3 Unique Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving

Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving |  Dixon, IL
Recipes to Try This Thanksgiving | Dixon, IL

Holidays can be a fun time to get yourself out of a cooking rut and try new dishes. This Thanksgiving, shake things up and try one of these recipes for a new take on the holiday.

Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Breast with Wild Rice Stuffing and Cranberry-Apple Chutney

Start with the bird. Instead of doing turkey with sides this year, try making a turkey showcase. This recipe butterflies the turkey breast and then stuffs slices of the meat with wild rice. To top it off, it gets wrapped in bacon and then paired with a cranberry-apple chutney for a symphony of flavors.

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

You’ve tried fried mac and cheese so make way for its cousin this year. All it takes is mashed potatoes mixed with cheese and bacon, rolled up into bite-sized pieces and deep fried to crispy perfection. No gravy necessary.

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

These tasty popsicles not only bring the full flavor of pumpkin pie in a frozen format, but include healthy ingredients for a lighter take on the traditional classic. Only takes five ingredients to make and you can use Greek yogurt or coconut milk as the base.

Don’t stop there — consider wrapping the entire turkey in bacon for extra flavor and juiciness. Try making cupcake-sized pies instead of regular ones. Or substitute fried onions on your green bean casserole with fried onion rings.

Contact us here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet to schedule your pre-holiday road trip service appointment. We’re here to help ensure that your travels are as safe as they are fun this season.

What’s Coming For The Future Of The GMC Lineup

GMC Lineup of SUVs | Dixon IL

For 2020, GMC is adding a host of new features to its vehicles. The GMC lineup will boast upgraded safety systems as well as new designs and engines.

Safety Features

The GMC Terrain is getting standard GMC Pro Safety features on all trims, including features like Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assistance with Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Alert. The 2020 GMC Acadia is also getting new standard safety equipment like Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

New Off-Road Capability

The AT4 sub-brand under the GMC name provides drivers with options for high-quality vehicles with off-road prowess. At first only the Sierra HD trucks and the Sierra 1500 were available with AT4 models, but the Acadia AT4 was just added as an option. A 2021 Canyon AT4 was also recently announced, too.

Cutting-Edge Pickup Trucks

The Sierra 1500 is adding the option of a Duramax® turbo-diesel engine, while drivers can also opt for the available ProGrade Trailering System. The all-new Sierra HD trucks also come with more trailering technology than ever before, the exclusive MultiPro tailgate, and a best-in-class maximum gooseneck trailering rating of 35,500 pounds.* That’s 52-percent more trailering power than the previous model year delivered.

For more information about future GMC models, contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Or stop by to test-drive one of the current GMC models in our inventory.

*Requires 3500 Regular Cab DRW 2WD equipped with available 6.6L Duramax Diesel and gooseneck hitch.

What to Do After a Car Accident

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No one expects to be in an auto collision, but sometimes you find yourself in this unfortunate situation. That’s why you should be prepared for what to do after a car accident.

According to Progressive, safety is a priority. That means you should move your vehicle out of traffic to a safe place (if the accident was minor). Use cones, triangles, and flares for added visibility to passing cars. And make sure to check for injuries on you and your passengers, as well as passengers in the other vehicle.

Next, call the police — even if it’s a minor accident. While some drivers may want to haggle about paying for repairs, you’ll need a police report in order to file an insurance claim. If you don’t call the police, sometimes there’s no record that an accident occurred or, in some cases, that it wasn’t your fault.

After contacting the police, you’ll need to collect information. Get the other driver’s name, license plate number, driver’s license number, and insurance policy number. It’s also a smart idea to document the scene with pictures. Use your smartphone to take photos of the car accident. Additionally, collect the phone numbers of any potential witnesses in case you or the insurance company need to contact them later.

Lastly, never admit fault at the accident scene — even if you think it was yours. The police will make a report to determine whose fault the collision was, at which point, the insurance company will take over and start processing the claim.

Contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet if your vehicle has been in a recent collision. Our Service Department is here to make the recovery process less stressful for both you and your ride

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