2019 November Newsletter

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Top 10 Winter Driving Tips for Driving in Snow & Ice

As the weather gets colder, we all anticipate driving conditions becoming worse and worse. Just as the first few flakes of a snowstorm start to build up, so does traffic. Follow these 10 driving tips to stay safe while you’re driving in the snow and ice this winter season.

1. Winterize your car! Make sure your car is up to date with fluids, brakes and fuel.
It’s best to keep your fuel tank half full during the winter – but particularly before a long trip on the road. Be sure that you’ve recently had your oil changed and that all the other fluids in your car have been topped off before heading out on the road in the cold.
2. Make sure tires are properly inflated.
No one wants to get stranded with a flat tire – particularly while driving in snow. Be sure that your tires are properly inflated, as tire pressure fluctuates with the temperature.
3. Always wear a seat belt. In case of an accident, wearing your seat belt can save your life.
4. Slow down. When snow really starts to accumulate, it’s in everyone’s best interests to slow down – you never know if a patch of black ice could be up ahead.
5. One of the most important winter driving tips: accelerate and decelerate slowly. Mashing your foot down on the gas or the brake while driving in snow can cause your car to lose traction and you lose control. Keep calm and carefully accelerate, or brake slowly to prevent any accidents while on the road.
6. A general driving tip to follow is the 3-4 second rule: stay at least 3-4 seconds behind the person in front of you. When driving in snow or in ice, this should be increased to 6-8 seconds. Again, slowing down can help keep you and your car safe while driving on ice or in snow.
7. Stay alert! Do not drive distracted. Safe driving in snow means paying attention to your surroundings, not to your phone or radio.
8. Do not use cruise control. This goes along with staying alert. Using cruise control while driving in snow or on ice could lead to an accident, quickly. Keep the cruise control off while driving in winter conditions.
9. Check the weather and plan your route ahead of time.
Checking the weather ahead of your trip could save you a lot of trouble while you’re out on the road in the winter. While it’s a good driving tip to map out your route before you leave the house, it’s even more important during the colder months.
10. Make sure you have an emergency kit.
Having a winter emergency kit in your car will help you be prepared while traveling.

If you’re prepared, driving in the snow doesn’t have to be as precarious as it seems. Making sure that you and your car are ready for the road ahead of time will keep both of you safe for many winters to come.

Upcoming Events

November 11: Veterans Day
November 28: Thanksgiving
December 6-15: Yuletide in the Country – Genesee Country Village & Museum, Fridays – Sundays, www.gcv.org

Featured Recipe from Mike Morrill

Slow Cooker Pineapple BBQ Meatballs

INGREDIENTS

1/2 bag of frozen meatballs (I used half of the 32 oz of the Great Value Fully Cooked Homestyle Meatballs)
1 18 oz bottle of BBQ sauce (or any BBQ sauce of your choice)
1 20 oz pineapple chunks with juice
1/2 cup brown sugar

MAKE IT

1. For this recipe, I used the store-bought one. I used the Great Value Fully Cooked Homestyle Meatballs, 30oz. I only need half it of, which happens to be 16 oz.
2. Pour the BBQ sauce, pineapple chunks in juice, and brown sugar in the slow cooker. If you want to mix the three ingredients before putting them into the slower cooker, that is fine, too. Mix all the ingredients to ensure flavor consistency when the meatballs are cooking.
3. I personally like mixing all the ingredients first before putting them into the crock pot. Mixing the ingredients before putting them into the crock pot ensures that the ingredients are well-incorporated together.
4. Cook it in the slower cooker on high for 1 hour, then, turn down the slower cooker to low and cook for another 2-3 hours or until the meatballs are fully cooked.
5. Serve while hot.

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your table be filled with family/friends and gratitude this season. Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.