1 cup shortening
1 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
jute or string
In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except the jute or string.
Form the mixture into five patties, place on a plate, and freeze for 3 hours.
Wrap and tie a piece of jute or string around each patty like you were wrapping a gift box (see photograph). Then tie a length of jute or string to each and attach the bird food to tree branches.