baking for the fowlish set

I've noticed several discussions in blogland lately about birds, and two specifically about chickens.

I thought a little cutting-edge, timely, topic- specific blogging was in order. I am all about the community, blogging friends. I do need to point out that the main ingredient in the bird bread is in fact, not bird, it is cornmeal. The bird bread is for the birds... so, is my mother's famous bird bread-loved and raved over by the 5 or 6 parrots she kept, and cursed by my sister and I-because mom stopped cooking for us sometime in Jr. High and to come home to a house full of delicious baking smells and to have to pick out the crushed egg shells from it was just plain pathetic. But I digress, here is the recipe:

Mom's bird bread

2 cups corn meal or a box of jiffy corn bread mix
1 jar baby food- sweet potato
2 eggs and crush the egg shells and throw those in too
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
2/3 cup buttermilk (or less)

mix together all ingredients, saving the buttermilk for last. Withhold some of the buttermilk if it is too liquid. Grease glass cornbread pan and bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes. Cut into squares and freeze any you will not use in a few days. Enjoy! (warn hubby or kids about the eggshells!)

it's a pretty forgiving recipe, I often change the amounts, use a different baby food and fresh veggies, and sometimes throw in some seeds and interesting rice or something.