Saturday, August 18, 2012

T is for: The Hunger Games {Basil Wrapped Goat Cheese Bites}

When I get really into a set of books, I can't put them down. I get sucked in, and I keep reading day or night until I'm finished. I did it with Twilight, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 50 Shades of Grey, and of course, The Hunger Games.

Since The Hunger Games movie is available On Demand starting today, I was excited to partner with On Demand Weekly once again to bring you an easy little appetizer.

If you've read the books, you know that food is a central theme. (It is the Hunger Games after all). I considered attempting the lamb stew with dried plums or even roasted rabbit or groosling soup. In the end, simplicity won out and I did my own spin on Prim's gift to Katniss on Reaping Day...goat cheese wrapped in basil leaves. Happy Hunger Games and may the odds be ever in your favor! Click here to get the step-by-step instructions.

Prim's Basil Wrapped Goat Cheese Bites

by Jaymee Sire
Keywords: appetizer snack gluten-free vegetarian basil goat cheese cream cheese rosemary Hunger Games

  • 4 ounces goat cheese, room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 20 large basil leaves
  • 20 toothpicks
  • bread or crackers for serving (optional)
  1. Combine cheeses and rosemary and form into small balls. Refrigerate until firm. Wrap each cheese ball in a basil leaf and secure with a toothpick. Serve with crackers or bread.
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  1. BEAUTIFUL - love your presentation on these! I am the same way with a good book and look forward to searching for more good foods in the good books that I read in the future.

    Check out my Hunger Games Cookbook Giveaway:

  2. A good book is like a drug, or really good cheesecake, just too hard to put down. We confess we have not read The Hunger Games, although it's on the (ever-growing) list of things to catch up to. These little darlin's look delightful. We love basil with almost anything (except a rosemary and basil créme brulée Adam had once on assignment- what were they thinking?) and the goat cheese is a perfect partner for it's sweet muskiness. Lovely!


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