As the days grow increasingly HOT and Humid, I am proud of the little plants that I have managed to keep alive this season.
Last summer I planted some herbs, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and okra.
Most did pretty well but being a first time grower, I had and still do not have any idea what I am doing.
The best producers have been my peppers and the basil! They just keep going. Today I picked about 8 peppers.
I realized that there were some green onions in the fridge that were on the verge of needing to be tossed.
I stuck them in an empty pot of soil and what do you know… they have started taking up just fine and there is already new green coming up.
It makes me happy to grow things.
I have noticed that there are ants living in all of my planters and I have no idea how to remedy this.
I do not want to use any chemicals on my little garden but I need to do something. Every time I pull weeds it disturbs the ants and they go every where.
I mentioned last post that I did not take photos of the first few recipes that I have tried on the Banting diet.
I have started taking them but the next few recipes will be basic and photo free.
So the recipe this evening is a Hamburger casserole.
1 pounds ground beef (I used ground Turkey)
1 large garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 of a (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground pepper
6 ounces grated cheddar cheese, divided
Brown ground beef with garlic and onion powder
Drain excess grease and set meat aside
Stir bacon pieces into cooked beef
In medium bowl, whisk together eggs, tomato paste, heavy cream, salt, and pepper until well combined
Stir 4 ounces grated cheese into egg mixture
Pour egg mixture over beef and bacon
Pour this into the meat and make sure it is mixed well
Pour this into an 8×8 pan
Top with remaining 4 ounces of grated cheese
Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top
Mushrooms, onions, are great add-ins!
If you have any ideas about keeping the ants out of my planters I would love to hear about them!