Must-Try Recipes for the Holidays

There are several staple holiday dishes that families make each year. This season, try your hand at a new meal and follow one of these festive recipes for the holidays.

Appetizers

If you’re craving pizza this season, make this popular dish with a creative twist. Opt to cook with crescent dough and then arrange it in the shape of a candy cane. For a simpler appetizer, you can prepare beer cheese in a bread bowl, which you can then eat later.

Dinner

Instead of simply having a glazed ham for dinner, cook the ham in a puff-pastry pineapple and have pineapple sauce available for a sweet meal. You can also serve Brussels sprouts with cranberries and balsamic vinegar as a delicious side dish.  

Desserts

To have a dessert that’s as tasty as it is charming, coat cornflakes in a mixture of butter, marshmallows, vanilla and green food coloring. You can then arrange the cornflakes into a wreath shape and add fun decorations. You and your children can also work together to make a cheesecake with a large sugar cookie for the bottom.

We at Dave Kehl Chevrolet hope you and your loved ones have a fantastic holiday season filled with mouthwatering meals. When you have a free weekend, stop by our dealership to test-drive one of our Chevrolet vehicles.

Thanksgiving Driving Tips for Family Road Trips

Driving during the holiday season can be a great source of stress, which you don’t need more of after all the cooking and shopping. These Thanksgiving driving tips will help ensure that you have one less thing to sweat this holiday season.

Get a maintenance check

The key to a stress-free road trip is being up to date on your maintenance. Make sure that you’ve brought your vehicle into Dave Kehl Chevrolet for its regularly scheduled maintenance and service. Especially worth noting in the late fall are your battery, tires, windshield wipers, and lights.

Be prepared for emergencies

It’s good to be prepared for boredom, hunger, and dehydration with fun activities and a snack cooler, but drivers should also be prepared for problems. Bring a winter safety kit, complete with extra blankets, flashlights, jumper cables, cat litter (for getting out of muddy ditches), and whatever else you deem necessary for emergencies.

Avoid traveling Wednesday

When it comes to Thanksgiving road trips, most people do the majority of their driving the day before the holiday. If you want to avoid traffic, leave before Wednesday or try traveling on Thanksgiving Day if possible. Also, if you’re staying through the weekend, try not to leave Sunday. That’s when the bulk of other drivers are heading home, too.

Have a plan

So you already know which days you’re going to travel, but what about the rest of the trip? Schedule in pit stops every one or two hours to stretch your legs. Time it so that the driver is well-rested and has gotten lots of sleep. Also, make sure to minimize driving distractions.

From our family at Dave Kehl Chevrolet to yours, here’s wishing you a happy, healthy, and filling Thanksgiving.

Tips for Tailgating in Your Truck

Tips for Tailgating | Mechanicsburg, OH

The beginning of autumn signals the onset of football season. Tailgating is a popular activity for fans that want to pair their favorite foods and beverages with game-day exhilaration. If you’re new to the pastime or need a refresher on how to do it the right way, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind when tailgating in your truck this fall.

Before the game

Keep the following items stored in a toolbox, either in the backseat area or the truck bed, so you’ll be ready at a moment’s notice for the next tailgating event:

  • Sunscreen
  • Trash bags
  • Tongs
  • Masking tape
  • Basting brush
  • Your favorite condiments, spices, and seasonings
  • Wet wipes
  • Spatulas
  • Plastic zip bags
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper towels
  • Mini flashlight
  • Wooden skewers
  • Permanent marker
  • Can opener
  • Bottle opener
  • Poncho

During the game

Stay safe and maximize your fun when tailgating by observing the following rules.

  • Show up a few hours earlier than game time, to claim a good spot in the parking lot.
  • Have each member of your tailgating party bring enough alcohol for four people, to ensure that you have a sufficient supply during the game.
  • Drink only from your tailgate, even if there are other sports fans nearby that are rooting for your team.
  • Keep pickup games to a minimum, to avoid sabotaging other tailgaters parties and grill sessions.
  • Clean up after yourself by bringing a few garbage bags and using them.

If you’re in need of a new tailgating vehicle this fall, stop by Dave Kehl Chevrolet. We’ll help you find the right Colorado or Silverado 1500 to suit your lifestyle and enhance your tailgating parties.