Tuesday, June 19, 2007
This will take an existing picture that you have and actually CREATE a mosaic image of it from other images. It's very interesting and I guess if you are looking for that kind of thing it's pretty cool. I've uploaded two images to my Flickr gallery that show the before and after pictures of this process.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Sweet and Sour Meatballs
Tasty sweet and sour meatballs with pineapple.
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups water
1 pound lean ground beef
1 egg, well beaten
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup sliced celery
1 red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 green bell pepper, cut in strips
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 slices pineapple, cut into quarters
In large mixing bowl, combine bread crumbs with minced onion, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup water. Add ground beef and egg. Shape beef mixture into 16 meatballs. Brown slowly in a large skillet over medium low heat.
When browned and cooked through, remove meatballs from skillet and set aside. Cook celery and pepper strips in skillet for about 5 minutes. Add remaining water, vinegar, brown sugar, and soy sauce. Mix cornstarch with a little cold water then add to skillet; stir well and cook for about 4 minutes. Add meatballs, pineapple slices. Cook until heated through. Serves 4.
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Link your blogs into the RSS Feeds in Outlook 2007.
With Outlook 2007 you can display RSS Feeds. RSS stands for
Really Simple Syndication and it's a way for you to automatically collect information from the net and bring it to where you want it for easy viewing. On sites such as blogger, you can subscribe to the RSS feed and anytime the information is updated you will also be able to see it in your RSS viewer such as Outlook.
After viewing the presentation on the 7 1/2 habits, I realized just how much of a lifelong learner I am. I hope that we all are! I really do find that I am always trying to learn something new and preferrably fun and/or interesting.
My answer to the question about what is the habit listed that I find easiest is "Viewing problems as challenges". It's almost a life philosophy of mine. I believe that people can do anything with the right attitude and maybe a bit of hard work.
If I had to pick something that I was not very good at I would say the "playing" part. I really need to learn to take a break once in a while or enjoy something instead of continuing to push myself.
Until next time, take care!