Here at home, most of us are more fortunate. There is enough food to meet our needs and then some. And we are and should be grateful for it.
Being in the depths of winter my mind also wonders to the creatures outside who have to endure long days and nights of below freezing temperatures. Being a bird person, I have feeders outside to help these little winged ones make it through the winter. I realize that they can probably fend for themselves, but isn't it nice to know that you can make their lives a little bit easier?
1 large jar of peanut butter
1 medium bag of wild birdseed
Turn the mixture out onto a cookie sheet covered with waxed paper and shape it into a rectangle approximately half an inch thick. Wrap the mixture in waxed paper and place it in the freezer for one hour. After an hour the mixture will have set enough to cut it easily. If not, return it to the freezer and check it every fifteen to twenty minutes. Cut the rectangle into 2-inch squares.
Note that I shaped my treats into balls and then pressed them with the bottom of a glass. I think Dorothy's way is the time-saving method!
"I feed the birds a festive meal.
I nourish them with foodstuffs real.
And as they find this pleasant feast,
So will my human siblings eat.
Remove the hunger from all life,
So that Your human children thrive.
Give them plenty - fill them up
With nourishing food on which to sup.
Kill starvation, it must die,
This I will - by Sun and Sky!"