How was your Thanksgiving break/weekend? Como les fue? I got to sleep in a bit, and basically watched movies all day–it was everything I wanted.
Aaaand I got to do a little shopping for Small Business Saturday, where I got to support some of my new favorite latinx businesses!
My mom made Chiles Rellenos all the time for us when I was still living at home, and it was always one of my favorite dishes because they were always stuffed with hunks of cheese.
Have I told you how much I love cheese?
I’d sit there and I’d pick off and eat the batter first and save the cheese for last, and if I could, I’d ninja my way into the kitchen to try to sneak in for seconds when no one was looking.
I rediscovered Panela a few months ago and as my mom would say, “Omaiga!” I’m obsessed!
Because I love cheese so much, we’re stuffing our pasillas with not one but two cheeses! My mom used to just stuff them with queso fresco, but queso fresco is sort of the Kim K of Mexican cheeses, it’s pretty to look at but bland as hell.
Panela is nutty and creamy, and it melts just right, and doesn’t become a gooey mess. Oaxaca is our messy girl, she is great for quesadillas and she’ll give you that nice cheese pull.
I’m also adding a little bit of chipotle and the adobo it comes in to the tomato sauce because we’re not basic and you deserve the nicer things in life.