What’s for Dinner: Week 119

 (District Breads )

We had our Hunger Games Hype party yesterday and it was loads of fun. I’ll share more pics tomorrow after I get a chance to go through them. But for those of you who haven’t read the books, bread is a pretty consistent theme. They make a big deal about the different breads from the different districts so of course I felt the need to make 12 different rolls for us to enjoy. I was bummed because in my hurry even though it was on my list I totally flaked and forgot to make one of the rolls green with seaweed and fish shaped for district 4 blast oh well next time. I made 3 kinds of dough and used another kind of frozen dough and with a few different shapes and seasonings to change things up. I had forgotten how much I adore making bread. No really if I had extra time it would be really really high up on my list of things to do regularly. Yeah I can do the no knead or the 10 minute bread stuff any time but I love the process of taking hours, waiting for it rise, shaping it and feeling the soft risen dough in my hands and then letting it rise again. Okay maybe I’m just a nut but I love it and was thrilled that I had managed to work my butt off to give myself a mostly full day off of party prep (with lots of bread making) and then a super fun evening with some great people.

In case you’re curious: I used my jalepeno cheese roll recipe, my cheesecake factory recipe (I’ll post that soon), and my cinnaburst bread recipe.

Day Main Meal Goals (Veggies, Whole Grain, Fish)
Sunday Corn, potato and chicken chowder Grains and nuts: granola bars
Veggies: Spinach, Asparagus
Fish: Shrimp, Fish, scallops
Monday Big Salad
Tuesday Mediterranean Burritos
Wednesday Chicken Costelleta Mashed potatoes and asparagus
Thursday St. Patti’s Day Dinner
Friday Seafood Mac and Cheese
Saturday Eat Out


  1. Looks delicious! Now I’m hungry. Following from the Linky Follower hop; glad I stopped by. =)

  2. So fun! Thanks for linking up.

  3. Mmm how wonderful all of this looks!

  4. WOW you go girl! Your a bread makin machine ;) Such a cute idea! I can’t wait for the movie!!!!

  5. I’m just like you. I absolutely adore making bread! I love the process too – how long it takes, and I love to knead the bread! These breads look so good!

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

  6. What a great idea for a Hunger Games themed party! The rolls look scrumptious!

  7. I need to read this trilogy. My son has and he loves it! Have a great day!

  8. I love that you had a hunger games party-and baked bread for the districts!!!

  9. Yum! Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday!

  10. Your bread looks delish! I know what you mean about the time factor. I made bread the “homemade” way once and questioned how those pioneer women found the time back in the olden days. After all, they didn’t have modern conviences with anything, so all their chores must have taken lots of time. Yet they still had time to make bread. How they managed, I’ll never know.

    I now use a breadmaker for when I want homemade bread. It would be fun to make the rolls all different like you did though.

    Thanks for linking up to my party this week.

  11. All that bread looks really nice!

    Erika B

  12. Hunger Games and 12 different types of bread-sounds like heaven :)

  13. Great idea! I’m going to copy this for our book club Hunger Games night. Thanks!

  14. Those breads look delicious! Thanks for linking up to Cutesy Monday!


  15. My daughters (ages 24 and 20) are totally geeking out to The Hunger Games. Chine Glaze has put out nail polish colors for each of the 12 districts. I have 8 of the colors so far. Some of them are amazing! Thanks for sharing about your bread. I love homemade bread, but haven’t jumped into making it yet. But give me time!

  16. Homemade breads! You speak my language :)

  17. What a fun idea!

  18. I love homemade bread. I wish I had more time to make it too. What a fun idea to make bread from all the districts! Love that. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

  19. All that bread looks super delicious :) YAY FOR HUNGER GAMES!!

    Stopping by from Mix It Up Monday

  20. I don’t quite get the Hunger Games part (haven’t read them), but homemade bread is amazing!

    Thanks for linking up to Friday Food on Momtrends.com!

  21. What a great Idea! I love this!

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