The Hunger Games: Goose Liver and Puffy Bread

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 ate in the woods, the Capitol pancakes, lunch with Cinna (chicken in orange sauce), District 11 bread, Mellark’s apple and goat cheese tarts, lamb stew and dried plums, cake on fire, hot chocolate,

I program the closet for an outfit to my taste.  The windows zoom in and out on parts of the city at my command.  You only need to whisper a type of food from a gigantic menu into a mouthpiece and it appears, hot and steamy, before you in less than a minute.  I walk around the room eating goose liver and puffy bread until there’s a knock on the door.  Effie’s calling me to dinner.

Good. I’m starving.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 75

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The Weekly Dish 03/11/2012

Here is the weekly dish!

Recipes from my blog…

District 11 Bread- Crescent Rolls with Seeds

Oregano Parmesan Crisps

White Tea Blueberry Smoothie

Thyme Mushroom Quinoa Saute

Crustless Quiche

Mellark’s Apple and Goat Cheese Tarts

Swedish Visiting Cake

Recipes from blogs I follow…

Bread

Double Dark Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Buffalo Chicken Monkey Bread from Confections of a Foodie Bride

Side Dish

Southwestern Style Stuffed Peppers from Inquiring Chef

Sweet Potato Poriyal from Yummy Tummy

Main Dish

Moroccan Chicken with Apricots from Not Derby Pie

Snacks

Peanuts and Caramel Corn from Heat Oven to 350

Potato Skins from Lottie + Doof

Dessert

Cocoa Coconut Bits from Sprouted Kitchen

Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding from Cemplang Cemplung

Banana Tres Leches Cake from Cooking Classy

The Hunger Games: District 11 Bread (Crescent Rolls with Seeds)

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 ate in the woods, the Capitol pancakeslunch with Cinna (chicken in orange sauce),Mellark’s Apple and Goat Cheese Tarts, Goose Liver and Puffy Bread, Lamb Stew and Dried Plums, Cake on Fire, Hot Chocolate,

I open the parachute and find a small loaf of bread.  It’s not the fine white Capitol stuff.  It’s made of dark ration grain and shaped in a crescent.  Sprinkled with seeds.  I flashback to Peeta’s lesson on the various district breads in the Training Center.  This bread came from District 11.  I cautiously lift the still warm loaf.  What must it have cost the people of District 11 who can’t even feed themselves?  How many would’ve had to go without to scrape up a coin to put in the collection for this one loaf?  It had been meant for Rue, surely.  But instead of pulling the gift when she died, they’d authorized Haymitch to give it to me. As a thank-you?  Or because, like me, they don’t like to let debts go unpaid?  For whatever reason, this is a first.  A district gift to a tribute who’s not your own. 

I lift my face and step into the last falling rays of sunlight.  “My thanks to the people of District Eleven,” I say.  I want them to know I know where it came from.  That the full value of their gift has been recognized.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Katniss, p 239

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The Hunger Games: Peeta’s Bread (Hazelnut Raisin Corn Bread)

This is an ongoing series of food related to The Hunger Games, here are the links to the other recipes- bakery bread with blackberries and goat cheese, 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,

His mother was yelling, “Feed it to the pig, you stupid creature!  Why not?  No one decent will buy burned bread!”

He began to tear off chucks from the burned parts and toss them into the trough, and the front bakery bell rung and the mother disappeared to help a customer.

The boy never even glanced my way, but I was watching him.  Because of the bread, because of the red weal that stood out on his cheekbone.  What had she hit him with?  My parents never hit us.  I couldn’t even imagine it.  The boy took one look back to the bakery as if checking that the coast is clear, then, his attention back to the pig, he threw a loaf of bread in my direction.  The second quickly followed, and he sloshed back to the bakery, closing the kitchen door tightly behind him.

I stared at the loaves in disbelief.  They were fine, perfect really, except for the burned areas.  Did he mean for me to have them?  He must have.  Because there they were at my feet.  Before anyone could witness what had happened I shoved the loaves up under my shirt, wrapped the hunting jacket tightly about me, and walked swiftly away.  The heat of the bread burned into my skin, but I clutched it tighter, clinging to life.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, p 30

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The Weekly Dish 02/19/2012

I have been practicing American Sign Language a lot lately.  Therefore, ya’ll get to see another video!  I like them 🙂

Here is the Weekly Dish! These are my recipes for the week-

Custard-Filled Cornbread

Almond Blackberry Spread

Caribbean Chicken Breasts

Sweet Dreams Tea

Toasted Coconut Granola

Refried Black Beans

Chipotle-Glazed Squash

These look like some great recipes from other blogs I love!

Breakfast

Hazelnut Muffins from Lottie + Doof

Side Dish

Dry Chili Cauliflower from Yummy Tummy

Parmesan and Asiago Cheese Garlic Bread from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

Main Dish

Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken from Simply Recipes

Cajun Chicken Pasta from Skinny Taste

Snack

Homemade Paneer from Yummy Tummy

Fresh Mozzarella Cheese from 30 Pounds of Apples

Desserts

Pears Poached in Red Wine, Honey, and Cardamom from cooking-spree

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake from Frugal Feeding

Almond Joy Tart from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen