5 Amazing Picnic Recipes

 

Are you tired of winter yet? I am! It is getting colder here and tonight there is talk of snow! Of course, we couldn’t get snow during Christmas. It has to snow when we don’t want it to! All I can do is dream of spring, getting in the car with the windows rolled down, and taking off for a picnic in one of our amazing parks!

If you are going on a picnic you need a couple of things!

  • A blanket
  • Plates, napkins, and silverware
  • Amazing food!

I have you covered in the food department and have found 5 of the best picnic recipes out there! Any of these are sure to please and will make your picnic extra special. So leave all the cold and snow behind and dream a little with me!

  1. Sweet BBQ Chicken Sliders– These are perfect for a picnic because not only do they taste great but they scream spring and summer! So even if you don’t live in the BBQ capitol of the world, you can feel like you do!
  2. Tarragon Chicken Salad– Whether it is served on rolls or in a lettuce cup, this chicken salad is sure to please! It would give any food truck a run for its money!
  3. Classic Southern Fried Chicken– Nothing screams picnic like fried chicken! Sure you could stop at KFC on your way there but why? You can make beautiful, golden, delicious chicken at home! You can even serve it the way my Grandmother did. Cold with a glass of ice-cold lemonade. Nothing beats that on a spring day!
  4. Mediterranean Pasta Salad– You can’t have a picnic without an amazing pasta salad. This is BIG step up from Macaroni salad!
  5. Pinata Cupcakes– You can’t have all this amazing food without dessert! You need something easy and portable. These Pinata Cupcakes are easy to make with a fun surprise in the middle! It is sure to make your picnic extra fun!

A great picnic is only a drive away! You just need good food and good people!

Keep Your Kids Occupied During Those Holiday Road Trips

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The holidays are coming which means it will be time to visit Grandma! Let’s be honest, traveling with kids sucks. It really does. They normally fight, holler they are hungry every 5 minutes, or are general terrors. We have to be understanding though because it is really hard to sit still that long and be good! Heck, even I have a hard time doing!

Chances are you bought a new car (or are thinking of buying one) from Bossier Chrysler Dodge Jeep to keep those littles safe while traveling! We helped you with the awesome car, now let us help you keep them occupied!

White Board– Let your little ones draw and color with crayola washable markers on a white board. If they are old enough and can write you can ask them to write down the names of things they see. Like a tree, car, cloud, or animal. Better yet let them draw them!

Wish List Making– Get some toy catalogs and let them make a wish list. Let them cut out the pictures and glue them into a collage. Not only will it keep them occupied for hours but it will give them something to look forward to during the holidays and birthdays.

Books On CD’s– When you have enough with the “projects” settle in with a great book on CD. It will be even better if they have the book to read along!

Photography on the Move–  Let them take pictures of what you are driving by with a disposable or better yet, a digital camera.

Body art:  Use washable tattoos or have the kids create their own by drawing on themselves with washable markers.  It is a great way to entertain them and sure to get lots of laughs!  

Sing Together- Put on there favorite music ( even if you hate it) and sign along. Have a singing contest like American Idol and let each person sing a different song. The one with the most applause wins!

Using these tips with your own tips will insure that your road trip is fun and a lot less stressful for all those involved!

Have questions about your new car or ready to purchase one? Contact Bossier today! Keep up with all the holiday happenings via Facebook!

5 Apps To Help With Your Holiday Road Trips

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You just bought your new car from Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge and you are ready to hit the road for the holidays! Well, don’t get stranded without these apps! They will help you plan your trip and keep you on the right track!

Roadtrippers- Roadtrippers is the ultimate road trip planner. Discover the best diners, scenic spots, attractions hotels, and more with our database of over a million amazing places.

Easily find and save cool places, and send them to your favorite navigation app.

Plan a new trip or automatically sync your trips and saved places from our mapping site roadtrippers.com.

Tripit:Trip Planner-Organize your travel plans in one place with TripIt® from Concur. Simply forward your travel confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com and TripIt automagically creates a detailed daily itinerary for every trip.

Tripoto- Discover travel itineraries, weekend getaways, places to visit, travel blogs and much more, shared by real travellers on Tripoto’s global travel platform. A truly unique travel planner, Tripoto inspires you to travel more.

Browse through beautiful travel Itineraries, travel blogs, weekend getaways  and travel maps covering the remotest parts of the earth. Discover hidden travel destinations, find interesting places to visit and connect with like-minded travellers, at the biggest  travel community and an amazing travel app.

Are you a traveller? Share your own travel itinerary and travel blogs on Tripoto. Tripoto is an unprecedented platform for crowd-sourced travel planning and trip itineraries.

Tripigator- Tripigator is a go to travel app to plan personalised multi-destination travel itineraries with route maps and guide, Discover new destinations in India and Explore the best places near you. Conde Nast Traveller says: “The Beautiful Travel App: This could quickly become your go-to app for holiday planning”.

TouristEye- With TouristEye you can collect ideas from real people and input them in your own planner. It is all done in a visually appealing and easy way. Whether you are looking for the best place to surf or the kid friendliest restaurant the users of TouristEye will be there to help.

Road trips are fun but sometimes you end up in an area that is unfamiliar and someone wants to eat or you are tired and need a place to stay. With these trip planners help will be only a touch away!

If you have any questions please contact Northwest Chrysler Jeep Dodge. Also, keep up with all the latest news via their Facebook page!

8 Items You Should Always Carry In Your Dodge

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Bought a new Dodge from Wolfchase Chrysler Dodge Jeep? Congrats! Buying a new car (or a “new to you” car) can be a stressful and joyous time. When you are there you have all the help you need but when you drive away you are kind of on your own. So how do you keep yourself and your passengers safe? By keeping some basic items in your vehicle!

Booster (jumper) cables

These can enable you to get your car started with a dead battery (if a good Samaritan comes along) and also enables you to help someone out in a fix.

First aid kit (and manual)

This can be vital if you’re in an accident and someone has injuries. Slowing down bleeding quickly can mean the difference between walking something off and going into shock.

Fix-a-flat

If your tire has a pretty rapid leak, Fix-a-flat can often provide just enough to get you to a repair station. I recommend at least two cans.

Tire repair kit

If the tire has deflated rapidly, a tire repair kit makes it possible for you to patch up the tire well enough for a short period.

Tire air gauge

This one isn’t so vital for emergencies, but is absolutely essential for preventive maintenance – keeping your tires fully inflated not only improves gas mileage, but reduces the risk of tire explosions.

Road flares

These are invaluable at night so that others can see you if you need to change a tire or such things.

Flashlight (and extra batteries)

Similarly, a flashlight is utterly essential at night if you need to change a tire.

WD-40

This can help loosen any bolts that won’t come loose.

If you have any questions contact Wolfchase today! You can also keep up with the latest news via their Facebook page

 

Don’t Look Like A First Time Buyer When Heading To The Showroom

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Thinking about heading to Peter Conte Chevrolet to pick out a new Chevy Traverse? That is awesome because it is a great car! It has some great features like:

7 Seats- If you are expanding your family or just need a lot of room, make sure you check out the 7 seats! With the fold down option you will have plenty of room for your gear or your family!

It has some superior technology, including built 4G  internet. Which is great way to keep that growing family occupied! It also has Pandora, SiriusXFM Radio, and streaming through apps like Spotify using the bluetooth technology. Also, you don’t have to worry about keeping all of your gadgets charged. With up to 3 USB ports you can always charge a device!

The innovative safety features of Traverse help make every road a safe one. Available technologies like an industry-first Front Center Air Bag – Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, as well as Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning, all work together for a confident drive, inside and out.

And my favorite feature of all- Heated seats. They are so awesome especially when the weather gets cold like it is now. We affectionately call them butt warmers and I know you will love them just as much as we do!

Of course when you go to buy your first mid-size crossover you don’t want to look like a total newb. Here are some tips to keep you confident!

Set a budget:  When shopping for your first car, you want to be sure you know how much you can afford to spend. One of the biggest mistakes you can make as a first time car buyer is looking for a car without a realistic budget in place.

Check your credit report. If you have bad credit clear it up before buying a car. Also, make sure there are no discrepancies or identity theft. You want the best rating possible before going to the dealer.

Get an auto loan pre-approval. Before stepping on the lot make sure you can get financed. If this is your first car ever you may not be able to get financing at a good rate. Make sure you know how much you can borrow and what the payments actually will be. Sometimes it may cheaper to pay in cash. Also, if it is possible get a cosigner if you can’t afford cash and have no credit rating.

If you have any questions contact Peter Conte Chevrolet today! Keep up with all the deals and sales through their Facebook page!