Try These Recipes for the Big Game to Make Your Party a Winner

 

This year’s big game will take place on Sunday, February 4th. If you plan on hosting a party this year, you need to try a few of these recipes for the big game to earn some big points with your guests.

  • Wings. Try these slow-cooker wings to save you some time and go big on taste. The combination of ranch and buffalo flavors will make everyone come back for more.
  • Jalapeno Poppers Pigs in a Blanket. Combine two of your favorite appetizers into one delicious treat with these unique poppers.
  • Cheeseburger Crescent Ring. With this recipe, you make all the cheeseburgers at once with a delightful, flaky crescent crust. Everyone just grabs as much or as little as they want.
  • Loaded Potato Skins. This classic recipe is sure to be a big winner at any party. Load them up with crumbled bacon, melted cheese, and a big dollop of sour cream.
  • Cheese Stuffed Meatballs. Meatballs are a great addition to any party and when they are filled with cheese, they just get better.

Which of these big game recipes would you like to add to your party menu? No matter which team you are rooting for, we hope you have a blast with your family and friends; be sure to visit us at Stalker Chevrolet the next time you need a new car.

How to Safely Deep Fry a Turkey

How to Safely Deep Fry a Turkey
How to Safely Deep Fry a Turkey

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. If you are in charge of the turkey this year, you have a big job ahead of you. One preparation method that is gaining in popularity is to deep fry a turkey. However, this method can be a bit dangerous if not done properly. Here are a few tips to get a tender, juicy turkey without injury.

  1. Set up your propane deep fryer outside on a flat surface away from any houses, garages, or decks.
  2. To determine how much oil you will need, place your thawed turkey in the fryer and fill it with water until the turkey is just covered. Remove the turkey and drain all the water back into the fryer. Mark the water line and discard the water.
  3. Add oil to the fryer to the line you marked and preheat the oil to 375°
  4. Pat the turkey dry with paper towels and prepare it with any seasonings.
  5. When the oil is ready, turn off the burner and slowly lower the turkey into the oil. Turn the burner back on.
  6. Cook the turkey for 3-4 minutes per pound. Check with a meat thermometer to ensure it is ready. Dark meat should reach 175-180 degrees and white meat should be 165-170 degrees.
  7. Turn off the burner and slowly lift it from the fryer. Let it stand for 20 minutes before handling.

Are you planning on deep frying your turkey this year? You are welcome to share your leftovers with us at Stalker Chevrolet.

Tips for Tailgating: Enjoying Football Season the Right Way

Tips for Tailgating
Tips for Tailgating

Football season has started, which means more and more drivers will be tailgating before the games begin. There’s nothing more enjoyable than firing up the grill, having some drinks, playing games, and hanging out with other diehard sports fans. That’s why we’ve put together these tips for tailgating that’ll help you make this year’s tailgating season more enjoyable than ever.

First, according to ABC, one of the most important things to do is mark your territory. In other words, get to the stadium early to find a great parking spot and be sure to mark your perimeter. You can attach balloons to your mirrors or lay down rugs to show others where you’re going to be located.

If you have the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, you’ll have plenty of space for supplies. Nevertheless, you may have trouble keeping hot food warm without wasting your battery on an accessory. You can get past this issue by turning an ordinary cooler into a food warmer. Simply wrap four bricks in foil and put them in an oven heated to 450 degrees. After lining the bottom of a cooler with towels and putting on oven mitts, you can put the heated bricks in the cooler for an impromptu oven.

Finally, bring supplies to celebrate your dedication to your team. Bring extra shirts or jerseys for friends who leave theirs at home, and be sure to bring some games. Corn hole or ladder ball are popular, and a football is a must for any tailgating adventure.

Looking for the perfect truck or SUV for tailgating? Test drive any one of the 2018 Chevy models at Stalker Chevrolet today.

School Lunch Tips for Packing the Best Meal

School Lunch Tips
School Lunch Tips

It’s an age-old question: how do you prepare a healthy school lunch that your kids will actually eat? With these simple school lunch tips from Stalker Chevrolet, you can have your kids eating well all year long.

 

Plan Ahead

If you want to send your kids to school with something they’ll enjoy, you’ve got to be realistic. Don’t send them your favorite lunch. Instead, talk with them once a month to see what they’re interested in trying. Bring the kids grocery shopping with you so they can pick out the vegetables and proteins they like.

 

Prep Ahead

Most of the things you’ll be sending along in lunches can be prepared ahead over the weekend. For instance, you can chop up veggies, wash fruit, or make a batch of pasta, soup, or rice. Get the simple stuff out of the way and your morning rush will be all the easier.

 

Keep the Kids Involved

Their job isn’t over when you leave the grocery store. If you have plenty of fresh options to choose from, your kids will have fun putting together sandwiches and snacks that they know they will enjoy. Their thoughtful lunch will be the talk of the cafeteria, and you’ll never find a backpack with another rejected sandwich in it again.

Summer Driving Tips For a Safe Road Trip

Summer Driving Tips For a Safe Road Trip
Summer Driving Tips For a Safe Road Trip

Gearing up for a vacation away on the beach? Keep these summer driving tips in mind.

Service Your Vehicle in Advance

Before you head out on any big trips that will put a lot of miles on the odometer, have your car inspected by a mechanic who can perform any upcoming maintenance you need to do and check for potential safety hazards. You don’t want to be stuck on the side of the road with a broken-down car.

Keep Kids in the Backseat

All children under 13 years old should ride in the back seat. Additionally, any children who meet the criteria for being in a car seat should be in a properly-installed car seat. You can check NHTSA’s website for tips on how to select the proper car seat and install it correctly.

Take Breaks and Stay Alert

While that dream vacation may only technically be a 6-hour drive away, it’s hard on any driver to stay behind the wheel for a consecutive 6 hours. If you have another legal driver with you, take turns driving. Take breaks for everyone to get out, stretch, and eat, and make sure you’re in good condition to pay attention to other drivers on the road.

Share the Road

Summertime means cyclists, runners, and motorcycles will be out on the road. Don’t be that driver who hogs the road.

 

Follow these summer driving tips from us at Stalker Chevrolet for a stress-free road trip.

Tips for Buying Your First Car

Tips for Buying Your First Car
Tips for Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car can be a daunting process if you don’t have anyone to help you through the process. It’s actually simpler than you think.

Decide What You Can Afford

A good rule of thumb for this one is determining what kind of loan you’d be able to pay off in three years. Consider your income, your other monthly payments and financial obligations, and how much you have saved for a down payment.

Shop For a Loan First

Don’t get in over your head with a car that’s too expensive. Try to get pre-approved for a loan that gives you a ballpark amount to work with.

Then, Shop For a Car

We at Stalker Chevrolet have a diverse inventory of reliable, versatile Chevy nameplates, and our friendly staff will be happy to walk you through the process. We also have used vehicles if you’d prefer the more affordable price tag.

Wrap Up the Process

Once you’ve been pre-approved and have a vehicle in mind, it’s time to finish up. Contact your bank with the final details concerning the loan, then register the vehicle and transfer the title.

 

Have any more questions about buying your first car? Don’t hesitate to swing by our dealership at Stalker Chevrolet.

We even have a finance department if you need more information on loans.