Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday, but hosting and cooking can make it stressful. Try these helpful hints this year for a more pleasant family gathering.
Use a Cooler
If you brine your turkey, consider letting it marinate in
cooler. Otherwise, it’ll take up precious fridge space. With a cooler, you can
free up valuable real estate while infusing the main dish with delicious
Turkey legs and turkey breast cook at different rates. This
can result in some parts being dry and overcooked while others are undercooked.
To avoid this issue, try separating the legs and slow roasting them in a
crockpot for six hours and the rest of the turkey normally in the oven.
Prep the Night Before
“Mise-en-place,” French for “Everything in its place”, is
the culinary practice of prepping your ingredients before cooking. Dice the
vegetables, measure out the spices, and put the pie’s dry ingredients together
so that Thanksgiving Day cooking will go smoothly.
If the whole meal is too much work, ask your guests to bring
one of the dishes. It takes the stress off of you and allows everyone to add
some of their holiday traditions to the meal.
Unless you’re an avid baker, a bought pie usually takes just
as good as homemade and saves you some effort.
Set the Table Before
Scratch the table settings off the list on Wednesday and set
the table the night before.
When the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution was discontinued in 2008 after a ten-year run, Mitsubishi enthusiasts were disappointed to see the beloved sports car come off the market. The Evo X took its place until it was discontinued internationally in 2017. Now, there are rumors of the possible return of the Lancer Evolution — an idea that has thrilled sports car fans around the globe.
There is speculation that a new Mitsubishi vehicle
will be named the Lancer Evolution XI, in the spirit of the Evo X. Rumors are
swirling that the new Lancer will be built upon the CMF-C/D F4 platform, a
creation of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.
Its drivetrain options are purported to be
similar to the Renault Megane RS. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
and a dual-clutch gearbox for seamless shifting are likely options for the new
Lancer, along with an S-AWC four-wheel-drive setup.
Mitsubishi chairman and former CEO Osamu Masuko
is behind a push to revive the automaker’s powerful, high-performance cars,
marking him as the person most likely behind the possible return of the
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
While the Lancer has been internationally
discontinued since 2017, the saloon version of the car is still popular in
Chinese-speaking markets, proving that the car still has wide appeal.
Those who are familiar with the Mitsubishi
Outlander Sport will notice the desirable updates right away. The new Outlander
Sport sets itself apart with an angular, athletic design. Changes start with
the exterior, where almost everything has been refreshed, including the front
bumper, the engine hood, and the fender. The front end of the 2020 Outlander
Sport now wears a DYNAMIC SHIELD grille surrounded by LED headlights and LED
daytime running lamps. Plus, LED taillights are now standard on the Outlander
The updated exterior is finished off with a new
bumper fascia and 18-inch alloy wheels. Drivers now have three new exterior
colors to choose from, as well: Sunshine Orange, Red Diamond, and Oak Brown.
On the inside, new fabrics and improved knobs
and switches demonstrate the modern and thoughtful design of the Outlander
Sport. Individual trims get new standard features, like the 8-inch
Smartphone-link Display Audio, which is now standard on the ES trim, and
driver-assist features like Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beams, and
Forward Collision Mitigation, which are all included in the SE trim.
The updated Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is on its way to UK dealerships, and it’s sporting a powertrain with better all-electric mileage, faster charging, and more performance options, making it even more fun to drive.
The Outlander PHEV has always
been one of the most diverse SUVs on the road, bringing together unbeatable
efficiency and eco-consciousness with sporty, powerful performance and tons of
The new model still delivers
luxurious cabin materials, convenient technologies like the 360-degree rearview
camera, and smartphone integration, along with an improved powertrain.
Its battery power has increased by
15 percent and 10kw, improving its horsepower, torque, and fuel economy. The
updated Outlander PHEV boasts an electric range of up to 28 miles, and the
battery can charge to 80 percent in just 25 minutes, so it’s easy to commute to
work or the grocery store without ever switching to fuel.
And that’s not all — the gas
engine also received an upgrade, going from a 2.0-liter four-cylinder to a
2.4-liter. The new Outlander PHEV can tow up to 1,500 pounds. With muscle like
that, you can haul a small trailer, bring a boat for family vacations, or help
your family and friends move.
Mitsubishi has been enjoying a new level of
success thanks to the popularity of the Outlander family of crossovers. In the
U.S., the Outlander Sport continues to be the best-selling Mitsubishi model in
the United States, but over in Europe, an unexpected contender has taken the
number-one spot – the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The plug-in hybrid
variant of the Outlander name has become a top pick for European drivers.
Since its 2013 debut in Japan, the Outlander PHEV has reached cumulative sales of 200,000 units sold around the world, a new record for members of the plug-in hybrid segment. Europe is responsible for over 130,000 of those sales over the course of the four years it has been available to the European market. Its efficient engine, innovative hybrid powertrain, and crossover versatility make it an appealing pick for buyers who don’t want to compromise space or capability for a fuel-efficient vehicle.
Will the U.S. catch up to Europe? The American
Outlander PHEV is a far cry from being the country’s best-selling Mitsubishi
model, but it also debuted late stateside, coming to the American market
several years later than other global markets. Hybrids and EVs are also more
popular in Europe than here. However, increasing interest in the green car
market could spell even more future success for the Outlander PHEV.
Here in the United States, we have gotten to enjoy the sophisticated Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for over a year. However, in other places in the world, it’s just getting started. In fact, Mitsubishi just released the Eclipse Cross in South Africa.
The South African model will be similar to the model
available in North America, except it will only come with two trims choices:
one with front-wheel drive and the other with Super All-Wheel Control. Here in
the U.S., it has five trim levels. Another difference that South Africa has
left-hand traffic, so the driver and front passenger seat are switched.
South Africans will find the Eclipse Cross comes
well-equipped with features like leather upholstery, a head-up display,
Bluetooth, voice controls, keyless entry, and a 7-inch touchscreen display.
Buyers can also add on a built-in navigation system. Standard safety features
include traction and stability control, hill start assist, and anti-lock
In the United States, the Eclipse Cross comes with a beefier
warranty. In South Africa, it will only come with a 3-year/100,000-kilometer
warranty and a 5-year/90,000-kilometer service plan. In the U.S., we get to
enjoy a 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile New
The Outlander earned “good” ratings across
the board in all crash tests and a “superior” rating in front-crash prevention.
It also earned an “acceptable” rating in the headlights assessment.
Per The News Wheel, the model’s available
Touring Package largely contributed to its performance during these tests. The
package includes advanced driver assist features such as Blind Spot Warning
with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Forward Collision
Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Automatic High
Mark Chaffin, chief operating officer
for Mitsubishi Motors North America, expressed pride at the
model’s latest achievement. “Earning the IIHS Top Safety Pick is a key reason
for customers to place the Outlander at the top of their shopping list, proving
it one of the most competitive vehicles in the incredibly popular compact SUV
So, in short, 2019 promises to be another successful year for Outlander sales. Stop by Biggers Mitsubishi to experience this model’s superior safety technologies firsthand. You can also test-drive one of our other shiny new 2019 Mitsubishi models.
Don’t let a breakdown incident catch you unprepared.
Stock your vehicle with useful winter car survival items now to help ensure
that you and your passengers stay as safe and comfortable as possible if you
get stranded on the side of the road. Here are four items you should include in
LED Flashlight – The worst problems always seem to happen at night. If your vehicle breaks down due to an issue with the battery, you’ll need a source of light to help illuminate the area under the hood. LED flashlights last a long time and are bright and effective. It’s a better option than relying on a smartphone’s flashlight, since if you’re stranded, you’ll want to conserve your phone’s battery power.
Smartphone Car Charger – Roadside assistance is an invaluable tool in a winter emergency, but it might be a while before help arrives. Make sure to include a portable phone charger in your survival kit, which will help ensure that you can connect first responders until they appear on the scene.
Portable Air Compressor – Drops in the temperature are notorious for rapidly deflating the tires. With a portable air compressor powered by your car’s battery, you can take care of the issue yourself. This will spare you the trouble of calling assistance, and help you avoid the safety hazard of driving on underinflated tires to a gas station nearby.
Jumper Cables – Cold weather also takes a toll on car batteries. Make sure to include jumper cables in your survival kit, so you can get back on the road more quickly.
The Eclipse Cross slots in perfectly with the competitive and ever-growing compact crossover segment, adding some boldness and style to the mix. It comes with a standard 1.5-liter direct-injection turbo engine with admirable horsepower and efficiency. It also offers an advanced All-Wheel Control system as standard above the base model, increasing your confidence and control while behind the wheel.
Safety and Technology
Whether you are traveling the daily commute in rain and snow or setting out on an off-road weekend adventure, the Eclipse Cross has you covered. All the while, you can sit back comfortably and enjoy the incredible technology at your fingertips, including a 7-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity features. You will also be put at ease by the remarkable standard and available advanced safety features that the Eclipse Cross has to offer.
Not only does the 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross boast admirable performance and power, but it also features a daring design and fun technology to further increase its appeal. At Biggers Mitsubishi, we gladly welcome back the Eclipse in the form of this new compact crossover.
If you’ve never put much thought into your tires, you probably have all-season tires. But you may have heard people talk about swapping their tires out for different seasons. The reason for this is because winter road conditions are different and often more hazardous than road conditions the rest of the year. You may not have heard the term “summer tires,” but the name “three-season tires” is likely more accurate, as you’re supposed to have summer tires the rest of the year that you’re not using winter tires. But should you have summer tires or all-season tires? What’s the difference?
All-season tires rose to prominence in the 70s as a marketing ploy to attract buyers who didn’t want to spend extra time and money getting their tires swapped twice a year. However, how all-season tires are made can be concerning; manufacturers reduce the tire’s ability to grip wet roads in order to improve its traction in snow. As a result, you get a tire that’s kind of good at handling in all road conditions, but may slip up in extreme weather.
Overall, swapping your all-season tires out for summer and winter tires is the safer option. However, all-season tires can save you some cash if you live in a milder area without extreme weather. If you have more questions about whether you should choose summer tires or all-season tires, don’t hesitate to call our service department here at Biggers Mitsubishi.