Posted in Gardening

Self-Watering Container Garden

I found these delightful self-watering containers at a local hardware store. I always begin the growing season with the good intention for watering my plants regularly. Slowly but surely, as the season moves into the hot and sticky months, my intentions are quickly forgotten and my garden begins to fade. I’m hoping these little babies will help me find success this year.

The containers are assembled by adding caster wheels and inserting the watering tube in the corner.
The wicking action is supported by inserting moist potting mix into the three remaining corners.
Continue to fill the container with potting mix and fertilizer.
Filling the container to the rim is essential.
Fit the landscape fabric over top the container. Snip a hole in the fabric for the watering tube.
Snip evenly spaced slits into fabric to accommodate plants.
Beginning in the center, work your way out planting greens through the landscape fabric.
Using the watering tube, fill container with water. Secure cloth drawstring and place in the sunshine.
Posted in Baked goods, Baking, breakfast, Brunch, eggs, Uncategorized

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

I love using up ingredients from the fridge when pulling together a last minute breakfast. This quiche is one of my favorite go-to breakfast items because it’s so simple and delicious.
Actually, it a great lunch or dinner entree, as well. Just add a light salad and enjoy!

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

1 refrigerated pie crust
7 large eggs
3/4 cup milk
3/4 teaspoon hot sauce
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup cooked ham chopped
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese
3 tablespoons green onions, chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll pie crust and press into a greased 9″ pie plate, crimping the top edges, if needed.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, hot sauce and pepper. Sprinkle ham, cheese, and (optional) green onions into the pie crust and pour the egg mixture over top. Bake for 40-43 minutes until the center is completely set. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.