I got a call this morning from a woman with a very strong middle east accent. She said she was calling from Windows technical support because they received signals that our computer was having problems. I told her that I didn’t believe her but she kept going on and so my husband jumped in and played along. While she was giving her directions we looked up online what she was telling us to do and found many others who received the same scam call. We hung up. It makes me so mad that there are people out there doing this. Luckily I knew pretty quickly that this was bogus but I feel like a lot of people, especially non tech savvy people would fall for this. So how did I know: 1) she didn’t tell me her name or know mine 2) she didn’t say what computer (we have two) or what the problem was 3) her number said “unknown”- I asked her why it came up with this and she just repeated she was from tech support 4) companies don’t call you when there is a problem, you have to call them 5) my computer is working just fine. If you get a call like this, just hang up.
Well on a good note, miracles do happen! Nick’s sister is getting married this summer so I have been checking flight prices almost everyday and yesterday I found that they dropped to only $71! CRAZY! We got our tickets for half the price they originally were. I’m so glad I was patient and waited. God is looking out for us!
My husband LOVES meat and puts in a very strong request to always have some type of meat with our dinner. Well meat is expensive (and is usually more work for me) so I try to throw in one meatless meal a week. Nick also isn’t a big fan of pasta. He claims it doesn’t really keep him full. Why am I telling you this? Because Nick LOVES this meatless pasta (and it has mushrooms which he also isn’t a fan of)! I couldn’t believe it when he told me this was added to his favorites and he asked for it again. What’s also great is that it takes a max of 20 minutes to make. Take 5 more minutes and toss a salad for a side and throw together some garlic cheese bread.
Spinach Cheese Tortellini
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups fresh spinach, packed
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, julienne sliced
- 1 12 ounce package cheese tortellini
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- In a large skillet, melt butter. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook over medium-high heat until tender.
- Add spinach, cream, and tomatoes. Bring mixture to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes (or until thickened) while continuing to stir gently.
- Meanwhile, cook tortellini according to directions on package (usually only 3-5 minutes). When tortellini is done, remove with a sieve or slotted spoon and add to the skillet.
- Stir in 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese and the pine nuts.
- Serve pasta garnished with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
Recipe Source: Adapted from Jodi Andersen (more mushrooms, less garlic, no basil)
I always think about the poor elderly people who get those scam calls and probably fall for them. Luckily I can’t really remember the last time I received a scam call.
Can you make some for me?
Judi- You are lucky! I get random calls all the time! I think the phone number I got is a recycled one.