It's always a big deal when hatch chiles come into season. I wait for the big sign to appear outside of Whole Foods, and as soon as it does, I bring home a big load. If you find them in your area, I highly recommend them! A few tips: if you roast the chile, don't rinse them under water otherwise you'll wash away the flavor. Also, wear gloves when chopping! Oh, and unless you can handle heat, I would avoid the seeds. These babies are hot. True story...I accidentally ate a seed and spent the next few minutes with my tongue under the faucet. I'm also a wuss, so make your own choice.
Here is some inspiration to get you started!
I roasted mine and then served them with this dipping sauce
Country Captain Chicken with Hatch Chiles (slower cooker)
Can we get a Hey-YA for it being Friday!!