Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Treat Street

Gala Payne is very well liked by the birds here. She knows that the way to a bird's heart is through his crop, so she cooks up her special plates and we watch the birds woof down the food.
Gala has 15 birds at home and NONE of them will voluntarily eat their veggies. So she was forced to think up ways to "hide" the veggies so they will have a balanced diet. In addition to 15 birds, she also has a full time job so these recipes have to be quick and easy. One of the easiest and most quickly eaten is her rendition of "Birdie Bread."

"Birdie Bread"

Grease an 8 x 8 pan and preheat oven to 350.
2 boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 small can peas and carrots
1 small can lima beans
1 small can whole corn

Mix muffin mix according to box. Drain and add vegetables. Mix well. Pour in pan and bake until golden brown. Allow to cool and serve.

The FIDS love this because it is semi-sweet and they love bread type textures. In order to keep them from getting bored with this , I routinely change the vegetables. There are several frozen vegetable mixes with various seasonings that can be alternated.

Compliments of Gala Payne, Head Chef at Bird Lovers Only Rescue