St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day, will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by many people with delicious Corned Beef and Cabbage, green beer and wearing of the green. It is a tradition in Ireland for the people in the parades and celebrating on the side lines, to wear a lot or a small collection of green clothing. Even some with shamrock pins. These plans could change in Ireland and around the world because of the Coronavirus.

In the United States the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade is put on every year in New York City. This parade has been around since 1762 and 2021 would have been its 259th year.  Unfortunately last year because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) they cancelled the parade.  Check your local listings and keep and eye out for the New York parade to see if there are going to be any this year.

You can still celebrate at home…

Check out this Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Recipe with 3 ways to cook the corned beef and step by step instructions.  

Just who is St. Patrick? Many sources agree his real name was Maewyn Succat. He was born in Roman Britain. When he was about sixteen he was captured by Irish raiders and taken as a slave to Ireland for 6 years. In those 6 years he worked as a herdsman, prayed daily and found strength in his faith.

As legend states, St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. The basis of this legend is that the origin of the snake as a pagan symbol. Therefore the tale of St. Patrick driving out the snakes can really be taken as a sign of driving out paganism from Ireland. Patrick (Maewyn Succat.) died in 493 AD.

Corned Beef and Cabbage is it Irish?

Actually the traditional dinner of Corned Beef and Cabbage is not an Irish tradition but an American tradition started by Irish immigrants. The local meat in Ireland in the 1700’s was pork served with potatoes. Find out here how pork and potatoes become corned beef and cabbage and why it is the go to dinner for St. Patrick’s Day.

In 1925, “corned beef and cabbage” was voted to be the favorite dish of New York City.

If you are celebrating, please drink responsibly. Make sure you have selected a designated driver before you party. Please Don’t Drink and Drive.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

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Valentines Day Recipes – DIY Cards and Crafts

Get creative idea’s for Valentines’ Day with this collection of links that has cards, craft gift idea’s and recipes to help you celebrate!

Sweetheart Valentine’s Day Classroom Cards – Bunnycakes.com – cute cards with messages like QT pie, Ur Cute etc.

Gift Tags Made With Love  – Eighteen25.com – Gift tags for homemade cookies or other gifts you want to give in a jar.

Bingo Valentine Cards – SimplyFreshDesigns.com – Six 5×7 Valentine’s printable cards and game piece sheet you can download in a PDF file.

Lollipop Flower Valentine – SkipToMyLou.com – Easy to make from card stock your Valentines favorite lollipop. Download PDF, print and cut out.

Valentine’s Day Party Hats – MrPrintables.com – Red and White heart patterns make these easy to make hats perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Love Me Tender Valentine Print Trio – SweetRoseStudio.com – 5×7 printable to put into picture frames for home decor

Valentine’s Day DIY Gifts – Pizzazzerie.com – Great ideas for DIY

Check out our 50 Valentine’s Day Treat Recipes on Pinterest.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Super Bowl – Yummy Recipe Picks For Appetizers Dips Wings Sandwiches and more

On Sunday, February 7th, 2021 is  Super Bowl LV the Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s will be playing the  Kansas City Chiefs in Tampa, Fl. This year will be the first time a winner of the playoffs, Tampa Bay Buccaneer’s, will be playing in their home stadium (Raymond James Stadium) for Super Bowl.

If you cannot be there in person you can enjoy the game on CBS and see other options here for streaming and kick off is at 6:30 pm ET.

Where there is a football game there must be great food! For Super Bowl LV (55) we have searched for the delicious appetizers, desserts and yummy dishes you can conger up and enjoy. The first on our list is a long time favorite Buffalo Chicken Wings…

Buffalo Chicken Wings – Make them as mild or hot as you like.

and as long as we are in the neighborhood of hot and spicy food here are a few more dishes…

Lara Spencer’s Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip (easy to make and a favorite!) also see her two other ideas for pizza dip and spicy chicken dip.

Buffalo Chicken BitesSweetPeasKitchen.com

Jalapeno Poppers with Blue Cheese and Bacon – easy appetizer!

Sweet Hot Baby Back Ribs

Layered Spicy Black Bean Dip

For those that do not want the hot or spicy foods;

Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Asian Slaw Dogs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Slow Cooker Chipotle Pulled Pork with Apple Slaw

Game Day Chili – Sunny Anderson Food Network

Dessert is always welcome!

Butterfinger Rice Krispie TreatsRecipeGirl.com

Football Cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Footballs

Touchdown Brownies

Football Puppy Chow

Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites

Monster Dip 

Southern Sweet Tea

Enjoy the Super Bowl :}

 

Photo Courtesy of mrpizzamandc at Pixabay.com

 

 

 

Importance of Liability Coverage For Pets on Homeowners Insurance

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Your cute little puppy is a great addition to the family. Your new bouncing bundle of joy puts a smile on your face until you find him happily chewing on your shoe, or the leg of your chair. This you can control, but what about when your puppy gets bigger and decides to tear up your neighbors flower bed or possibly bites someone?

As much as we train and love our pets, we do need protection for the the not so proud moments that can happen. It is a good idea to be vigilant about your dog’s interactions with visitors to your home. Typically, the liability portion of your home insurance coverage should cover the actions of your pets if they damage items that you don’t own or if they injure people who do not live in your house.

Be aware that there are certain types of pets that can make it difficult to obtain home, renters or condo insurance. Dog bites make up one-third of all homeowner insurance liability claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute, and last year dog bites costing nearly $571.3 million and accounted for more than one-third of homeowners insurance liability claims.

You can purchase home insurance protection for your pets indiscretions for most types of domestic pets. Some insurance companies will provide you a list of certain types of dogs that they may consider not insurable. What they are basing their information on is the breeding history, temperaments and the risk factors. So, if a particular dog breed has a documented history of attacks or bites, some insurance companies may consider this risk to be too high, thus causing the company to deem the breed un-insurable.

Common dog breeds that are often not considered insurable include:

* Akita

* Alaskan Malamute

* Chow Chow

* Doberman Pinscher

* German Shepherd

* Pit Bull

* Presa Canario

* Rottweiler

* Siberian Husky

* Staffordshire Bull Terrier

* Wolf hybrids

Exotic animals, such as snakes, tigers, etc., also may fall in the un-insurable category. Check with us today to see if owning any of the pets above has limitations. It is actually a good idea to check when choosing a pet to bring into your home.

When you apply for home insurance, disclose information about any pets you have to ensure your policy will properly cover you involving your pet.

Have Questions? Need a quote? Call us today to get your questions answered 1-863-453-3903 or visit our website.

 

Photo Courtesy of vudhikrai at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Goodbye 2020 Happy New Year 2021 Inspire Your Goals

It’s that time of year again, when we reflect on the past year and what we want to change in this brand new year coming up. While 2020 offered many challenges and Covid-19 a new year is welcome.

How many New Years Resolutions do you want to set and how many do you intend on achieving? New goals, can help make this year better like focusing on eating healthier, losing weight, getting more organized or trying something new.

Put yourself to the challenge, don’t give up so easily in the second week of January, because the diet you started on New Years day has gotten old or cleaning out the garage is not quite finished. From being more organized, trying a new craft to saving for those pair of shoes you thought you could only dream of wearing, every day of 2021 can be a day closer to the goals you set for the new year and maybe a few you want to add on to your list.

We have put a board with ten pins to start with on Pinterest to help us visualize our goals called Inspiration for 2021.  There is plenty of inspiration at Pinterest… redecorating, recipes, crafts, travel, reading a new book, hair styles, and so much more.

We find this easier than following a list and checking things off. The photos do the talking.  Take a look at the board and maybe do one of your own. You can make your board private or share it with the world, who knows maybe one of your goals will inspire someone else and make their life better.

 

Happy New Year :}

 

Crock Pot Hot Chocolate Recipe For the Holidays

Betty Crocker has a great idea for serving hot chocolate  this Christmas. Pull out the Slow Cooker/Crock Pot and you are on your way to easy yummy hot chocolate with treats to go in the drink and on top.

The cocoa recipe has delicious semi sweet chocolate chips, unsweetened cocoa, vanilla and more to make an amazing hot chocolate drink. Add crushed peppermint candies, marshmallows, toffee bits or whatever you prefer on the side for everyone.

Get the Recipe Here

Merry Christmas :}

 

 

 

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The Reason for the Season – Merry Christmas From Budget Bi Rite Insurance

The Reason for the Season, the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Share the joy of the birth of our savior! A King is born…

Luke 2: 11-14

11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

The story of Jesus Birth in the Bible

The story of Jesus Birth for Children

Merry Christmas and many blessings this holiday season!

Beautiful Fall Foliage Scenery on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad | Gorge Steam Train Ride (Video)

Take a break from your day and enjoy a virtual train ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad Gorge Steam Train Ride offering beautiful Fall Foliage.

 

Care Tips for Your Vehicle for Winter Snow Weather Driving

Temperatures are already starting to fall in the northern US and Canada and winter will be coming in the next couple of  months. If you are traveling over the country into colder states you will more than likely run into states that will have snow. If you have never experienced driving in snow you need to inform yourself of what you will need to do for  vehicle to stay safe and warm.

First and foremost read up and talk to other people that have experience with driving in snow, about black ice, skidding, snow banks and basically what to look out for.

Second to have a qualified mechanic look over your car for anything that may need to be replace, oil change etc.

Third are the checks you would do if you were living in a state that has snowy conditions.

Anti Freeze

This is an essential part of winter protection for your engine. Have a mechanic check to see if your radiator needs flushing and then add a mix of 50% water and 50% antifreeze.

Snow Tires

Tires should be checked before going on any road trip. The tread, pressure etc. In states without snow the same tires are used year round, so as your heading toward the colder states these tires will not preform as well. A swap along the way for snow tires would be a good safety measure.

Windshield Wipers

Make sure your windshield wipers are in excellent condition or replace them for new ones. There will be more then just rain falling from the sky and chances are mud, muck and salt from the roads will reak havoc on your windshield. You want to be sure wipers are in top shape to handle the job so you can see through a clean windshield. Also be sure that your washer fluid is full and working correctly.

Weather Conditions

Always stay tuned to the weather and keep track of hotels along the way of your trip in case you may need to pull in early because of a snow storm.

Other Tips to Consider for Safety

To avoid ice in the fuel lines or gas tank, keep it as near to full as possible.

Give someone your itinerary for your route and how long you will be on the road.

Always carry an safety kit, extra blankets, clothes etc.

If traveling with a cell phone, you may want to check with your service for black out area’s and be sure to have a car charger for the phone that you can plug into a wall or your vehicle.

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of pasja1000 at Pixabay.com

Happy Fall! Cooler weather In Florida means robust Fall recipes!

Happy Fall!
While we do not have the changing colors of leaves here in Florida, the cool weather is always a welcome sign that Fall is here and Hurricane season will soon be over.

We look forward to the up coming holidays, and while they may be different this year, with so many changes brought on by Covid-19, we will be in the kitchen preparing our favorite dishes none the less.

There is just something about the aroma of Beef Stew, Chicken and Dumplings, Chili and Pumpkin butter with other wonderful recipes we tend to forgo during the hot summers that are now already on our minds.

Check out our boards on Pinterest for Fall Recipes!

Crockpot Fall Recipes
Instant Pot Fall Recipes
Fall Oven Baked and Roasted Recipes

Wishing everyone a very happy Fall.

 

 

Photo courtesy of JillWellington at Pixabay.com