March 2016

Wednesday, February 22nd,  2017

OMG, for crying out loud, I can't believe that I got another bad part. I have business that I work on the side to make extra money. I do hope to have the business eventually make enough money that I can actually call it an income. Right now I can barely pay an electric bill from month to month. I do however take my small growing business very seriously and I am building it on integrity. I don't ask for people to sign papers for service or make unreasonable promises. As far as I'm concerned a handshake is enough. But today I got a bad part (I repair cell phones, tablets and computers). Anyway I was repairing a phone. It is a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and the part I got from my supplier is a piece of *(&% I can't bet the phone to properly boot with the part and soft keys don't work! I tried to get that thing to work for hours and I totally blew a broken screen that I could have sold for a good LCD to figure out the assembly without taking apart the customers original screen. After hours of work I finally put the customers broken screen back on the phone and I am going to practically camp out at the supplier. He will have to either figure out a good part or refund me my $100+ dollars for the part.
We'll  see how that goes.
In the meantime I'm trying to loose weight (It seems like every person I know is trying to loose weight), I love the soup Zuppa Toscana and I usually make it with potatoes but I am trying to cut back on carbs. With that said I had purchased a head of cauliflower to make into mashed cauliflower as a mashed potato substitute and after taking to my daughter I decided that I needed to use it for something else. She had tried the mashed cauliflower and said it tasted like mashed cauliflower! She also said that you pretty much have to load it to get it to really taste like mashed potatoes. Sooooo, after about a week of thinking about it I thought maybe I could make Zuppa Toscana soup with it and replace the potatoes. I did look online for anybody else trying it and I found where one lady had roasted hers in the oven. She drizzled with olive oil, salt, pepper, and I have a really nice parmesan dipping blend that I don't use for dipping I use it on vegetables. It's called "Dean Jacob's Parmesan Bread Dipping Blend" and it is absolutely delicious on vegetables. I think I'll post my recipe. My grandson came up with a name for the soup, Zuppa Toscauliflower. In english that would Soup Toscany Cauliflower.