Sunday, July 03, 2016


My first attempt ever to make meatballs

Here are the directions:

Preheat oven to 400
Chop small onion (around 1/4 cup volume) into tiny pieces and sauté

Combine the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl:
1 Pound Ground Beef
1 Egg
1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
Dash of Basil
Dash of Oregano
Onion that was previous sautéed

Mix well and roll into 2 inch balls.  Place in pan that is coated with non stick spray. 
Place in Oven for 20 minutes. You want all the pink color to be gone. If not, bake a bit longer.

Meatballs - MI00199

The pan pictured above was originally full, but I decided to sample before snapping the picture.  It wasn't bad for a first try.  I will probably fine tune things on future attempts.

Windows 10 Search Bar Issue Solved

A computer at work has had Windows 10 for a couple or weeks now and seemed to function fine until Thursday. The search bar located along the bottom of the screen to the right of the "window-start" button no longer worked.  Nothing could be typed into the search box..

Online searches offered several suggested that all failed for me.  I found an easy solution that happened to work for me.  I can't say that this will be the solution for you, but share what I did in case the information is helpful.  Apparently I had 'Background Apps' running by default.  Turning this option off got my search box operational again.  Here's how I did it:

1. Hit Window/start button in left bottom corner of screen
2. Select "settings"
3. Select "privacy"
4. Select "background apps"
5. Slide the sliders to "off" position