Freshly roasted green chiles
I can't help noticing how happy people are at our Farmers Market here in Clovis--and why not? The sun is usually shining, there are friendly people all around, and the food is fresh and wholesome.
In August, when the chiles arrive, however, the happiness is cranked up a notch. Smiling people patiently wait in the line to buy their buckets of chiles, and then in the next line to wait for the roaster, all the while trading recipes and breathing in that wonderful roasted chile aroma.
Here is my recipe for a perfect Saturday lunch: Bring home some freshly roasted chiles from the market. On the way, stop at the tortilleria for some fresh, warm tortillas. Place a peeled and seeded chile in the tortilla, grate a little cheese over the top, and warm the whole thing in the microwave until the cheese is melted.
Eat. Smile. Be happy you live in New Mexico.