I tend to avoid bringing up world events or politics on A Cozy Kitchen. Not because I walk around with rose-tinted glasses on but I honestly figure you get enough of that elsewhere. And plus, this is the place I created to celebrate fun and warmth; devoted to things like cheese, butter and corgis. But this week has been particularly rough and I’m finding it hard to muster up the energy to talk about Aviva throwing her leg across the table.
Robin Williams’ death made me so unexpectedly sad. If you know me, you know that me crying is a very common occurrence, but I was still shocked by how much I cried on Monday. I felt like I lost someone I knew; someone who had been there at so many different times in my life.
Also, the sheer irony in a man who dedicated his life to making so many laugh and yet was dealing with so many personal struggles, is just tragic. It’s a reminder that we really have no idea what’s going in other people’s lives and their own personal struggles are ones we aren’t always privy to. It reinforces my belief in trying to give people the benefit of the doubt.
Oh gosh and #Ferguson. Don’t even get me started. Good gracious. I can’t believe this is happening in 2014…yet I sort of can which is even sadder.
There’s no real segue into this recipe. It’s not here to make you feel better because no dish full of carbs and cheese can undo this week. Maybe you’ll find comfort in this dish just a little, but if I’m being honest, I didn’t make it for this reason, I made it because I bought way too many hatch chiles at the store because I was elated that they finally showed up.
Wishing you a peaceful weekend.
P.S. If you’re looking for something to listen to this weekend, I love Robin Williams on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast from a few years ago.
Hatch Chile Macaroni and Cheese