Could someone please let me know how it is already the end of November? Christmas music is blaring and the tree is decorated, but after back to back weeks in Mexico and San Francisco, I’m mentally barely at Thanksgiving. Sure, I ate my fill of Thanksgiving food, but suddenly the weather has taken a turn back towards fall, and I’m wearing a vest and stepping on crunchy leaves and just now thinking of Christmas shopping. To add to it, this week Chris and I are headed to New York so I can pretend I’m in Culinary School for a few days at the Culinary Institute of America (more on that later this week)! What all this boils down to, is that I need to catch up quickly to Christmas or else it will be New Years and I’ll be setting out cookies for Santa as my family counts down to 2018! Holiday parties are looming and so this year I’m looking to something easy, delicious, and most importantly QUICK….
Guys. It’s Hatch Chile season. It’s a thing! Didn’t you know?
I will admit beyond hearing the occasional mention of “New Mexico Chiles,” I was pretty ignorant to the tradition, nay OBSESSION, that come with these New Mexico Hatch Chiles. I don’t know anyone from New Mexico, and my only experience with the Land of Enchantment is limited to visiting “Four Corners” as a tween and parking in New Mexico and walking to Utah, and then making horrible jokes with my sisters about it for the next 36 hours. Our poor parents….