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Our Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is around the corner which means food, family, friends and memories!

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Here is a list of a few of our favorite recipes, perfect for Thanksgiving dinner, potluck lunches at work, or any holiday celebration:

  • Green Beans with Almonds
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 Pounds Fresh Green Beans, Washed and Trimmed
      • 2 Slices of Bacon
      • ¼ Cup Sliced Almonds
    • Directions:
      • Remove both ends of beans, break in half, and wash thoroughly.
      • Place in a large pot and add water 3 to 4 inches from the top. Add bacon and cook until tender.
      • Remove bacon from cooking water and discard. Remove beans and place in a large bowl, add almonds and toss. Serve Hot.
  • Sweet Potato Casserole 
    • Ingredients:
      • 4 Cups Sweet Potato, cubed
      • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
      • 3 Eggs, Beaten
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
      • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
      • 1/2 Cup Milk
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
      • 1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
      • 1/2 Cub All-Purpose Flour
      • 3 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
      • 1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
    • Directions:
      • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Put sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with water to cover. Cook over medium high heat until tender; drain and mash.
      • In a large bowl, mix together the sweet potatoes, white sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a 9×13 inch baking dish.
      • In medium bowl, mix the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter until the mixture is coarse. Stir in the pecans. Sprinkle the mixture over the sweet potato mixture.
      • Bake in the preheated oven 30 minutes, or until the topping is lightly brown.
  • Red Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    • Ingredients:
      • 8 Red Potatoes, Cubed
      • 2 Teaspoons Crushed Garlic
      • 1/2 Cup Butter
      • 1/4 Cup Half and Half Cream
      • 1/4 Teaspoon Steak Seasoning
      • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
      • 1/8 Teaspoon White Sugar
    • Directions:
      • Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Add 1 teaspoon of the crushed garlic to the water for flavor. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 10 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork.
      • Drain the potatoes, and add the butter. Mash until the butter is melted. Mix in the half-and-half, steak seasoning, garlic powder, sugar, and remaining garlic. Mix potatoes with an electric mixer until smooth.
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Tips for a Seamless Thanksgiving Road Trip

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, along with the busiest travel holiday of the year!

If you’ve traveled on this holiday in the past, you know that planning is key to a seamless, relaxing trip, and we’ve got just the list to keep you organized this year!

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  • Stay Connected – Download the latest travel apps for your phone before you hit the road—Spotify is a great channel for music, Waze will help with traffic, and Citymapper will be your best-bet for navigation!
  • Travel Late or Early – Instead of sitting in a huge mess of traffic this year, leave in the middle of the night, or early in the morning to avoid traffic jams—you’ll get to where you’re going much faster, and your passengers will thank you… especially if you have kids!
  • Pack Wisely – Make sure to bring temperature-appropriate clothing, shoes, and coats, especially if you’re heading north or to the mountains!
  • Have Your Car Serviced – Make sure that all of your fluid levels are topped off, your brakes, lights work properly, and that your car is up to date on all routine maintenance including oil changes and tires. Contact our Service Department to set up an appointment to have your car prepared for your road trip!
  • Have Travel Documents on Hand – Be sure to carry your Insurance Card, Roadside Assistance information, and any other vital information, in case of emergency.
  • Make All Stops at Once – If you have children, it might be challenging trying to travel with the constant stopping for bathroom breaks, food, and drinks, but, if you stop in a place where you can use the restroom, grab a sandwich and a bottle of water, all in one place, you’re guaranteed to save time instead of loading and unloading everyone into and out of the car at each place.

Visit us online to schedule your appointment with our Service Department, to ensure your vehicle is up-to-par for your Thanksgiving travel. Buckle up, and enjoy the ride!