Treats for Christmas

Treats for Christmas.

Just because you are not with me for the Christmas break does not mean that you cant have fun cooking for your bird. Here are 3 recipes for you to spoil your feathered friend with.

Sneak treats…
Apple, peeled and cut into quarters
Peanut butter

Take peanut butter and spread thinly onto the apple, roll it in the millet. Instead of apple use any other fruit. This is a good treat to be enjoyed by your feathered friend while you are eating mince pies.

Summer fruit salad juice…
1 medium orange peeled and segmented
1 banana peeled and sliced
20 red grapes
20 green grapes
1 cup fresh strawberries cut in half
1 mango peeled and sliced

Use this recipe as your birds celebration pudding or put it in a juicer and then pour it into ice trays to freeze — grat juice for your bird to have while you are having drinks.The birds like playing with the ice cubes as well.

Christmas cookies …
1 cup uncooked oatmeal
three quarters cup powdered milk
third of a cup of butter
half cup of wheat bran
1 egg beaten with the shell
1 and a half cups of hot water
3 and a half cups of nutty flour

Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees f
Ina large bowl, pour the hot water over the oatmeal and butter and let it stand for 5 minutes. Stir in powered milk, wheat bran and the egg,add flour half a cup at a time, mixing well.Knead for 5 – 7 minutes adding more flour if  necessary, to make a very thick dough. Roll out and cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Bake for 35 – 50 minutes. Allow to cool and dry before serving.

Here is the menu for the birds staying at the home of the happy parrot this Christmas day.

Breakfast…. Fruit salad
Tea time….. cookies and fruit juice
Lunch…….. mixed seed and nut
Dinner…….apple and carrot suprise
after dinner. cheese biscuits and biltong.

Have a really special time with your birds this Christmas cook for them, and watch them eat your treats. Till next time, have a very good day.

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