Fresh tomatoes from the garden, zucchini from our neighbor down the street, fried peppers in the fridge, a chicken just waiting to be braised…  A dinner was born!

I knew last night that I was making a braised chicken today.  I even had the recipe pretty much figured out.  Basic, throw-in-the-pot stuff.

I chopped an onion and sauteed it in a bit of olive oil.  I added the cut-up chicken, garlic, and red wine and let it cook down a bit.  I then added about 4 fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes, chopped, chunks of zucchini, and about a cup of hot and sweet fried peppers.  On went the lid and into the oven for about 45 minutes.

I added some basil and oregano form the garden, salt, and pepper.  That was pretty much it.

I cooked up some mini rigatoni and called it dinner.

And there  were plenty of leftovers for Victor’s lunch.

The peppers were really spicy and added a nice amount of heat without being overpowering.  And I  baked off the last loaf of the Olive Oil Bread .

It was a bit unseasonal, but we’re still living under air conditioning.

I think tomorrow might be stuffed zucchini.