30 Minute Dinner Recipe

When it’s been a long day, the weather outside is chilly, the family is gathered watching sports and you want an easy meal to make that everyone will enjoy, look no further!

A crowd favorite: Enchiladas, but with buffalo chicken and scallions.

Here’s how;

4 cups of shredded chicken

8 oz. room temperature cream cheese 

2 cups of shredded cheddar

3 Tbl. of melted butter

¼ Tsp. of cumin

1 bunch of scallions

1 bottle of buffalo sauce

12-16 corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and set aside a deep baking dish, preferably 9-by-13 inches

In a large bowl mix chicken, cream cheese, cheddar, half of the scallions, cumin, butter and 1 cup of buffalo sauce.

Heat tortillas and keep wrapped to maintain them soft.

Spoon a generous portion of chicken mixture down the middle of each tortilla and roll up. Place them side by side, seam side down. Pour remaining buffalo sauce over and top with more cheddar cheese and remaining scallions.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Enjoy!

How to Avoid Theft of Online Shopping Purchases

Since Covid-19 made its appearance and stopped what we knew as normal back in March, we adjusted into becoming avid and expert online shoppers. This meant having everything delivered such as our groceries, gym equipment and even office supplies right to our front door.

Although it was convenient not having to leave the house and having everything brought to you, this in return created a steep increase in package thefts. And with the holiday season approaching, more packages means more opportunity.

Here are 3 simple ways we can avoid being victims of theft.

  • Installing cameras and recording devices. Most smart home systems connect directly to your phone and enable 24-hour surveillance from wherever you’re located.
  • Ask the delivery drivers to place your packages behind porch plants, under mats or in other hidden locations.
  • Opt to have your items delivered to a locker where only you have access to retrieve the item.

Take the time to plan your orders and track them so that you don’t become the target of unwanted porch pirates. Happy shopping!

Are you Prepared for a Power Outage?

With colder and more unpredictable weather on the way, we would like to take this time to help you prepare for a power outage with some safety tips.

It’s important that you take action as prolonged power outages can not only impact you but your community. They can disrupt communication channels, close retail stores, gas stations and banks. With no electricity your food could spoil and you could find yourself unable to use needed medical devices.

The following are steps to help you prepare now;

  • Take an inventory of the items you need that rely on electricity and plan for batteries and other alternatives to meet your needs should the power go out.
  • Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.
  • Sign up for local alerts and warning systems. Monitor weather reports.
  • Determine whether your home phone will work in a power outage and how long battery backup will last.
  • Have enough nonperishable food and water to last a minimum of 3 days. Keep Ice bags in freezer so that you can keep perishable items in cooler or sink.
  • Use a thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer so that you can know the temperature when the power is restored. Throw out food if the temperature is 40 degrees or higher.
  • Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and vehicle gas tanks full.

Fall Has Arrived!

Cool mornings, hot drinks, cozy sweaters and spooky movies are tell-tale signs that fall is here. During this time of year we celebrate some of our favorite holidays and even gain an hour of sleep. From Halloween to Thanksgiving all the way up to the winter solstice, it’s easy to argue fall as your favorite season. What are some things you’re most looking forward to do this autumn?

USAF – This Day in History

On this day in 1947 the United States Air Force was established as one of the eight uniformed services, independent and equal to the Army and Navy. Serving as the aerial warfare branch, the USAF was created by President Truman when he signed the National Security Act demanding that a new form of defense be made. Since then it has become the 2nd largest service branch with over 500,000 enlisted.

Also, fun fact about the air force…they serve as the official Santa tracker during Christmas Eve.

So to all the airmen, past, current and future, we thank you for your service.

Switching Mid-Term Made Easy

Are you looking to save a few more dollars before the mayhem of Christmas shopping and black Friday deals? Well then, we have the solution for you and there’s no reason to wait.
Give us a call to get your new homeowners insurance quote and see how much you can save. Even if you have an existing policy that hasn’t expired or is in the middle of its term, you can simply cancel and get a refund. We would be more than happy to help you switch and save.

If you prefer to speak to a sales representative about getting a quote or on how to switch carriers mid-term, please call us at 877-WMUTUAL (877-968-8825), extension 5344. Available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST/PDT.

Prepare Your Home for Rainy Days

It’s time to get your home in shape for the rainy days with a simple checklist that’ll leave you feeling safeguarded and ready. With rain storms being one of the leading causes for property damage and insurance claims, we urge that you follow the suggestions given by Ready.gov – the official site for Homeland Security.

  • Create a perimeter around your home by cutting down and pruning trees or branches which could fall on your home.
  • Reinforce the fences surrounding your property and secure any outdoor furniture if it cannot be brought in.
  • Always make sure to clean gutters and drains of any leaves or clutter.
  • Check the sealant on your windows and doors and apply where drafts are felt.

We hope this easy to-do guide for rainy day prep will help you protect your home.

Patriot Day – Remembering 9/11

It’s been 19 years since the tragedy of losing nearly 3000 American lives from coordinated attacks against the United States. As the world woke up that Tuesday morning, none of us knew how our world would change and be affected by September 11, 2001.

The following year, Patriot Day was established in observance for the lives lost including those of the first responders. Although it’s not a federal holiday, several ceremonies are held in commemoration as it’s a day that we will never forget.

“No day shall erase you from the memory of time” –Virgil

NFL Celebrating 101 Seasons

Pending developments from the current Covid-19 pandemic, the National Football League is scheduled to begin its season tomorrow, September 10th with defending Super Bowl LIV champs Kansas City taking on the Houston Texans. Although the season may be different than the past 100 years, it’s sure to be a memorable one.

The NFL is set for the projected season with new stadiums opening just in time for kick-off, a shortened season and retrofitted locker rooms where limited to no media will be allowed. As it stands now, no fans will be allowed in the stadiums per government protocol as we all try to understand and navigate through this virus.

Known as America’s game, with over 114 million viewers each year, we have our fingers crossed that we can enjoy yet another season of this sport.