Friday, January 19, 2018

Hot Beverages to Help Keep You Cozy During These Colder Months

This winter has been COLD! There can be nothing better than sitting inside, in your favorite pair of pajamas and enjoying a nice, hot beverage. Many of these warm beverage recipes require water, so why not give your family and yourself, quality water at the Lake of the Ozarks? It can make your hot drink taste that much better! We have found a couple of fantastic warm beverage recipes that are great for when you want to stay in and enjoy the comfort of your own home.


Hot Beverage Recipes to Keep You Warm During the Colder Months


Source: http://thepioneerwoman.com/food-and-friends/how-to-make-hot-chocolate-mix/

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix


PREP TIME:
5 Minutes
DIFFICULTY:
Easy
SERVINGS:
8 Servings

INGREDIENTS

2 cups Confectioners Sugar
1 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 cups Powdered Milk Or Instant Nonfat Dry Milk

INSTRUCTIONS

In a large bowl, sift the confectioner’s sugar, then the unsweetened cocoa, to get rid of any lumps. Stir in the powdered milk, and whisk well until everything is combined. Add mini marshmallows to the container, if desired. This can be kept in the pantry for 6 months.

When you want to make hot cocoa, combine equal parts hot cocoa mix and hot water. I like to put the hot cocoa mix in the cup and add the hot liquid on top, and stir, in order to not get any lumps. Enjoy!

Note: As a guideline, ½ cup of cocoa mix and ½ cup hot water is the right amount for me to enjoy in one serving.



Source: http://www.midwestliving.com/recipe/drinks/spiced-pear-tea

Spiced Pear Tea


Makes: 8 servings
Start to Finish 25 mins

INGREDIENTS

1 orange
3 cups pear nectar
3 cups water
4 inches stick cinnamon
1 teaspoon whole cloves
6 regular-size tea bags
1/4 cup honey
Small orange slices (optional)
Cinnamon sticks (optional)

DIRECTIONS

1. Use a vegetable peeler to remove 3 wide strips of peel from the orange; set peel aside. Squeeze juice from orange.

2. In a large saucepan combine pear nectar, water, and orange juice. For the spice bag, place cinnamon, cloves, and the orange peel strips in the center of a 6-inch square of double-thick 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth. Bring corners together and tie with a clean string. Add bag to pear nectar mixture.

3. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Add tea bags; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Remove tea bags and spice bag and discard. Stir in honey. Serve in mugs. If desired, float orange slices on top of each serving and serve with cinnamon stick stirrers.

Warm up With Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks

We are here to provide you with the quality water you and your family deserve. To learn more about our quality water, visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com or call us at the number listed below. Stay warm!



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Friday, January 12, 2018

Give Your Family Quality Water to Cook Their Pasta In

Your family probably LOVES pasta night, so why wouldn’t you give them quality water to cook their pasta in? Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has been solving this area’s toughest water problems for over 4 decades and we are here for you and your family’s water needs. In the spirit of cooking pasta in quality water, our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks has found a GREAT pasta recipe you can try with your family. What says "love" more than some home cooking with your family?




Pasta, Pasta, Pasta!


Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ree-drummond/macaroni-and-cheese-recipe-1952854

Macaroni and Cheese

Total:55 min
Prep: 15 min
Cook: 40 min

Yield: 6 servings

Level: Easy

Ingredients

4 cups dried macaroni
1 whole egg
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups whole milk
2 heaping teaspoons dry mustard (more if desired)
1 pound sharp Cheddar, grated (not pre-grated cheese), plus more for baking
Salt
Seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Optional spices: cayenne pepper, paprika, thyme

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook the macaroni until still slightly firm. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, beat the egg. In a large pot, melt the butter and sprinkle in the flour. Whisk together over medium-low heat. Cook for a couple of minutes, whisking constantly. Don't let it burn. Pour in the milk, add the mustard and whisk until smooth. Cook until very thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low.

Take 1/4 cup of the sauce and slowly pour it into the beaten egg, whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs. Whisk together until smooth. Pour the egg into the sauce, whisking constantly. Stir until smooth. Add in the cheese and stir to melt. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt and the pepper. Add any additional spices if desired. Taste the sauce and add more salt and seasoned salt as needed! DO NOT UNDERSALT.

Pour in the drained, cooked macaroni and stir to combine. Serve immediately (while it's still very creamy) or pour into a buttered baking dish, top with extra cheese and bake until bubbly and golden on top, 20 to 25 minutes.


Ready to Bring Quality Water to Your Meals?


Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks has you covered. Give us a call at the number listed below or visit our website at www.CulliganPro.com to give your family quality Culligan water.



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Friday, January 5, 2018

Give Your Employees Quality Drinking Water!

As an employer, you probably care about the well-being of your employees right? Why not give them quality drinking water in the workplace then? While you may not have always had quality water at your past jobs, now is your chance to give your employees what you didn't have. Our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you. Here are some ways to get quality drinking water in your office and to increase water consumption at your place of business.



The Perfect Water Product for the Office


Our Bottle & Bottle Free Water Coolers can be a great addition to your office. Here are a few benefits of each product.

Bottled Water Coolers:


  • Culligan has a variety, designs and colors that offer temperature settings
  • Culligan Bottled Water Cooler’s space-saving design are spill-proof and use less than one square foot of space. Outfitted with Culligan’s Care Cap, our 5-gallon bottles feature a special valve that “pops-open” the bottle releasing water only when the bottle is in place.
  • Great tasting hot or cold drinking water at your fingertips. Cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water for soups, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.


Bottle-Free® Coolers:


  • Great tasting cook or cold water at your fingertips. Cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water for soups, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.
  • Culligan Bottle-Free® Coolers are the most eco-friendly, green solution to high-quality drinking water.
  • The POU (Point Of Use) cooler attaches to your existing plumbing/water supply and delivers filtered bottled water quality right to your glass!



Ways to Increase Water Consumption at Work


If you want your employees to be healthy and drinking enough water, then make sure they have good tasting water to consume, whether it be by itself or mixed in with a soup or tea. Here are some tips to help increase water consumption in the office.

Tip # 1
Host a water challenge with your employees.
Here's how you can assemble your water challenge. Pick a time period you want your water challenge to last through and have employees track their water consumption. The goal is to get everyone to consume atleast 8 glasses of water per day. Offer prizes to the top 3 employees who get the closest to that goal.


Tip # 2
Set a good example and drink plently of water yourself.
Your employees are most likely looking up to you, so set a good example and try to drink 8 glasses of water a day yourself.


Tip # 3
Explain the benefits of drinking enough water to your employees.
Make sure your employees know all of the health benefits that come along with getting your healthy, regular, daily water intake.


Give Your Employees Culligan Water!


If you are ready to supply your employees with quality drinking water at the Lake of the Ozarks, Culligan has you covered. We offer a variety of products that can help get your offices' water consumption back on track. Call your Culligan Man at 573-346-5221 to hear more about our fabulous water today.



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Friday, December 29, 2017

Friday Product Feature - Bottle & Bottle Free® Water Coolers


Imagine having quality drinking water anytime you want in your home and/or office! This is possible with our Bottle & Bottle Free® Water Coolers. Our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give your some key information regarding the spectacular products. Keep reading to learn more about our Bottle & Bottle Free® Water Coolers.


Friday Product Feature - Bottle & Bottle Free® Water Coolers


Culligan offers a variety of contemporary, stylish cooler designs. Culligan Coolers are the most convenient way to have Reverse Osmosis drinking water for your home or office. Lake of the Ozarks Culligan offers variety of options based on your needs and budget.


Bottled Water Coolers:

  • Culligan has a variety of designs and colors that offer temperature settings.\
  • Culligan Bottled Water Cooler’s space-saving design are spill-proof and use less than one square foot of space. Outfitted with Culligan’s Care Cap, our 5-gallon bottles feature a special valve that “pops-open” the bottle releasing water only when the bottle is in place.
  • Great tasting hot or cold drinking water at your fingertips. Cold, refreshing drinking water and steaming hot water for soups, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Bottle Free Water Coolers:

Culligan Bottle-Free® Coolers are the most eco-friendly, green solution to high-quality drinking water.

The POU (Point Of Use) cooler attaches to your existing plumbing/water supply and delivers filtered bottled water quality right to your glass!


Kind Words from Satisfied Customers


"It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend Culligan's reverse osmosis with distilled cartridge to any dental practice.

I was frustrated with having to allow time for a staff member to go to the store for bottles of distilled water. It was time-consuming and took time away from patient care. The new system in our office was easily installed & has eliminated those worries. There is a special tap for the water that our assistants use when filling our sterilization equipment. It is SO easy!

Not only are the fees for the service affordable, but the relief of not having to run weekly errands is priceless." ~ Deborah B.


"After being without a softener for about a month while moving, I could really see why we needed it. The taste bothered me and the lime build up on the sink was difficult to deal with. Did not want that build up in our new home." ~ Matt H.

Ready to Have Quality Drinking Water at Your Fingertips?


There’s nothing like being able to drink quality water at the Lake of the Ozarks in the comfort of your own home or office. To get Culligan Bottle or Bottle Free® Water Coolers, visit our website, www.CulliganPro.com or call your Culligan Man at the number listed below. We’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and may it be filled with the quality drinking water you deserve.



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Friday, December 22, 2017

Problems a Water Softener May Be Able to Solve

If you are tired of having dry skin, spots on your glassware, and stiff laundry, there may be a simple solution to all of these problems. Culligan high efficiency water softeners can help you. Our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to describe a few common household problems a water softener may be able to solve for you.


Problems a Water Softener May Be Able to Solve


Water Problem # 1

Soap Scum/Lime Buildup


Soap scum and lime build up are the residues that you see left behind on faucets, in your tub and in your sinks. It’s caused by hard water and can be damaging to your pipes and fixtures.


Water Problem # 2
Dry Skin/Hair


Hard water will clog your pores, leaving your skin dry and itchy. Your hair can also become damaged and unmanageable due to hard water.


Water Problem # 3
Spots on Glass/Cloudy Glassware


Hard water will leave your glasses spotted and dirty looking even when they come straight out of the dishwasher.


Water Problem # 4
Stiff Laundry


Calcium and Magnesium in your water can cause your laundry to become stiff or hard. A Culligan Water Softener will not only make your water softer, but also reduce your detergent use.


Water Problem # 5
Constant Plumbing Issues


Hard water and steel pipes don’t work well together. The hard water can cause limescale to buildup in your pipes and your water won’t be able to flow through them as well. This can cause water leakage in your washing machine and dishwasher valves. Having a water softener can help prevent these problems from happening.




Water Problem # 6
A Very High Water Bill


If your pipes are having to work harder to get your water to flow through them, then you likely have a higher water bill. Culligan offers a FREE water analysis that can tell you what’s in your water and making it flow so poorly. If you have hard water, a water softener is likely to help lower your bill.


Water Problem # 7
Rusty Stains on Sinks and Bathtubs

Iron is one of the most common types of problems in water and can leave your fixtures and tubs with rust stains. Culligan has solutions geared towards removing the iron from your water.


Let a Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener Make Your Life Easier!


If you are having some of these common water problems occur in your home, give us a call. We can set up a FREE in-home water test for you and find out what exactly is in your tap water. We may find that you have hard water and a water softener could be the best solution. If that's the case, check out our Culligan High Efficiency Water Softeners. You can save up to 46% on costs including your energy bill, water bill, and cleaning products. Visit our website or call 573-346-5221 for more information.




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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

What is Your Water Doing to Your Laundry?

Are you tired of your clothes coming out of the laundry all stiff and hard? The calcium and magnesium in your water can cause your laundry to stiffen. When you have hard water, a number of problems can arise with your laundry. Hard water is the result of mineral buildup in your city or well water, most commonly from calcium and lime. It can reduce the quality of water in your home and may also be driving up your water bills, cleaning costs and more.  Our quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to go over some of the problems that can happen and give you a solution to those problems.


Possible Laundry Problems Due to Hard Water


Your Clothes May Be Hard or Stiff


You spend your hard earned money on your clothes, so when you wash them, you want them to still be at good quality by the time they're done. As stated earlier, the magnesium and calcium in your water hard water can make your clothes hard.


Your Clothes May Lose Their Brightness


When you have hard water, those once bright shirts that you loved so much can turn dull or even gray. Hard water can have a significant affect on your wardrobe.


Your Clothes May Tear


Hard water can be so harsh on your clothes that it can even cause them to tear at times. No one wants to pull their favorite shirt out of the dryer and find a bunch of holes and rips in it.


Your Colored Clothes May Have White or Gray Streaks


The mineral build up in your hard water can cause your colored clothes to have white or gray streaks on them. How embarrassing would that be to walk into work with a gray streak down your top?


What Can a Culligan Water Softener Do For You?


A Culligan water softener can not only help the overall quality of your clothes but can also reduce your detergent use. With a Culligan High Efficiency Water Softener, you'll have the world's most efficient water softener. It can save you up to 46% on operating costs including energy, water and cleaning products, including soaps and detergents. It is about more than energy efficiency - it's about intelligence. While using up to 50% less salt, the HE lets you know how many days remain until you need to refill it with salt. Our Aqua-Sensor® technology automatically detects changes in your water conditions and makes softening adjustments accordingly. You can even install an optional modem that will tell your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan dealer directly if salt or service is needed. If you're ready to have your water problems solved, call your Culligan Man at 573-346-5221. He can recommend a water softener that works for you and your family. The Culligan water softener is the Lake of the Ozarks preferred choice.



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Friday, December 8, 2017

Possible Problems with Your Dog’s Drinking Water

Our dogs are like family. If we have quality drinking water, why shouldn’t they? Dogs are drinking less than quality water more than you might think and it could lead to health problems you don’t want for your furry friend. The good news is there is a solution to this problem. Your quality water company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to give you a few possible examples of problems that could be associated with your dog’s water. To get quality water for your four legged family member, call Culligan at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Possible Problems with Your Dog's Drinking Water


Having quality drinking water on a day to day basis is a must for your dog's health. Without water, your dog could get dehydrated, which could lead to serious health issues for your dog. Water makes up 80 percent of your dog’s body. Your dog may be dehydrated if you notice one of the following signs:

Depression
Sunken eyes
Dry mouth
Lethargy
Loss of appetite

Too often dogs are getting water from the wrong sources and preventing your dog from reaching water from these types of sources can improve their health.

Poor Sources for Your Dog’s Drinking Water


Toilet

Keep your toilet closed! Not only is the water in there bad for your dog, but if your dog gets stuck there is a possibility he or she could drown.

Dirty puddles

You clearly wouldn’t want to drink from a dirty puddle so why should your dog? There could be all sorts of bacteria and germs in that water that your dog could be assuming.

Tap water

Your tap water could have chemicals in it that are harmful to your dog. To see what’s in your tap water, try our free water test. To schedule a free water analysis with your Culligan Man, visit http://culliganpro.com/free-in-home-water-test.

The Lake

Most people know not to drink lake water, but your dog doesn’t necessarily know. The lake could contain many harmful bacteria that could make your four legged friend sick, so it’s best to keep him or her away from the lake water.

Garden Hose

The garden hose is using your tap water. See above for why your dog shouldn’t drink tap water.

Public dog bowls at dog parks

You never know what dogs have drank out of the public dog bowl at the dog park. They could have been sick and spread their germs/illness through that bowl a number of times. Carry a spare source of water for your dog when you go to the dog park, bring a portable dog bowl and a bottle of quality drinking water.


Looking to Bring Quality Water into Your Home?


Culligan has just the thing! Culligan offers a variety of contemporary, stylish cooler designs. Culligan Coolers are the most convenient way to have Reverse Osmosis drinking water for your home or office. Lake of the Ozarks Culligan offers a variety of options based on your needs and budget. If you are interested in building your own bottled water plan, visit http://culliganpro.com/products/bottled-water. We offer a competitive price match guarantee. If you have questions about any of our quality water products at the Lake of the Ozarks, call 573-719-1314.


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