Nice recipe. I'll have to try it out sometime for a few of the ten or so birdhouses I've got around the backyard.

    In the village, the birds don't like to hang around when I approch, they all fly away. I'm thinking that I need a good tripod and lens.

    Thanks again for passing the recipe on.

  3. Don't you just love Zick! Her post yesterday was priceless.

  4. Seems like a cool recipe! We've missed ur wonderful bloggie ~ lots of love and purrs from the snowforest family :)


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