HDi Advantage February 2018
Buy Smartstock Cutlery, Get A Free Dispenser!
HDi Smartstock Dispensers

Slow the spread of germs AND get a free dispenser!
WIN-WIN!

Employees and guests only touch what they use! The cutlery is held in an enclosed dispenser, cutting down on waste and contamination.

When you buy a case of Smartstock Cutlery get a matching dispenser FREE!

Call your Sales Rep or the HDi office today! 815-547-3737

Dixie Smartstock Dispensers: SSFD120 (fork), SSKD120 (knife) and SSSD120 (spoon)

Dixie Smartstock medium-weight black cutlery: SSF51 (fork), SSK51 (knife) and SSS51 (spoon)

More Info on Smartstock See Smartstock Cutlery & Dispensers in our Online Catalog
Did you hear the one about the man who opened a dry-cleaning business next door to the convent?
He knocked on the door and asked the Mother Superior if she had any dirty habits.


NEW Clean On The Go Multi-Surface Wipes
HDi Clean By Peroxy wipes

Clean by Peroxy® Multi Surface Wipes feature the cleaning power and great fragrance of Clean by Peroxy in a convenient, pre-moistened wipe.

Clean by Peroxy Multi Surface Wipes quickly remove everyday soils on any surface, including fabrics and even carpet! Easily clean desks, walls, spills, stains, etc. and enjoy the streak-free shine!

Need disinfecting power in a wipe? Try Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes in fresh, lemon and NABC scent!

Spartan Hard Surface Wipes

More Info on Spartan Wipes See Spartan Wipes in our Online Catalog

Riddle Me This
Riddles

What fastens two people yet touches only one?

The answer is at the end of February's newsletter!

I stopped at a fast food chain and was fascinated by a sign offering ‘Fat Free French Fries.’ I decided to give them a try but was disappointed when the employee scooped the fries out of the basket in the fryer, dripping with grease.
“Wait a minute,” I said as he handed me the bag of fries. “Those fries aren’t fat free!”
“Yes, they are.” The employee replied. “We only charge for the potatoes…the fat is free.”

Chemical Label Reading 101

The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) standard labels have been used on chemicals for about 2 years now. Every hazardous chemical label must contain 6 important items from their Safety Data Sheet (SDS). We are using our Break Up Floor Stripper as an example:
HDi Label Reading

1. Product Identifier: How the chemical is identified. We use the name.
2. The Signal Word:strong> This warns the user of the severity of the hazard. There are only 2- "Warning" is bad, "Danger" is severe.
3. Hazard Statements: This describes the nature of the hazard(s). These are specific to the hazard classification, so they will be the same no matter the chemical or who makes it.
4. Pictogram(s): Symbols to show specific info about the hazard.
5. Precautionary Statement(s): These are recommended measures that should be taken to minimize exposure to the chemical.
6. Name, address and telephone of the supplier. See More Info on GHS Labels, Including the Various Pictograms

A dog gave birth to puppies near the road. She was cited for littering.
   
Skinny Cherry Poke Cake
HDi Recipe Skinny Cherry Poke Cake
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 10 oz (of a 12 oz can) of diet lemon-lime soda - I used Sprite Zero
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 (3-oz) sugar-free cherry Jell-o
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 (1-oz) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
  • 1-1/2 cups cold fat-free milk
  • Lite Cool Whip, to taste (I used about half a container)
  • 1. Preheat oven according to box directions. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.
    2. Beat cake mix, diet soda and egg whites in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
    3. Decrease cooking time by 5 minutes from what the box says. A toothpick inserted in the middle of the cake will come out clean when it is finished.
    4. Pull cake out from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Using a large fork, ice pick or toothpick poke large holes into cake about every ½ inch of the cake. (Don't worry about how it looks , we'll be covering it up with frosting!) 5. Mix together Jell-o and boiling water and stir for 2 minutes or until dissolved. Add in cold water. Pour over poked cake. Refrigerate until cooled completely. 6. Combine pudding and 1-1/2 cups cold milk. Beat together until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. Fold in desired amount of Cool Whip (I used about half a container). When it's the consistency and taste desired, spread over cooled cake. Slice up, serve and enjoy! Make sure to keep cake chilled in refrigerator!

    Thank you Yummy Healthy Easy! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: A wedding ring

    Thank you... fantasy football draft, for letting me know that even in my fantasies, I am bad at sports.
    - Jimmy Fallon

    Dates To Remember

    Feb 2 Groundhog Day

    Feb 4 Super Bowl LII

    Feb 14 Valentine's Day

    Feb 19 Presidents' Day

    Deep thought of the day: When you clean out a vacuum cleaner, you become a vacuum cleaner.

    January Contests
    Oldest Mousepad

    The oldest mousepad submitted was from 2002!

    The close-up picture in January was the Trapper Dust Mop.
    dust mop closeup

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    Those who get too big for their britches will be exposed in the end. HDi Did You Know Fact
    Ice & Snow Melt
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Winter is still here! Don't get caught without it! Contact your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 to order.



    HDi Advantage January 2018
    Buy Hand Sanitizer, Get A Free Dispenser!
    HDi Sanitizer

    Prevent the spread of sickness-causing germs AND get free dispensers! WIN-WIN!

    When you buy a case of Deb InstantFOAM (Alcohol or Non-Alcohol) get up to 6 dispensers FREE!

    Call your Sales Rep or the HDi office today! 815-547-3737

    Deb InstantFOAM #IFS1L & InstantFOAM Non-Alcohol Pure #55857 with manual dispenser #IFS1LDS

    Deb InstantFOAM #IFS1TF & InstantFOAM Non-Alcohol Pure #AFS120TF with hands-free dispenser #AUTOINFCON

    More Info on Deb Hand Sanitizers
    The little boy wasn't getting good grades at school. One day he surprised his teacher. He tapped her on the shoulder and said, "I don't want to scare you, but my daddy said if I don't get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking."

    Name This Item, Have Lunch on Us!
    HDi Close up contest

    Do you know what this item is?

    Email your answer to amy@2hdi.com for your chance to win a $10 Subway gift card! 2 Winners will be drawn on January 26th! The answer will be in February's newsletter.

    December's item was a red floor pad. Thanks to everyone that submitted an answer!

    Riddle Me This
    Riddles

    It's so fragile even just saying its name can break it. What is it?

    The answer is at the end of January's newsletter!

    Bill was on vacation in Las Vegas, playing the slot machines. It was his 1st time in a casino so he asked a casino worker for help operating the machines.
    The worker showed him how to insert a bill, hit the spin button and operate the release handle.
    "And where does the money come out?" Bill asked.
    The worker replied, "Usually the ATM."

    HDi's Disinfectant & Sanitizer Wonderland!
    HDi Disinfectant Wonderland

    Keep those illness-causing germs far away from your facility with the right sanitizers and disinfectants. Call your Sales Rep or our office for help picking just the right one!
    See Our Stock Disinfectants & Sanitizers In Our Online Catalog

    What's the difference between roast beef and pea soup?
    Well, anyone can roast beef.
       
    Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew
    HDi Recipe Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew

    Comfort food that won't bust any New Year's resolution diets! Makes 4 servings

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 medium red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 turnips, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 parsnip, cut into bite-sized into pieces
  • ½ cup tomato paste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 dried bay leaves
  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1. Place the onions, carrots, celery, red potatoes, turnips, parsnip, tomato paste, beef broth, dried thyme, dried parsley, oregano, and dried bay leaves into a large slow cooker.
    2. Add the stew meat in a large bowl and season liberally with salt and pepper. Toss the meat until it is fully coated. Set the meat aside.
    3. Over medium heat, heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds or until fragrant is released.
    4. Add the meat and let the beef cook without stirring for a few minutes to allow the meat to brown on one side. Stir and repeat until all sides of the beef pieces are browned.
    5. Add the cooked beef to the slow cooker and stir to combine with the vegetables.
    6. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for five hours. After five hours, taste the stew and adjust the salt if needed. Garnish with fresh parsley.

    Thank you Primavera Kitchen! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

     

    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: Silence

    HDi Happy New Year When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
    - Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Horizon Calendar Mousepad Contest!
    Mousepad

    The 2018 mousepads are here! We have been giving these calendar mousepads out for awhile now and we've noticed some of our customers have been hanging on to them over the years.
    Now we want to know- who can say they have the oldest one? Take a picture of it and email to amy@2hdi.com. We will reveal the winner in February's newsletter!

    Dates To Remember

    Jan 1 Happy New Year!

    Jan 16 Martin Luther King Jr Day

    What did the janitor say when he jumped out of the closet?
    SUPPLIES!

    How can we help?

    We are here to reduce your workload, so if you have a question...ASK IT!

    Order Online

    HDi Online Catalog

    It's EASY! You can choose from everything you currently order from HDi, plus thousands more great items! Give us a call to set up a username and password. You can also email your request to sales@2hdi.com.

    CLICK HERE to see our online catalog!
    Bacon and eggs walk into a bar and order a beer, the bartender says sorry, we don’t serve breakfast. HDi Did You Know Fact
    Ice & Snow Melt
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Winter is here! Time to stock up on Ice Melter! Contact your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 to order.