HDi Advantage November 2019
Glass Cleaner Plus: Works to -25 Degrees
HDi Glass Cleaner Plus Dries Clear & Residue Free!

> Eliminate spots & streaks
> Dissolves oil, fingerprints & soil in warm & cold temps down to -25 degrees!
> It can be sprayed upside down!

Check Out Glass Cleaner Plus in Our Catalog

This book on marriage says to treat your wife like you treated her when you were first dating.
After dinner tonight I am dropping her off at her parents.


Cleaning Carts: The Cart You Never Knew You Needed
HDi Cleaning Carts
Janitorial cleaning carts transport all the tools to the job for more efficient cleaning and waste removal.
Work smarter, not harder!

- Easy to clean surface
- Quiet, non-marking wheels & casters
- Long lasting performance
- Professional appearance


See Cleaning Carts in Our Online Catalog

I have a bad habit I am trying to break- biting my fingernails. One day, I told my husband about my latest solution- press-on nails.
"Great idea!" he said as he smiled. "You can eat them straight out of the box."

How To Properly Wash Your Hands
HDi Proper Handwashing

Cold and flu season is upon us! That's why it's so important to wash hands- It's the #1 way to reduce the spread of germs.

These great reminder posters can be found in our Training Charts and Logs page on our website. I can also place your company's logo on them. Just email amy@2hdi.com with your logo and I will email you the updated posters.

Need extra help with other projects?

Check out our videos and training charts!

See Videos See Charts & Logs See Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Here

My biggest fear is that my husband will tell me one day that we should cut pizza out of our diet and I'll have to leave with the kids in the middle of the night.

Copycat Wendy's Chili
HDi Recipe Wendy Chili
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 3 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (15-oz.) can kidney beans, with liquid
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pinto beans, with liquid
  • Shredded cheddar, for serving
  • Green onions, sliced, for serving
  • In a large pot over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion, pepper, and celery and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add in tomato paste, stirring constantly until darker in color, about 2 minutes more. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 6 minutes more. Drain fat and return to heat.
    2. Add chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder, and season generously with salt and pepper. Pour in crushed tomatoes, then fill can halfway with water, swirling to catch any remaining tomato, and add to pot. Add beans and their liquid and stir to combine. Bring chili to a boil then reduce heat to low and let simmer until flavors meld and liquid is slightly reduced, about 40 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary.
    3. Serve chili topped with cheddar and green onions.

    Thank you Delish.com! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

    snow and ice melt

    Answer to November's Newsletter riddle: Your tongue



    You can tell you ate too much for Thanksgiving when you have to let your bathrobe out. -Jay Leno

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    What tastes better than it smells?
    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of November's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Nov 3 Daylight Saving Time Ends- Fall Back!

    Nov 11 Veterans Day

    Nov 28 Happy Thanksgiving!

    Immature: A word boring people use to describe fun people.

    Contest Time!
    Can you guess how many bags of Super Melt Plus we sold last season?

    How many bags of Super Melt Plus did we sell during the last winter season (Oct 2018-March 2019)?
    The first 3 customers that guess the closest number of bags, will win an icemelt shaker spreader!
    Email amy@2hdi.com with your guess. Be sure to have your name & company name in the email also. Winners will be notified by email.

    HDi Icemelt Shaker

    Contact Us

    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!
    Did You Know

    We have a new Eco-Air fragrance-
    Cotton Blossom!
    It's fresh, clean scent is sure to please.

    See The Eco-Air Brochure HDi Eco-Air dispenser and cotton blossom cartridge

     


     




    HDi Advantage October 2019
    Brooms Even a Witch Will Love
    HDi Brooms
    We have a scary variety of brooms & dust pans!

    > Warehouse corn brooms
    > Household wide-angle brooms
    > Lobby dust pan & broom
    > Plastic & metal dust pans

    Check out the brochure to see pictures & descriptions

    Waiter: "Welcome! You've visited us on a good night- kids eat free today!"
    Me: "OK great! I'll have a water and my daughter will have the steak and a Miller Light."


    It's Fall! Time to Start Planning Ice Melt Deliveries
    HDi Ice Melt

    Our Super Melt Plus (MAC) is made up of blue granules that are easily visible- Reducing the amount of product spread. it will melt ice and snow in temperatures to 6 degrees below zero. The active ingredient is CMA (Calcium Magnesium Acetate). CMA products are considered safer for vegetation, concrete and metals than other ice melt solutions. It's available in 50lb bags, 50 per skid.

    White Calcium Chloride pellets melt ice and snow down to 25 degrees below zero! It is safe on sidewalks, too. Available in 50lb bags, 55 per skid.

    Just need parking lot coverage? We also have Rock Salt available in 50lb bags sold by the skid of 49 bags.

    See Ice Melt Products in Our Catalog

    My grandaughter came to spend a couple weeks with me over the summer, so I decided to teach her how to sew. After I had gone through a lengthy explanation on how to thread the needle and start the machine, she stepped back with her hands on her hips.
    "You mean you can do all that but can't work your smart phone?!" she asked in disbelief.

    How To Fill Your New Xpressnap Dispensers!

    Need extra help with other projects?

    Check out our videos and training charts!

    See Videos See Charts & Logs See Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Here

    If you love something, set it free. If it comes back, it is yours. If it doesn't, it wasn't meant to be.
    And if it sits on the sofa and watches TV all day (unaware that it is free), you've probably married it or gave birth to it.


    Ghost S'mores Dip
    HDi Recipe Ghost Smores Dip
  • 4 Packages of ghost Peeps
  • 2 Cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 Cups heavy cream, warmed
  • Graham crackers, for serving
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. In the bottom of a square baking dish, spread out chocolate chips and pour cream on top. Cover completely with a single layer of ghost Peeps.
    2. Bake until the chocolate has melted and the ghosts are golden, about 10 minutes.
    3. Place mini chocolate chips over eyes and mouth. (The already-drawn faces will fade in the oven.)
    4. Serve warm with graham crackers for dipping.

    Thank you Delish.com! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!


    Answer to October's Newsletter riddle: A clock



    My children are vampires. I don't mean that they are going to dress as vampires for Halloween. I mean that, like vampires, they cannot be captured on film. -John Dickerson

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    What has hands but cannot clap?
    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of October's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Oct 14 Columbus Day

    Oct 31 Halloween

    What's the best thing about Switzerland?
    I don't know, but the flag is a big plus.

    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Can I schedule future deliveries?

    Yes!
    If you have special products you order on a regular basis or need on certain dates- we can set it up for you! Simply send us a blanket purchase order with the product(s), amounts needed and dates to release.
    This ensures everything is in stock and delivered when you need it. It's a time and headache saver! HDi Delivery

    Contact Us

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

    My girlfriend said said she wanted me to be more like her ex....so I dumped her.

    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!
    Did You Know

    We have new HDi printed empty quart bottles!
    Pretty snazzy if we do say so ourselves!
    See them in our catalog

    HDi Horizon empty quart bottle

     


     



    HDi Advantage September 2019
    Stretch-Fit Liners - Perfect Fit, Every Time
    HDi Stretchfit Liners
    Stop wasting money on bags that don't fit!

    Stretch-Fit liners are made from premium linear low-density (LLDPE-HAO) resin that will stand up to tough waste.
    > No wasteful tie-offs.
    > No messy cave-ins.
    > Resists punctures & tears.
    > Comes in coreless rolls for easy handling & storing.

    Check out the brochure to find the size you need!

    Some parents run a tight ship, but I run a pirate ship. There is some swearing, some drinking and a touch of mutiny from the tiny raiders I created.

    Xpressnap Napkins- FREE Dispenser Sale Ends Soon!
    HDi Xpressnap Napkins Free Dispenser
    Minimize Waste.
    Maximize Savings.

    Xpressnap napkins help reduce napkin waste by 25%!
    Thanks to the 'One napkin, Every Time' dispensing system, patrons only touch the napkins they use- less waste and better hygiene for all!
    From now until Sept 30, 2019- when you buy a case Xpressnap napkins, you can receive 1 FREE stand dispenser or 2 FREE tabletop dispensers!

    Read More on Xpressnap
    See Xpressnap in Our Catalog

    Me: I can't come to work today. There's a huge ball of fire emitting deadly radiation.
    My Boss: You can't skip work today because the sun is shining.

    Extraction Carpet Cleaning
    HDi Carpet Extraction

    1. Vacuum area thoroughly.
    2. Wear proper protective equipment. Gather all supplies needed.
    3. Mix prespray and extraction cleaner in the appropriate container or machine.
    4. Place wet floor signs at entranceways.
    5. Spray carpet with prespray solution. Use a carpet rake in heavily soiled areas. Allow to dwell 10 min before extracting.
    6. Use the double pass method with the extractor and overlap passes. Use a rinse if necessary.
    7. Allow carpet to dry before introducing traffic.

    Need extra help with other projects?

    Check out our videos and training charts!

    See Videos See Charts & Logs See Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Here

    Dan's Dr took him into the exam room and said, "Dan, I have some good news and some bad news."
    Dan replies, "Give me the good news first."
    "They're going to name a disease after you."


    Southwestern Casserole
    HDi Recipe Southwestern Casserole

    Makes 2 casseroles (6 servings each)

  • 2 cups (8 ounces) uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in next 8 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Drain macaroni; stir into beef mixture.
    2. Preheat oven to 375°. Transfer macaroni mixture to 2 greased 2-qt. baking dishes. Top with cheese and jalapenos. Cover and bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake until bubbly and heated through, about 10 minutes longer. Serve one casserole. Cool the second; cover and freeze up to 3 months.
    3. To use frozen casserole: Thaw in refrigerator 8 hours. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Cover and bake, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°, 20-25 minutes.

    Thank you Taste of Home! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!


    Answer to September's Newsletter riddle: Seven



    I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
    -Anne Frank

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    I am an odd number. Take away a letter and I become even. What number am I?
    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of September's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Sept 2 Labor Day

    Sept 11 Patriot Day

    Sept 23 Fall Begins!

    Just heard a lady in the store yell at her kids, "We don't just buy things to buy things!"
    Now I sort of wish she'd have a talk with me also.

    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions
    What's the difference between cleaners, sanitizers and disinfectants?
    HDi Disinfectants and Sanitizers

    We get asked this alot!
    1. Cleaners just remove the soils on the surface.
    2. Sanitizers lower the bacteria count to a safe level. (usually 99.9%)
    3. Disinfectants are effective on a wider range of microorganisms than sanitizers. And when used properly, they kill everything.

    Click here to see our video that explains it better!

    Contact Us

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

    HR Dept: Did you call your co-worker stupid?
    Me: NO! I asked her WHY she was so stupid...

    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!
    Did You Know
    HDi Fall

    The autumn equinox will be at 2:50am on Sept 23. The sun will be aligned with the equator at that time. We will experience 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark.


     


     



    HDi Advantage August 2019
    foamyiQ: The First Hand Hygiene Dispensing Cartridge!
    HDi Spartan Chemical's foamyiQ Hand Cleaners and Sanitizer
    No Dispensers? Brilliantly simple.

    The most common complaints are related to dispensers being broken or empty. With foamyiQ, you can easily see the soap levels because the translucent cartridge IS the dispenser. Just 'click' a new cartridge on the bracket, and you are done.

    The slim 1250ml cartridge dispenses over 1,900 pumps! Foaming handwash, antibacterial foaming handwash and foaming hand sanitizer are all available now!

    See The foamyiQ Brochure

    "What am I supposed to do with this?" grumbled a motorist as the policeman handed him a speeding ticket.
    "Keep it," the cop said, "when you collect four of them you get a bicycle."


    Buy Xpressnap Napkins- Get a Dispenser FREE!
    HDi Xpressnap Napkins Free Dispenser
    Minimize Waste.
    Maximize Savings.

    Xpressnap napkins help reduce napkin waste by 25%!
    Thanks to the 'One napkin, Every Time' dispensing system, patrons only touch the napkins they use- less waste and better hygiene for all!
    From now until Sept 30, 2019- when you buy a case Xpressnap napkins, you can receive 1 FREE stand dispenser or 2 FREE tabletop dispensers!

    Read More on Xpressnap
    See Xpressnap in Our Catalog

    If you want to take a nap while the kids are home, just say, "Wake me up in 30 minutes so we can clean the house."
    They will do ANYTHING to avoid waking you!

    Tips On How To Apply Floor Finish Like A Pro!
    HDi Floor Finish Tips

    **Line your mop bucket with a garbage liner. This saves on clean-up AND protects the floor finish.
    **When pouring the floor finish into the bucket, pour onto the mop to help reduce foaming.
    **If you are using a wringer, only wring out the bottom half of the mop to stop it from dripping.
    **Outline a manageable area then work in a figure 8 motion to fill in.
    **When you are finished with the entire coat, leave sit for about 10 minutes. Then you can use a floor fan to speed the dry time. Just be sure the fan is not blowing directly on the floor- this could lead to bubbles and/or uneven drying.
    **Start a new coat when the floor is dry to the touch- 30-45 min depending on temperature, humidity and ventilation.
    **You can use a pencil to make a small mark on one of the coats in a high-traffic area. (or number each coat) As the finish wears down from traffic and/or buffing, therefore removing the mark, it can help you gauge how many coats are left.
    **Place at least 100% solids when refinishing a floor. This means if your floor finish has "25% solids" we recommend putting at least 4 coats down.

    Need extra help with other projects?

    Check out our videos and training charts!

    See Videos See Charts & Logs See Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Here

    My boss just texted me: “Send me one of your funny jokes!”
    I texted him back: “I’ll have to send one later. I’m busy working right now.”
    “That’s hilarious,” he said. “Send another one!”


    Campfire Mac n' Cheese
    HDi Recipe Camping Mac n Cheese

    Easy make-ahead camping dish! Makes 4 servings

  • 1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 8 oz prepared Alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 cup half and half or whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.
    2. Stir alfredo sauce into the cooked pasta with the three cheeses and enough milk to keep things loosey goosey. {This is so your mac and cheese doesn't dry out while it's staying cool.} Stir in salt and pepper to taste. Divide between four mini aluminum pie tins {or one big one}, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Spray one side of aluminum foil with more nonstick cooking spray and cover each individual mac and cheese portion, sprayed side down, facing the food. Seal well. Store in a large plastic food storage bag in a cooler until ready to cook.
    3. Prepare a fire and let it burn down to the coals. Place a cooking rack over top that would be 2-3 inches above. Place each pie tin over the hot coals and cook 8-10 minutes or until hot. Remove from fire and serve immediately.

    **SHORTCUT MAC AND CHEESE DIRECTIONS**You can also just bake these at home in a glass or ceramic baking dish at 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until hot and melted.

    Thank you Lauren's latest! Click Here to see more great recipes from her site!


    Answer to August's Newsletter riddle: A carrot



    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
    -Will Rogers

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    What is orange and sounds like a parrot?
    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of August's newsletter.

    Doctor: You need to listen to your body.
    Body: You're old and you want lasagna.

    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions
    HDi Spartan Chemical Wasp and Hornet Killer

    Do you carry anything that will kill wasps even after I spray the nests?
    YES! Wasp & Hornet Killer has residual properties that will kill the insects that return to the nest.
    And no ladder needed with Wasp & Hornet Killer- it reach nests higher that 20 feet above the ground.

    See Brochure Here

    Contact your sales Rep or call our office for more details! 815-547-377

    Contact Us

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

    My husband was going to go on an all-walnut diet, but that's just nuts!

    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!
    Did You Know

    Arthur Scott had a problem. In 1907, he received an entire railroad car full of paper that was rolled too thick to be used for what he wanted- toilet tissue. He decided to perforate the paper into sheets and market them as 'disposable towels'. He sold them to restaurants and hotels to be used in public washrooms.

    HDi Household towels

    In 1931, Scott introduced the first paper towel for home kitchen use.


     


     



    HDi Advantage July 2019
    Absorbents
    HDi Absorbents

    Did you know we carried absorbents?

    Choosing the right absorbent for your application can be confusing. We can help explain what color to use for different spills:
    GRAY is known as the Universal Absorbent. This will pick up both oil based and water based spills. This is the best choice for almost any situation.
    WHITE is for oil-based spills such as gas, diesel and solvents.

    DRIRITE premium absorbent is a quick and easy way to absorb a wide range of liquid spills and leaks around machinery, hoses, pumps, and on floor areas. Available in 40 pound bags

    See Absorbents in Our Catalog See DriRite in Our Catalog

    My psychiatrist told me I'm going crazy. I told him "If you don't mind I'd like to get a second opinion."
    The Dr said, "Alright- you are ugly too."


    Company Picnic Coming? We Can Help!
    HDi Cups plates napkins tablecovers

    Nice weather is here- PICNIC TIME!
    We can help with all of your disposable tableware needs!

  • Plates
  • Napkins and napkin dispensers
  • Cutlery and cutlery dispensers
  • Tablecovers
  • Cups
  • Plastic and foil wrap
  • Carryout food containers
  • Steam table pans
  •  

    Need something not listed? Call us or contact your Rep!

    See These Products In Our Online Catalog
    I sat waiting in front of my new doctor as he made his way through my extensive medical file.
    After he finished all 20 pages, he looked at me and said, "You look better in person than you do on paper."

    How To Protect Your Hard Floors

    See Chair Glides / Floor Protectors In Our Catalog

    Need extra help with other projects?

    Check out our videos and training charts!

    See Videos See Charts & Logs See Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Here

    At a training session in the fire station, the team was assembled around the kitchen table.
    The training officer was discussing the behavior of fire: "You pull up to a house and notice puffs of smoke coming from the eaves, blackened windows and little or no flame. What does that tell you?"
    He expected to hear that the house is in a possible backdraft situation. He instead heard from one quick wit:
    "You've got the right place!"


    Ina's Corn Salad
    HDi Recipe Corn Salad

    Great side dish for those summer cook-outs! Serves 4-6

  • 5 ears of corn, shucked
  • 1/2 cup small-diced red onion (1 small onion)
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup julienned fresh basil leaves
  • 1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the corn for 3 minutes until the starchiness is just gone. Drain and immerse it in ice water to stop the cooking and to set the color. When the corn is cool, cut the kernels off the cob, cutting close to the cob.
    2. Toss the kernels in a large bowl with the red onions, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Just before serving, toss in the fresh basil. Taste for seasonings and serve cold or at room temperature.

    Thank you Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!


    Answer to July's Newsletter riddle: A fence



    Any kid will run any errand for you, if you ask at bedtime
    -Red Skelton

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    What goes around a barn but never moves?
    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of July's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    July 4 Independence Day

    Son: Dad, there's a small get together at school tomorrow!
    Dad: Small get together?? How small?
    Son: You, me...and the principal.

    FAQ
    Frequently Asked Questions
    HDi Dispensers

    How much are your dispensers?
    Many of our dispensers are FREE with a dispenser agreement!

    Do I have to install them?
    Only if you want to! We can handle the installation for you for a smooth transition.

    Contact your sales Rep or call our office for more details! 815-547-377

    Contact Us

    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!
    Did You Know
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Our highest selling product is toilet tissue!

    We are grateful to our customers- from the bottom of our...hearts!


     


     



    HDi Advantage June 2019
    Stay Safe Year Round with HDi!
    Friend: How's your diet going?
    Me: Not good. I had eggs for breakfast.
    Friend: Scrambled?
    Me: Cadbury.


    Cut-Resistant Gloves
    HDi Cut Resistant Gloves

    These gloves help keep your hands in one piece! Protect your hands against cuts and abrasions during:

  • Sharp components assembly
  • Metal fabrication
  • Glass installation
  • Call our office or contact your Sales Rep today to talk about the different varieties of cut-resistant gloves available!

    See Cut-Resistant Gloves in our Catalog

    A father came home from work extremely happy because he finally received a company car. He was excited to show it off to his family. He took his 7 year old son out to the driveway to see his reaction.
    "WOW Dad- that's a shiny new car! Who's is it?"
    Beaming, the father replied, "It's mine. My boss bought it for me!"
    With a straight innocent face, the boy said, "Mom bought you a car?!"

    How To Prevent Slips and Falls

    Need extra help with other projects?

    Check out our videos and training charts!

    See Videos See Charts & Logs See Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Here

    "Doc, now that I am going to marry Sally, there's something I need to get off my chest."
    "What's that?" his Doctor asked.
    "A tattoo of a heart with the name Mary on it."


    Berry Sangria
    HDi Recipe Berry Sangria

    A refreshing, fizzy summer drink!

  • 1/2 lb mixed berries (cut strawberries into pieces)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Sparkling rosé, chilled
  • 1. In a jar or container, combine berries, sugar, and lemon juice. Spoon into cups and top with sparkling rosé.

    For a non-alcoholic version, try a sparkling cider instead of sparkling wine!

    Thank you Woman's Day Magazine! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!


    Answer to June's Newsletter riddle: Salt and Pepper



    When in doubt tell the truth.
    -Mark Twain

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    Two sisters we are, one is dark and one is fair,
    In twin towers dwelling we’re quite the pair,
    One from land and one from sea,
    Tell us truly, who are we?
    See the bottom of June's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    June 14 Flag Day
    June 16 Father's Day
    June is National Safety Month!

    I've been charged with murdering a man with sandpaper. Truth be told, I only wanted to rough him up a bit.

    Contact Us

    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!
    Did You Know
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    OSHA was founded on April 28, 1971.
    In June 1972, the first standard was issued. It was focused on asbestos and protecting workers against lung cancer, asbestosis and mesothelioma.


     


     



    HDi Advantage May 2019
    NEW! X-EFFECT Neutral Disinfectant Cleaner
    HDi
    The NEW Neutral disinfectant with Xcelente's fresh lavender scent!

    X-EFFECT is a Non-alkaline disinfectant cleaner specially designed to clean and disinfect high gloss floors, restrooms and other non-porous surfaces.

    X-EFFECT is a concentrate- only use 2 oz. per gallon of water to kill 99.9% of bacteria in 30 Seconds.(See instructions for complete details)

    Read More

    See in Our Catalog

    It was a busy day at the grocery store and the lady in front of me in line had a large order. As the tired looking clerk lifted the last bag for her, it's bottom gave way, sending it's entire contents crashing to the floor.
    "They just don't make bags like they used to," the clerk quipped to the customer. "That was supposed to happen in your driveway."


    Judy's Favorite Product- The End Flying Insect Killer
    HDi

    Judy loves 'The End' because it kills flying insects on contact.

    It is a water-based formula that can be used in food processing areas. 'The End' contains a powerful natural pyrethrin formula in a fogging action that can quickly cover a large area.

    The End Flying Instect Killer is available in cases of 12 20oz cans.

    See 'The End' in our Catalog


    A reporter was gushing over Jack Nicklaus during an interview: "You are spectacular, your name is synonymous with the game of golf. You really know your way around the course- what's your secret?"
    Nicklaus replied, "The holes are numbered."
    How To Fix That Bad Drain and Restroom Odor
    Consume for drains

    Do not use bleach- Use Consume!
    Consume is a natural digester that actually EATS organic compounds that cause that bad odor.

    Drain Maintainer: To prevent clogging and odors, use Consume 2-4 times a week. Simply pour in your drain- 4oz for every 2" inside diameter of pipe. For best results, use at the end of the day or when water flow is at it's lowest.
    Restroom Floor / Odor Control: Consume Eco-Lyzer is a neutral disinfectant cleaner that can be mopped on floors to control urine odor. Use only 2-6oz per gallon of water.

    Read More On the Consume Line HERE

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    Teacher: Well, at least there's one good thing I can say about your son.
    Father: What's That?
    Teacher: With grades like these, he couldn't be cheating.


    Creamy Strawberry French Toast Bake
    HDi Recipe Strawberry French Toast
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries, divided
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) cinnamon bread, cut into 1-in. pieces
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • 1. Toss 2 cups strawberries with sugar. In another bowl, beat the next 5 ingredients until smooth. Place half the bread in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spoon cream cheese mixture over bread. Layer with strawberry mixture and remaining bread. Whisk eggs and cream until blended; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
    2. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top with whipped cream and remaining strawberries.

    Thank you Taste of Home! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!

    Did You Know?
    HDi Memorial Day

    Memorial Day was originally known as Decoration Day. It started after the Civil War to honor the Union and Confederate dead. It wasn’t officially named ‘Memorial Day’ until 1967.
    Memorial Day is now a solemn day of remembrance for everyone who has died serving in the American armed forces.



    Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
    -Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    What 5 letter word typed in all capital letters can be read the same upside down?

    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of May's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    May 12 Mother's Day
    May 18 Armed Forces Day
    May 27 Memorial Day

    People cheating on their taxes disgust me. This is not the world I want to raise my 20 dependents in!

    If Your Wringer Looks Like This, You Need To Call Us!
    HDi Antique Wringer

    We love antiques as much as the next person- just not in our janitor's closet! This was one of our customer's mop bucket and wringer. While it still worked, they agreed it was time for an upgrade.

    We are not commenting on the mop & handle...

    See Mopping Equipment in our online catalog!

    Contact Us

    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!



    Answer to May's Newsletter riddle: SWIMS

     



     



    HDi Advantage April 2019
    Green Solutions From Spartan Chemical
    HDi
    Clean for Health - Clean for Environment

    The Green Solutions line does not contain dyes, fragrance, toxic chemicals or VOCs. It’s main focus is to clean for the health and safety of everyone inside the facility.
    Green Seal tests for environmental attributes AND efficacy. When you see the Green Seal Certification, you can be assured the product is environmentally preferable AND it will also work!

    Sustainable Products

    Two old friends, Karen and Julia, are having coffee. They have both been married to their husbands a long time. Karen is upset because she doesn’t think her husband finds her attractive anymore.
    “As I get older, he doesn’t even bother to look at me anymore!” Karen cries.
    “I’m so sorry to hear that. My husband tells me I get more beautiful every day.” Julia replies.
    “Yes, but your husband is an antique dealer!”


    Jamie's Favorite Product- Spartan's Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes

    Spartan Hard Surface Disinfecting Wipes are formulated to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces.

    Jamie loves them because they are convenient, easy to use and kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 15 seconds!

    Available in 3 great scents: Fresh, Lemon and NABC

    See Disinfecting Wipes in our Catalog See More Info on Disinfecting Wipes

    Me: It’s not about how many times you fall, it’s about how many times you get back up.
    Police Officer: That’s not how a field sobriety test works, sir.

    How To Choose The Right Liner

    Stop wasting your time and money on the wrong liner!

    HDi Measuring can for liner fit

    Too small= Possible tears and the liner falling into the can. Too large= Wasted liner and wasted money.
    To find the bag width:
    Use ½ of the outer circumference of the container
    To find the bag length:
    Use the height of the container plus ½ of the diameter of the container bottom, plus three inches (for overhang)
    For square or rectangular containers, use the diagonal of the container bottom rather than the diameter.

    HDi Liners

    Now that you know the size, what strength is needed?
    Linear Low Density Bags: A stronger bag more resistant to tearing, recommended for rough objects under tough conditions. Lower load capacity.
    High Density Bags: Can handle a higher load capacity, but are less resistant to tears once punctured. Great for paper, rags, office trash, refuse without rough/sharp edges.

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    Am I the only one that thinks those ancestry websites are suspicious? “Give us your money and ALL your personal information and we’ll tell you who your great-grandpa is.”

    Stuffed Crescent Roll Carrots
    HDi Recipe Stuffed Crescent Roll Carrots

    A cute addition to Easter brunch!

  • 8 (12x4-inch) sheets of foil
  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 16 small sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1. Heat oven to 400°F. Roll sheets of foil from shorter ends into cone-shaped molds. Unroll dough on work surface; if using crescent rolls, press seams to seal. Use pizza cutter or knife to cut dough lengthwise into 8 (1-inch) strips.
    2. Wrap 1 strip around each foil mold to create carrot shape. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
    3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to cooling rack; cool completely before removing foil molds.
    4. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, parsley, chives, lemon peel and salt with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and combined. Pipe or spoon cream cheese mixture into cavity of each crescent. Top with two sprigs parsley for carrot top.

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



    I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
    -Rita Rudner

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish.
    What am I?

    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of April's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    April 1 April Fool's Day
    April 15 Income Taxes Due!
    April 19 Good Friday
    April 21 Easter

    You call it eating 6 boxes of Thin Mints Girl Scout cookies. I call it supporting young female entrepreneurs.

    Microfiber Cloths
    HDi Microfiber Cloths

    Microfiber cloths are an eco- and budget-friendly alternative to paper towels for cleaning.
    *They are reusable and reduce streaking on glass and other shiny surfaces.*
    *Color code cleaning areas to prevent cross-contamination.*
    *They also make a great dusting tool!*

    CLICK HERE to see them in our online catalog!
    Did You Know?
    HDi Tallest Easter Egg

    The tallest chocolate Easter egg was measured in Cortenuova, Italy on 16 April 2011.
    34’ 1.05” tall, 64’ 3.65” around (at its widest point)- weighing it at a whopping 15,873 pounds!

    Contact Us

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    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!

    I keep trying to lose weight, but it keeps finding me.



    Answer to April's Newsletter riddle: A Map

     


     




    HDi Advantage March 2019
    Renting Mats VS Buying Mats
    HDi Renting Mats vs Buying Mats

    Rental mats may seem like the way to go, but in the long run- it could cost you!

    The ‘one size fits all’ mentality. Most rental programs offer only 1 type of mat in a few different sizes. This often requires more mats to be used which can cause safety issues and incur more rental charges. When purchasing mats, you can choose the correct mat for the application (scrapers, anti-fatigue, anti-slip, etc). You also get to choose the exact size and color to enhance your building’s décor.

    Keeping mats clean and looking their best. Caring for your mat is easier than you think. Most mats only need regular vacuuming and maybe the occasional spot cleaning.

    Stop dirt and moisture in their tracks. Up to 70% of dust and dirt in an office building is tracked in on people's shoes. In 5 days, just 1 square yard of carpet can accumulate 1 POUND of dirt- even more in bad weather! The nylon fibers of a rental mat can crush and allow dirt and water to be tracked into your building. High Performance matting has a permanent bi-level face to help eliminate crushing. They also have a water dam border to contain the moisture.

    Ending never-ending charges. Mats rented long term are very expensive. A good, High Performance mat will last you 5-10 years with little attention. At an average of $.20 per square foot per week, a single 3x5 mat will cost you $780 over a 5-year period. Purchasing a 3x5 High Performance mat costs you around $100…and could very well last longer than 5 years!

    When you purchase your matting, you can color coordinate to compliment your building- you can even have your logo on it! HDi will have the correct sizes and styles to best suit your traffic patterns. You’ll have improved safety and better performance… and no recurring rental costs! Call HDi for High Performance mats today!

    Do the Math! Read More on Renting VS Buying

    I tripped and fell on my face while walking to my car in a parking lot. As I was lying there, a woman stopped her car and called out, "Are you OK?"
    "Yes, I'm fine," I said, touched by her concern.
    "OK Good," she replied. "So will you be vacating your parking space now?"


    Sherry's Favorite Product- Solopol GFX
    HDi Solopol GFX

    Solopol GFX is the only heavy-duty foam hand cleanser with grit! It is Petroleum solvent-free and uses natural cornmeal and olive pit scrubbing agents to provide deep cleaning with a fresh citrus scent.

    Sherry loves the grit and foam combination. It has great cleaning power and the refill bottles last a loooong time!

    See Solopol GFX in our Catalog

    See More Info on Solopol GFX

    A van carrying a group of stuntmen to a film location in the mountains spun out of control on the icy road, crashed through a guard-rail, rolled down a 90 foot embankment and burst into flames.
    There were no injuries.

    How To Clean a Toilet

     

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    I tried the Japanese method of decluttering where you hold every object and if it does not bring you joy, you throw it away.
    So far I've thrown out the scale, my treadmill, the electric bill and a mirror.

    Fluffy Key Lime Pie
    HDi Recipe Fluffy Key Lime Pie

    Serves 8

  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 pkg (0.3) sugar-free lime gelatin
  • 2 cartons (6 ounces each) Key Lime yogurt
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen fat-free whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 reduced fat graham cracker crust (6 ounces)
  • 1. In a large bowl, add boiling water to gelatin; stir 2 minutes to completely dissolve. Whisk in yogurt. Fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust.
    2. Refrigerate, covered, until set, about 2 hours.

    Thank you Taste of Home! Click Here to see more great recipes from their site!



    If Love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
    -Lily Tomlin

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    I start with a 'V' and every woman has one. She can even use me to get what she wants.
    What am I?

    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of March's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    March 5 Mardi Gras
    March 10 Daylight Savings Time Begins
    March 17 St Patrick's Day

    I feel Mr. Rogers did not adequately prepare me for the people in my neighborhood.

    We Carry Batteries
    HDi Batteries

    Call your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 for availability!

    Did You Know?
    HDi Mardi Gras Float

    It is the law in New Orleans that everyone on a Mardi Gras float must wear a mask or painted face.
    Wearing a mask was originally started to help people talk to everyone, regardless of color or social status.

    Contact Us

    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!

    You know you've joined a cheap HMO when the tongue depressors at your Dr's office have the faint taste of Fudgesicle.



    Answer to March's Newsletter riddle: A Voice.

     


     




    HDi Advantage February 2019
    NEW PRODUCT! Airlift Xcelente Odor Eliminator
    HDi Urigard Urinal Mats

    The fresh lavender fragrance you love from Xcelente cleaner- now in an odor-eliminating aerosol spray!

    With odor encapsulating technology, Airlift Xcelente Odor Eliminator doesn't just cover up odors, it traps and removes these odors from the air.
    It neutralizes even the strongest odors, making it the perfect solution to address smoke, cannabis, urine and other complex malodors.

    See Airlift Xcelente in our Online Catalog

    Read More on Airlift Xcelente

    A wife passes away a few years after her husband had passed. When she got to heaven, she saw her husband and ran up to him with tears in her eyes.
    "Oh Darling! I have missed you!"
    The husband extends his arm, stopping her embrace and says, "Whoa! That contract was until death."


    Paula's Favorite Product- Smartstock & Xpressnap Dispensers!
    HDi Smartstock and Xpressnap Dispensers

    Smartstock fork, knife and spoon dispensers and Xpressnap napkin dispensers stop waste and promote cleanliness!

    Paula likes them because they offer the NCO impression- Neat, Clean & Organized! She also likes the fact that everyone's fingers haven't been touching the utensils and the napkins are dispensed 1 at a time. Both reduce waste!

    See Smartstock Dispensers in our Catalog See Xpressnap Dispensers in our Catalog

    I hired a handyman to do some odd jobs around my house. I gave him a list of 10 things to do. He only completed 1,3,5,7 and 9.

    How To Strip Floor Finish
    HDi Stripping Floors

    1. Start by dust mopping the floors, making overlapping passes.
    2. Tape off doorways and edges. Place wet floor signs at all entryways. Put on personal protective equipment, such as gloves, boots and safety glasses.
    3. Mix stripper solution properly with cool water.
    4. Spray the baseboards with baseboard stripper. Scrub with a white pad, rinse.
    5. Scrape finish from the corners/edges with a black pad when needed.
    6. Apply the stripper solution liberally to the floor. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
    7. Scrub the floor using a black or hi-pro pad. Flip or change the pads as needed.
    8. Use a wet vacuum to pick up stripper solution.
    9. Damp mop rinse with clean water. Change the water frequently. A neutral floor cleaner can also be used. Horizon's Double Duty works great!
    10. Clean and store equipment properly.

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    An art gallery owner called the artist with news about his paintings.
    "I have good news and bad news about your paintings," the owner said. "The good news is that a gentleman inquired about your work and wondered if they would appreciate in value after your death. When I told him they would, he bought all 10 paintings."
    "That's great!" the artist replied. "What is the bad news?"
    "The gentleman was your doctor."

    Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies
    HDi Recipe Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

    Serves 16 (or just keep them for yourself)
    For the brownies:

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp red food coloring

  • For the topping:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a 9x13-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray or by lining it with parchment paper.
    2. In a medium bowl, combine the cake mix, melted butter, oil, egg, and food coloring. The batter with be very thick. Reserve about 1/3 cup of the brownie batter/dough and press the remaining batter into the bottom of the prepared pan. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the reserved batter to thin it; set it aside.
    3. To make the cheesecake topping, combine the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla using a hand mixer or in a stand mixer. Beat until well combined. Pour on top of the brownie batter and spread evenly. Drop the reserved, thinned, brownie batter over the cheesecake layer and swirl the two layers together using a butter knife.
    4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the brownies are set. Cool completely before slicing.

    Thank you Southern Bite! Click Here to see more great recipes from his site!



    Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck.
    -Don Shula

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    I have hundreds of legs but I can only lean, you make me feel dirty so you can feel clean.
    What am I?

    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of Febuary's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Feb 2nd Groundhog Day
    Feb 3rd Super Bowl!
    Feb 14th Valentines Day
    Feb 18th President's Day

    I love Chinese food as much as the next guy, but you'll never convince me a chicken fried that rice!

    Don't Forget The Ice Melter!
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Call your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 for ice melter pricing and delivery!

    Did You Know?
    HDi Valentine Candy

    The first heart shaped box of chocolates was created in 1868.
    More than 36 million heart shaped boxes of chocolates are sold each year. That's 58 million pounds of chocolate!

    Contact Us

    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!

    I recently purchased a self-help tape called "How to Handle Disappointment". When I got it home and opened it, it was empty.



    Answer to Febuary's Newsletter riddle: A broom

     


     





    HDi Advantage January 2019
    Prevent Cross Contamination with Urigard Urinal Mats
    HDi Urigard Urinal Mats

    UriGard is a unique, one of a kind disposable floor mat designed to address the problems and reduce the costs associated with urine splash and drips in restrooms.

  • Protects flooring and grout
  • Helps reduce urine track off from the bottom of shoes
  • Improves safety by reducing wet floors
  • Features the popular NABC fresh scent fragrance


    See Urigards in our Online Catalog Read More on Urigards

  • A rich aunt was disappointed and said to her nephew, "I'm sorry you don't like your gift. I asked if you preferred a big check or a small check."
    "I know, Auntie," Her nephew replied smugly. "But I didn't know you were talking about neckties!"


    Mark's Favorite Product- Foamy Q & A
    HDi Foamy Q&A

    Foamy Q & A is a ready-to-use, acid-based disinfectant with special foaming action that makes quick work of cleaning showers, restrooms, locker rooms and other areas.

    Mark likes it because it practically does the work for you. Just spray the foam on & let it set for a bit. Minor scrubbing involved. Then spray it off with water.

    See Foamy Q&A in our Catalog See More Info on Foamy Q&A

    On the first day of school, the English professor announced to the class, "There are two words I do not allow in my class. One is gross and the other is cool."
    After a long pause, a voice from the back of the room called out, "So- what are the words?"

    How To Clean Spots on Carpet
    HDi Carpet Spotting

    1. Start by placing wet floor signs and putting on personal protective equipment, such as gloves and safety glasses.
    2. Remove any excess liquid and/or solids.


    3. Apply water, then the proper chemical to the spot.

    4. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.



    5. Using the blunt edge of a scraping tool, gently agitate moving towards the center of the spot.


    6. Ether blot with a clean white towel or extract with a hand extractor. Do not rub the spot! (Repeat steps 3-6 if necessary)


    7. It is always a good idea to rinse the area with clean water when complete. This will help stop re-staining from chemical residue.



    8. Use a hand extractor to pull remaining liquid from the carpet. You can also use a clean, dry white towel to blot as much liquid up from the carpet as possible.

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    Check out our videos and training charts!

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    An Army private was filling out a questionnaire for a correspondence course and was stymied by the question: 'How long has your current employer been in business?'
    He thought for a moment, then wrote: 'Since 1776'

    Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
    HDi Recipe Slow cooker white chicken chili

    Serves 6

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 oz. chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 15oz cans great Northern beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 4oz cans diced green chiles (I do one hot, one mild)
  • 1 15oz can whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • small handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 oz reduced fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • Various toppings: Sliced jalapenos, sliced avocados, sour cream, tortilla strips, shredded monterey jack cheese

    1. Add chicken breasts to bottom of slow cooker, top with salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
    2. Top with diced onion, minced garlic, great Northern beans, green chiles, corn, chicken broth and cilantro. Stir.
    3. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
    4. Remove chicken to large mixing bowl, shred, then return to slow cooker.
    5. Add cream cheese and half and half, stir, then cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes, or until chili is creamy and slightly thickened.
    6. Stir well and serve with desired toppings.

    Thank you Chunky Chef! Click Here to see more great recipes from her site!



    Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
    -Benjamin Franklin

    The Riddler
    HDi Riddler

    Tuesday, Sam and Peter went to a restaurant to eat lunch. After eating lunch, they paid the bill. But Sam and Peter did not pay the bill, so who did?

    Think you know the answer?
    See the bottom of January's newsletter.

    Dates To Remember

    Jan 1 Happy New Year!
    Jan 21 Martin Luther King Jr Day

    You never realize what you have until it's gone.
    Toilet paper is a great example.

    Don't Forget The Ice Melter!
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    Call your Sales Rep or call 815-547-3737 for ice melter pricing and delivery!

    Did You Know?
    HDi Snow and Ice Melt

    New Hampshire started using granular sodium chloride on an experimental basis to de-ice roads in 1938. By the winter of 1941- 1942, a total of 5,000 tons of salt was spread on highways nationwide. Today, it’s up to almost 20 million tons!

    Contact Us

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    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!

    As you get older, you don't care as much where your spouse goes, just as long as you don't have to go with.



    Answer to January's Newsletter riddle: Their friend Tuesday paid.