Best Backyard Barbecue Recipes

Backyard barbecue

 

Summer is officially in session and you know what that means – cookouts! When you’re not taking a road trip in your Chevy, head out to the backyard and whip up these delicious dishes.

Curried Pork & Orange Kabobs

If you want to do something a little different, these kabob sticks are unique and fun to eat. They check off the “meat” box with the pork, and add some yellow, red, and orange peppers into the mix for extra flavor.

Can-Can Chicken

This chicken is delicious and easy to grille. You pre-make the seasoning (which includes paprika, garlic powder, and ground mustard) and spread it over boiler chicken, then throw it on the grill until it’s done.

Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter

This dish is perfect for the vegetarians at the barbecue – and it’s delicious for anyone! The butter is created with lime juice and fresh cilantro, then spread liberally over grilled corn-on-the-cob.

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Meat and veggies all in one dish! Grilled asparagus is delicious on its own – but add a bacon wrap around it and it’s irresistible. This works by wrapping the bacon around the asparagus prior to grilling it, that way the bacon stays wrapped while it cooks.

Barbecued Beef Brisket

Brisket is a popular Southern dish, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be made in the north! This recipe yields about 2 pounds of beef brisket, and is slathered in brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, and horseradish for ultimate flavor.

If you need help finding the perfect ride for transporting these dishes to your next summer party, come see us at H&H Chevrolet.

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

 

DIY St. Patrick's Day

Whether you’re throwing a party or just looking to add a little festive joy to your home or office during the end of the winter season, these DIY St. Patrick’s Day decorations make for a fun activity. And don’t worry—if you make too many you can stop in at H&H Chevy and we’ll turn the place into a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Cupcake Toppers

It’s never a bad time for cupcakes. When you add St. Patrick’s Day toppers, you have a festive treat that coworkers or friends will love. Simply create a festive print or drawing with paint and colored paper, attach to a popsicle stick, and insert.

Lucky Banner

Replace the winter wreath above your fireplace with a homemade banner. Craft paper, glitter, string, and green paint allow you to create your own triangle banner. Each triangle displays one letter to spell “Lucky” or another festive word of your choice.

Potted Clovers

If you’re throwing a party, this easy craft is the perfect centerpiece for a table. Cut out four-leaf clovers from green card stock of different shades and then glue them to skewers. Stick the clover-topped skewers into a pot or a vase and you have your very own clover garden right there on your table.

Show You Care with Cute DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

This Valentine’s Day, show everyone how much you care by making DIY, one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day cards that will warm your loved ones’ hearts. In particular, spend some extra time crafting the perfect card for that one special someone—they will surely be touched by your thoughtfulness. Here are some ideas for handmade, DIY Valentine’s Day cards from us at H&H Chevy.

DIY Valentine’s Day Cards

Be Creative with Materials

Everyone knows that hearts are the go-to decoration for Valentine’s Days, so try to be a little more creative with what you use to make your cards. Use Scrabble tiles, Bingo boards, lace, or some of your favorite pictures. By all means, include some hearts and Cupid arrows as well. In addition, I’m sure no one would mind if you incorporated chocolate or something equally scrumptious in your DIY card.

Be Thoughtful with Design

If you’re spending the time to make DIY Valentine’s Day Cards, keep in mind the card recipient’s favorite things. If they like glam, use glitter and jewels. If they’re the outdoorsy type, draw lovebirds or use some beautiful pressed flowers. If they enjoy literature and poetry, use those scrabble tiles or find some poems that express how you feel—or write your own!

 

Happy New Year

How to Keep Your 2018 New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year

We’re nearly ready to ring in the New Year which means it’s time to decide what your goal is for 2018. Here are a few tips from us here at H&H Chevrolet to help you keep your 2018 New Year resolutions.

Be Realistic

The first step in achieving your 2018 New Year resolution is to be realistic when deciding what you want to strive for. For example, deciding to visit all seven continents with limited funds and time isn’t a realistic goal and is one most people will fail. Choosing something realistic, like kicking a bad habit, increases your odds of success.

Change Slowly

In order to achieve you’re goal, you’ll want to start small. If you want to stop smoking, start by cutting down on your number of daily cigarettes, then stop smoking for one day out of the week, and increase it from there. Changing slowly is the best way to ensure that you’ll achieve your goal by the year’s end.

Don’t Fret Failure

Failure is a part of life, and it’s only natural to mess up a few times. Messing up on your diet or failing to keep to your routine doesn’t mean you should stop entirely. Pick up where you left off and keep striving to tackle your resolution!

Wonderful Winter Events in Shippensburg to End 2017 with a Bang

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The holidays are all about getting together with friends and family and enjoying a magical time of year. Try something new and exciting this year by checking out these great winter events in Shippensburg this December. At H&H Chevrolet, we picked out our favorite upcoming events that are sure to offer something for everyone!

 

Cookies with the Clauses

Bring the whole family to Cookies with the Clauses this year to enjoy arts and crafts, delicious food, and pictures with Santa. The event will take place between 2 pm and 4 pm on December 2nd. Don’t miss your last chance to get your Christmas list in!

Ladies Pint Night Out and Ugly Sweater Competition

Shippensburg University Alumni shouldn’t miss the 1st Ladies Pint Night Out & Ugly Sweater Competition on December 1st at Knute’s Pub & Grill. Ladies, grab your friends and your most hideous sweater and show up for a crazy fun time.

The TEN Tenors “Home for the Holidays”

On December 9th The TEN Tenors will be at Luhrs Performing Arts Center as part of their “Home for the Holidays Tour.” Featuring holiday favorites and modern hits, this event will appeal to music lovers of all ages.

 

As temperatures drop, don’t keep yourself cooped up until next spring. Instead, check out these great winter events in Shippensburg!

Make a Fall Bucket List With Your Family

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Making a bucket list is a great chance for anyone to set goals and have life experiences they might not have done otherwise. And with the changing seasons, it’s a great time of year to sit down and pen a fall bucket list with your loved ones. But what should you put on it?

Hiking

Whether you’re setting out on a real weekend camping trip or just heading for a nature walk in a nearby park, hiking is a great way to get out of the house and see the changing fall foliage.

Pick Apples and Pumpkins

Its harvest time for local orchards and pumpkins patches, which means you can find nearby spots that allow you and your family to pick fresh apples or cut your own pumpkin off the vine.

Baking

Now that you have fresh, local produce from going apple-picking, you can use these ingredients to make goodies from scratch – like fresh apple pie or candy apples. You can even make use of pumpkins for treats like pumpkin spice pancakes!

Crafts With Leaves

With all the pretty leaves dropping from the trees, it’s a great opportunity to get your kids thinking creatively by making arts and crafts out of fallen leaves.

Farm Activities

Local farms, in addition to letting you pick seasonal produce, may also have events like corn mazes or hayrides that let people come to their farm and play.

Put these on your fall bucket list for a season the whole family will enjoy.

Unique Homemade Halloween Costumes For Kids

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Homemade Halloween costumes can be unique and cool without spending too much money. How about these suggestions?

Static Electricity

This simple costume makes for an easy and funny Halloween. All you need is a normal outfit plus a lot of socks. If you’re gifted in sewing, you can sew the socks to the outfit, but you can also use a glue gun, safety pins, tape, or whatever works for you.

Jellyfish

A ruffled dress and a matching hat made to look like a jellyfish with trailing strings is all it takes to dress up your little one like a jellyfish so they can terrorize the neighborhood with their stingers.

Raining Cats and Dogs

Want a cute visual pun? Put your child in a raincoat and give them an umbrella – but make sure to decorate the umbrella with little cut-outs of clipart of cats and dogs first!

Knight

Armor made out of cardboard and spray-painted with metallic silver paint can be worn over a makeshift tunic and pants for a simple, easy knight costume.

Scuba Diver

If you can find footie pajamas with a hood, you can pull off this scuba diver costume! Just pair it with a set of goggles and some flippers, and you’re set.

Making homemade Halloween costumes for your kids that will stand out from the crowd doesn’t have to be difficult if you consider options like these.

Delightful October Events in Lancaster, PA

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There’s always something fun happening here in our neck of the Pennsylvania woods. If you’re on the lookout for some family-friendly fun to do this October, there are plenty of special events in Lancaster to keep your whole crew entertained! Here’s just a few:

Check out the Fall Antiques Extravaganza at Antiques Capital, USA in Adamstown from September 28-October 1. With booths indoors and out and special antiques fit for any price range, you’re sure to find something unique — it is an extravaganza, anyway.

Take part in The Spooky Scoot across all the haunted places in Lancaster. Run by Strasburg Scooters, this bone-chilling tour is by far the most fun way to discover the scariest folklore and history from across the county. The tours take place at 7:00 PM on October 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28.

Get lost in the Quilt Corn Maze at the Amish Farm & House. Have a blast trying to find your way out of this enormous corn maze for some down-home autumn fun, then relax with the farm animals, cruise in an authentic buggy ride, or do a little learning in the Amish Schoolhouse. The Maze is open until Halloween.

Need a new car to get to and from all these awesome events in Lancaster? Stop by H&H Chevy today to see our robust selection of top-of-the-line Chevy vehicles.

What’s on Your Summer Bucket List?

Summer is right around the corner. You may have had a list of things you wanted to accomplish last year, but didn’t quite get to. That’s why we’ve put together a summer bucket list to help you make the most of this year. From camping to movie night, there are some simple things you can do with family and friends to have a truly memorable summer.summer bucket list - H&H Chevrolet - Shippensburg, PA

 

Some of the top ideas are listed on Pinterest. For instance, one thing many people love to do with their families is back-yard camping. Put up the tent, bring some supplies, and make smores. Camping is great, but it can require quite a commitment. By doing it in the back yard you can have most of the experience without being stranded outdoors.

Next, have a movie night. Make a list of all the movies you’ve wanted to see over the year with family and friends and sit down and watch a few. Many suggest choosing your top three and making a night of it. Make cocktails and have dinner, or you can simply get soda and chips—what you make of it is up to you.

Finally, go hiking. Summer is great for experiencing the outdoors, and hiking doesn’t usually require too many supplies. We suggest visiting a nature preserve or state park in the area to make the most of your experience. Many places have trails labelled with different difficulties to help you get an idea what’s ahead. Be sure to bring plenty of water, a snack, first-aid supplies, and bug spray.

Have other ideas? We here at H&H Chevrolet would love to hear them.

April Fool’s Day pranks | H&H Chevrolet Cadillac | Shippensburg, PA

A Bizarre Tradition: April Fool’s Day Pranks

April Fool’s Day pranks | H&H Chevrolet Cadillac | Shippensburg, PA

 

History On The Big Prank Day

There are many memorable April Fool’s Day pranks, and we here at H&H Chevrolet truly love this spring tradition. April Fool’s Day actually dates back the 1500s when the modern calendar was first introduced. Because many were still on the old system (which began in April), those who were up to speed played pranks on the fools who still celebrated the start of the year in the spring. Since then, this tradition has grown to become an international phenomenon.

Funny Pranks Galore

According to Deal News, one of the best pranks involves a paper cup and marker. Simply flip the cup upside down and write “spider underneath!” on the top (any similar phrase will work). Now you can leave it on someone’s desk, in a conference room, or around the house.

Another trick is to fill a sleeping person’s hand with shaving cream and to tickle their nose with a feather. As they react to the feather, their hand will smack their face—a hand full of shaving cream. This is a good prank for close friends, but be sure to choose your victims wisely! Not everyone enjoys being the butt of a joke.

Another great one involves simple gelatin. If you have a friend or family member who leaves drinks around the house, simply take their drink, add gelatin, and put it in the refrigerator before bed. This works best with cool aid. When they try to drink it the next day, they’ll be surprised to find a jell-like substance instead.

There so many other hilarious pranks and hoaxes, so be sure to leave a comment with your favorites below. Just be sure they are fun and safe!

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