Wednesday, January 18, 2017

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– Cold weather tends to make us eat meals that are little heartier and a little less healthy this time of year. But who can blame us, when the sun sets while we're driving home from work it's hard not to just want mac-n-cheese for dinner. But, to help you stay happy and healthy we've compiled 10 recipes that aren't just healthy but will warm you up and please your tastebuds. Also, to bribe you into taking a look at them, we've included one truly sinful and indulgent recipe at the end of the list. So keep that New Year's Resolution going strong and enjoy these yummy, healthy recipes.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Chili

A perfect warm recipe for cold winter days. This chili is so delicious you won't even realize there's no meat in it!

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Chicken Tikka Masala

Quickly becoming one of our favorite recipes. This quick and easy recipe is a great change-up from the flavor rut you may be stuck in this winter. Serve over long grain brown rice.

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Grilled Fish Tacos

Taco Tuesday can live on! Light, yummy fish tacos with powerful flavor will become a family favorite.

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Butternut Squash Risotto

Our undisputed favorite recipe on this list. Add some chicken for protein and this savory dish will leave you dreaming of taking another bite once your plate is clean.

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Braised Balsamic Chicken

A go-to dish for weekday nights. This simple recipe boasts a lot of flavor. In fact, feel free to cut the rosemary amount in half if it's not your favorite. Serve over long grain brown rice and with a side of vegetables for a hearty but healthy mid-week dinner that will leave everyone with full bellies.

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Another simple recipe for when you're in a weekday rush to get dinner done. They're as tasty as they are fun to eat!

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Pork Chops with Apples and Garlic Smashed Potatoes

This recipe may be a teeny bit more indulgent, but it will still leave you on the lighter side of the scales while sending your tastebuds for a whirl.

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Teriyaki Salmon with Zucchini

For salmon fans, this recipe cannot be passed up. Another simple recipe, but one that feels like you're being treated to fine dining!

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Turkey Meatballs

Don't write off this recipe. You'll be amazed how tasty this dish is and how well it holds up against your grandmother's traditional recipe!

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Buffalo-Blue Cheese Chicken Burgers

An uber-tasty recipe that your kids will love! Substitute whole wheat buns for a healthier source of carbs, and try oven-roasted sweet potatoes as a perfect french-fry substitute.

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

Tater Tot Nachos

Alright, we promised one not-so-healthy recipe and here it is! Affectionately dubbed "Totchos", you'll be lucky if this recipe lasts more than two minutes on the plates of those lucky enough to be served it. Although, maybe make sure you hit the treadmill tomorrow.

10 Healthy Dinner Recipes And One Indulgent Dish For Winter

So the decision is yours, resist temptation and sample one of the 10 healthy dinner recipes we've listed for you... or scarf down some "totchos". We promise though, the healthy recipes are so tasty and filling you'll want to eat them every night! If you'd like to see more recipes, visit our Pinterest page. Although be warned, we can't vouch for all of our pins as non-indulgent! Also, make sure you're prepared for the drive in the cold weather and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant Service Center.

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Chevy Has Strong Showing at North American International Auto Show

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicked off this past Sunday, January 8th, and Chevrolet started the show off strong. The first full day of the show began with the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV being named the North American Car of the Year and then continued with the unveiling of the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse. The NAIAS is being held at COBO Center in downtown Detroit and the public shows will run from Saturday, January 14th to the 22nd. Tickets are still available online.

Chevy Has Strong Showing at North American International Auto Show

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Named North American Car of the Year

Thanks to the 2017 Bolt EV, Chevrolet has now received the North American Car of the Year or Truck of the Year award for fourth time in four years. The streak of success began in 2014 with the Corvette Stingray and Silverado taking how the Car and Truck awards respectively, and continued with the Colorado’s award in 2015. The Bolt EV is Chevy's electric automotive marvel with an EPA-estimated 238 miles of range on a full charge. The 2017 Bolt EV was also named Motor Trend® Car of the Year, Green Car Journal Green Car of the Year, and was listed among Car and Driver's 2017 10Best Cars list. The Bolt EV was rolled out into California and Oregon markets last month, and will be available at certified dealerships across the U.S. in mid-2017.

Chevy Has Strong Showing at North American International Auto Show

2018 Chevrolet Traverse Unveiled at NAIAS

The revealing of the completely redesigned 2018 Traverse was not going to be upstaged though by the Bolt EV's victory. With a new bold and refined exterior, and improved safety features and technologies to help keep passengers safe, comfortable and connected the new 2018 Chevy Traverse is the ultimate family vehicle. The interior of which boasts the new split-folding second-row seat and third-row legroom is expected to be the most spacious in the segment at 33.7 inches (856 mm) as well as maximum cargo room. Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies will be available and include 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. Passengers will have also have access to USB charging ports in all three seating rows of the vehicle.

The new Traverse also put a large focus on passenger wellbeing with a comprehensive suite of available safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features including:

  • Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
  • Front Pedestrian Braking
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Surround Vision
  • D-Optic LED headlamps (standard on High Country and Premier)
  • Low and High-Speed Forward Automatic Braking.

The Traverse is powered by a 3.6L V-6 engine and will get a and a GM-estimated 25 mpg highway as well as having an estimated 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) trailering capacity when properly equipped.

Chevy Has Strong Showing at North American International Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show continues through January 22nd and begins its public viewing on Saturday, January 14th. Make sure to visit the Chevrolet showcase at NAIAS to check out the 2017 Bolt EV and 2018 Traverse, as well as seeing what the future has in store for the brand and its customers. Also, make sure you're prepared for the drive in the cold weather and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant Service Center.

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

7 Things to Do Around Michigan This Winter

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– The early months of the year in Michigan can certainly feel very glum and boring if you let them. The sun sets around 5pm as you're driving home from work and freezing cold temperatures make you want to stay inside hiding under a mountain of blankets. However, there are ways to enjoy yourself this season while you're waiting for Summer to come (because we all know Spring doesn't really exist in the mitten state). Experience and enjoy these seven things to do around Michigan this winter.

7 Things to Do Around Michigan This Winter


North American International Auto Show

January 14th-22nd - Detroit, MI
The North American International Auto Show or 'Detroit Auto Show' as most Michiganders call it is the ultimate gear-head experience. Walk around the enormous show rooms at the COBO Center in downtown Detroit to see what your favorite foreign or domestic car brands are unveiling.

Traverse City Chili Cook-Off

January 14th - Traverse City, MI
Enjoy local restaurants competing in chili categories such as 1 Alarm, 2 Alarm, 3 Alarm, White, Vegetarian, Ethnic, and Seafood. Attendees vote for their favorite in each category and their overall favorite for the People's Choice Award. 

Meridian Winter Blast

January 20th-22nd - Detroit, MI
This event really is a blast! Located in and around the beautiful Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, this event has a unique combination of hip and fun winter events that including ice skating, zip-lining, the Meridian Winter Slide, marshmallow roasting as well as live music and a food truck rally.

Wild Winter Weekends at the Detroit Zoo

January 21st, February 4th - Royal Oak, MI
Experience the magic of the Zoo during the winter! Visit your favorite indoor and outdoor habitats and special activities, zookeeper talks, crafts and much more. Especially their awesome Polar Bear exhibit!

Zehnder's Snowfest

January 25th-30th - Frankenmuth, MI
Enjoy larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings with additional entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children's activities.

See a game/event at Joe Louis Arena

Detroit, MI
It's the final season of action for the Joe Louis Arena, as it is making way for the new, state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. This incredible building is filled with history and is worth the price of admission to experience a live event here, sporting or otherwise. We recommend purchasing tickets to the MSU vs. UofM hockey game on February 10th. Tickets are very reasonably priced, and it will give you a chance to show off your school spirit while experiencing this hallowed ground of sporting legend before it is demolished.

Visit Boyne Mountain

Boyne City, MI
It's not just a skier's paradise but a perfect spot for a winter weekend getaway with the whole family. If skiing and snowboarding isn't your thing, you can still enjoy the multiple other amenities and activities that Boyne Mountain has to offer including the Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park, cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails, horseback trail riding, the tubing park, and a zip line course down the backside of the mountain.

There's also plenty more to do than just those seven things to do around Michigan this winter. You can take in a show or concert at one of the many incredible and historic theatres around the state, visit one of the numerous museums, or just trek out to your local sledding hill. However you do it, find some time to enjoy what winter has to offer in Michigan. Also, make sure you're prepared for the drive to these fun activities and events in the cold weather and icy winter roads by completing your Winter Car Care routine at our Graff Chevrolet Mt. Pleasant Service Center.

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Winter Car Care and Routine Maintenance Tips From Graff Mt Pleasant

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– Winter in Michigan is about as harsh on your car as anywhere in the country! Freezing cold temperatures, icy roads, and corrosive road salt are among the many elements of winter's assault on your vehicle's performance and your safety on the road. The problem with the inclement weather in Michigan isn't just that it's tough to handle but also that it's unpredictable and can come at any time. So there is no "safe" time during the winter months to put off maintenance on your vehicle. Most of its components will be adversely affected by the cold temperatures and snowfall. We at Graff Chevrolet and Graff Buick GMC Cadillac of Mt. Pleasant want to keep you safe out on the road during this season, and that starts with providing superior service and information on the vehicle components that are the most critical to your vehicle's ability to handle the cold weather and the slippery and unforgiving driving conditions. By reading our Winter Car Care and routine maintenance tips from Graff Mt. Pleasant, you can learn how to keep yourself safe and your vehicle in proper working condition throughout the snowy months.


Winter Car Care vehicle components:

  • Tires - Perhaps the most critical piece to keeping your vehicle in control on snowy, slushy, slippery roads. Read our tire pages to learn how not only wear, but tire inflation and pressure can seriously affect your driving capability and handling and why upgrading to a set of winter tires may just be the best course of action.
  • Batteries - Cold temperatures slow the chemical reaction in your battery which creates the energy needed to start your vehicle, and could leave you unable to turn your car on. Additionally, if your battery is old it will have an even tougher time getting going on a chilly morning. Our experienced technicians run a simple diagnostic test to see if it's time to get a new battery to help brave the freezing temps.
  • Brakes - You never want to be the car that slides into the ditch on the side of the road, or into an intersection. Get your brakes checked and replaced at our Graff Mt. Pleasant Service Center to ensure that you have the proper stopping capability. 
  • Oil Changes - In general, your oil needs to be changed regularly. But like your battery, your vehicle's oil is greatly impacted by cold temperatures, making it less effective at keeping your engine components from overheating and warping. 
  • Wiper Blades - Your ability to see the road in front of you is crucial this time of year, especially if snow or other precipitation is falling. Your safety is too important to try and make it through the winter with a set of wiper blades that are broken or not functioning properly.

So make your safety on the roads this winter your highest priority by completing your Winter Car Care routine at Graff Mt. Pleasant. Learn which components are most important, need upkeep, and how to tell from home that they are in need of replacement. Or, schedule your appointment today to meet with ASE Certified technicians at Graff Chevrolet or Graff Buick GMC Cadillac!

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Downloadable 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Brochure

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– It's already known for its capability and refined, comfortable cabin, but the GMC Sierra 1500 has elevated the standard for truck in 2017. Download the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 brochure from our website to learn all about what's new for this light-duty truck with a classic, striking appearance.

Downloadable 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Brochure


Downloadable 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 Brochure

Style meets substance in the new 2017 GMC Sierra 1500. Along with new advanced LED exterior lighting features, the 2017 Sierra also has available heated and ventilated perforated leather-appointed seats, available heated steering wheel, available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, and a center console big enough to handle file folders, laptops and much more, included with bucket-seat models. It's also no push over either, with an available 6.2L engine that is the most powerful gas V8 in the segment with 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Rather save money at they pump? Try the available EcoTec3 5.3L V8 engine which offers the best V8 fuel economy in any full-size pickup. The 2017 model also improves upon its legacy of interior superiority by creating a exceptionally quiet cabin with triple door seals, an available Bose® Active Noise Cancellation System, and other features to reduce wind and engine noise. It's the little things that set this truck apart.

Learn more about this full-size pickup by downloading the 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 brochure on our website and take an in-depth look at the incredible new features. If you're interested in browsing our inventory or taking a new 2017 Sierra 1500 for a test drive visit our dealership in Mt. Pleasant or give us a call at (989) 773-3917. 

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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Downloadable 2017 GMC Acadia Brochure

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– The 2017 GMC Acadia is a refined vehicle built to accommodate family and friends in a comfortable and premium ride. Learn more about this mid-size SUV's advanced and versatile features in the downloadable 2017 GMC Acadia brochure on our website, and schedule a test drive to experience it in person.

Downloadable 2017 GMC Acadia Brochure


Downloadable 2017 GMC Acadia Brochure

Available in standard, All Terrain, and Denali models the new 2017 GMC Acadia boasts an interior designed with you in mind, including active noise cancellation, heated front and second row seats, a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, smartphone integration with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, and available driver memory seat and mirrors. The new 2017 Acadia creates the most enjoyable and relaxed driving experience; perfect for road trips, long drives to family gatherings, and the like.  

Explore all the features and details in depth of this mid-size SUV by downloading the 2017 GMC Acadia brochure on our website. If you're interested in browsing our inventory or taking a new 2017 Acadia for a test drive visit our dealership in Mt. Pleasant or give us a call at (989) 773-3917.

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

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Downloadable 2017 GMC Terrain Brochure

MT. PLEASANT, Mich., –– The new 2017 GMC Terrain is stylish as well as a model of efficiency and utility. Preview this crossover's sophisticated interior with the latest technology features along with its new exterior design by downloading the 2017 GMC Terrain brochure from our website, and schedule a test drive to experience it in person.

Downloadable 2017 GMC Terrain Brochure

Downloadable 2017 GMC Terrain Brochure

The new 2017 GMC Terrain is a beacon of precision, design, and comfort. It includes signature Denali exterior features, available 3.6L V-6 with 24 MPG HWY and class leading 301 HP, and a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot to use your mobile devices, lap tops, and tablets on the go. But not while you're driving of course! The new Terrain also puts particular focus on perfecting the interior comfort of the vehicle using triple door seals and acoustic laminated glass to limit unwanted road noise from outside. To make the Terrain feel like home, it also boasts increased interior storage, generous second row leg room. eight-way power seating with power lumbar, and heated front row seats that can be activated in conjunction with the available remote start. You may just want to live in this car!

Find all the details and specifications on this impressive crossover by downloading the 2017 GMC Terrain brochure on our website. If you're interested in browsing our inventory or taking a new 2017 Terrain for a test drive visit our dealership in Mt. Pleasant or give us a call at (989) 773-3917. 

At Hank Graff Mt. Pleasant we strive to provide our customers with a car buying experience that is accommodating, stress-free and fun! Visit us at our Chevrolet dealership located at 4580 E Pickard Rd in Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858 or our Buick GMC Cadillac dealership located at 116 N. Mission St in Mount Pleasant, MI 48858

Websites: Chevrolet: HankGraffMtPleasant.com and Buick GMC Cadillac: GraffBGC.com

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