On the way home this afternoon I stopped at Costco. Beaucoup dollars later I emerged. Among my purchases: a flat of tree-ripened nectarines and a bunch of stew meat.
The latter went into the slow cooker on a bed of sliced onions. I poured three small tins of medium Hatch chiles on top along with a handful of sun-dried tomatoes. Freshly ground black pepper, freshly ground sea salt, some thyme, and I turned that puppy on. Much later I thickened it with arrowroot.
Later I put brown rice in the rice cooker. You see, this is cooking for lazybones.
Then I sliced up most of the nectarines and made a nectarine crsip.
And finally I sauteed the zucchini from my yard (picked last weekend and still with firm texture) in lots of butter with salt, pepper, a splash of white balsamic, and a splash of brandy.
En voici le résultat.
Beef and green chile stew with brown rice and sautéed zucchini
Nectarine crisp warm from the oven with a scoop of mango ice cream
Life is good.