So I love books, I devour them! I always have. When I was 11 I was done with Judy Blume and had moved onto Stephen King and The Clan of the Cave Bear series. I become obsessed with the stories and always declare the book “the best book ever.” That only lasts until the next book rolls around. There are a few favorites of mine that I deem truly “The best books ever”, Stephen Kings “The Stand” “The Skeleton Crew” “Under the Dome” “Cell”, Neil Gaimans “Neverwhere”, the Clan of the Cave Bear Series, Michael Endes “The Neverending Story”, and “Follow the River” by James Alexander Thom and I am sure there are a million more I am forgetting!
Recently I read “The Hunger Games Trilogy” and fell in love, I read this series every spare moment I had only to be sad when it was over too quickly. This series now holds a spot in my list “of best books ever”. I even got my husband to listen to it on audio while he was working and he’s obsessed now too!
Of course we are super amped for the movie to come out and as we speak I’m anxiously awaiting noon so I can buy my advanced tickets (I know I know, but hey I warned you I was obsessed lol).
One day in the midst of the trilogy I was making lasagna for dinner and wanted a bread on the side and my Hunger Games saturated brain went straight to Peeta’s Cheese Buns (for those who haven’t read the book, the quick of it is Peeta is a baker, he makes cheese buns lol).
So I whipped some up and filed it away to share today for the advanced ticket sales because these buns are too good to wait to share until the movie comes out.
Please please, go read this book and make some cheese buns, I mean really, what more could you want besides a good book and a plate of cheesy carbs?
Peeta’s Cheese Buns (adapted from The Hungry Mouse)
Start with pizza dough, storebought, from a can or from scratch.
Roll it out into a rectangle.
Brush with a little melted butter and garlic salt (optional).
Sprinkle on your favorite cheese, I used mozzarella and parmesan but you can use cheddar, pepperjack or whatever you mix of cheese you like.
Now carefully roll the dough up into a log (like you would cinnamon rolls).
Slice the log into 1-1/2 inch slices.
Place in a buttered dish and bake at 350 till the buns are slightly browned and the cheese is melty.
Take them out, let them cool and there you have it Peeta’s Cheese Buns, the perfect pre movie snack for all your Hunger Games friends!