We finally found winter. I had to shovel this morning. The snow was so heavy and wet. Oh well, everything looks really beautiful. I am hoping to post some pictures of the snow globe I now live in.
We made this with the Capitol breakfast, because it is delicious and decedent, just like the Capitol would make it.
This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes- Peeta’s raisin nut bread, the bakery bread Katniss and Gale eat in the woods, Lunch with Cinna, District 11 bread (crescent rolls with seeds), Mellark’s Apple and Goat Cheese Tarts, Goose Liver and Puffy Bread, Lamb Stew and Dried Plums, Cake on Fire, Hot Chocolate,
When I ask if I can serve myself, he nods assent. I load my plate with eggs, sausages, batter cakes covered in thick orange preserves, slice of pale purple melon. As I gorge myself, I watch the sun rise over the Capitol.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 87
There is the Weekly Dish: recipes from this blog.
Recipes from other blogs I like.
Homemade Butter from Chez Us
Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut “Pesto” from girlichef
Soup and Stew
Roasted Poblano Beef Stew from My Baking Addiction
Creamy Cauliflower Soup from eCurry
Purple Cauliflower and Potato Gratin from Cake Duchess
Coconut Daal from US Masala
Creamy Chipotle Shrimp with Mushrooms and Wild Rice from Homesick Texan
Chocolate Chip Mandel Bread from Dramatic Pancake
Easy Spicy Garlic Bread in a Pot from joy the Baker
Blonde Brownies with Maple Cream Sauce and Walnuts from You Made That?
Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake from Pinch of Yum
Earl Grey Chocolate Cake from shutterbean
Milk Punch from Ezra Pound Cake
The first time I made these I burned them to a crisp. It was quite a disappointment. But then, try number two! And you can see they turned out much better.
This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes-Peeta’s raisin nut bread, pancakes in the Capitol, lunch with Cinna, District 11 bread (crescent rolls with seeds), Mellark’s Apple and Goat Cheese Tarts, Goose Liver and Puffy Bread, Lamb Stew with Dried Plums, Cake on Fire, Hot Chocolate,
“Look what I shot.” Gale holds up a loaf of bread with an arrow stuck in it, and I laugh. It’s real bakery bread, not the flat, dense loaves we make from our grain rations. I take it in my hands, pull out the arrow, and hold the puncture in the crust to my nose, inhaling the fragrance that makes my mouth flood with saliva. Fine bread like this is for special occasions.
“Mm, still warm,” I say. He must have been at the bakery at the crack of dawn to trade for it. “What did it cost you?”
“Just a squirrel. Think the old man was feeling sentimental this morning,” says Gale. “Even wished me luck.”
“Well, we all feel a little closer today, don’t we?” I say, not even bothering to roll my eyes. “Prim left us a cheese.” I pull it out.
His expression brightens at the treat. “Thank you, Prim. We’ll have a real feast.” Suddenly he falls into a Capitol accent as he mimics Effie Trinket, the manically upbeat woman who arrives once a year to read out the names at the reaping. “I almost forgot! Happy Hunger Games!” He plucks a few blackberries from the bushes around us. “And may the odds-” He tosses a berry in a high arc toward me.
I catch it in my mouth and break the delicate skin with my teeth. The sweet tartness explodes across my tongue. “-be ever in your favor!” I finish with equal verve. We have to joke about it because the alternative is to be scared out of your wits. Besides, the Capitol accent is so affected, almost anything sounds funny in it.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 7-8
This week has been crazy. I have been picking up extra shifts at work and I had a presentation due at school. I needed a little Sheila time. I decided making this lovely cake was just what the doctor ordered.
A family friend gave my mom this recipe. My mom tried it this weekend when I was visiting. It was really good!