This past weekend was one full of tragedy. It sucks that there are people in this world that are so hateful, so dissatisfied with themselves, so bored that they need to go out and make everyone else just as miserable as they are. It's horrifying and disgusting and I really don't get it. Seriously dude, go get a hobby. I hate that there is hate in the world. And yet, life has to move on. On the positive side, I am really appreciating love the togetherness, the bonding, the love that is radiating amongst those of us who have hearts.
As I said, life has to move on. So, I'll stop attempting to be pensieve and meaningful. I'm just here to share some more food today. Food: the universal comforter.
I had planned on using the leftover carnitas and guajillo salsa as a filling for tacos. Instead, I ended up using them as a topping for arepas con queso. I got the idea after my Colombian coworker mentioned how her family back home spent Mother's Day making arepas. Of course, her mother would make the fresh corn masa from scratch. I went for premade dried stuff, but it still turned out delicious so no harm, no foul.
3 cups masarepa
½ cup corn kernels, minced
1 cup crumbled queso fresco
1 teaspoon salt
2 to 2½ cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cups grated mozzarella
+ butter for frying
fried plantains and guacamole and lots of sliced jalapenos.