Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Merry Christmas From Roy O'Brien Ford


We thank all of our loyal customer's that we've had throughout our 69 years of business. 

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.


Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Nicole's Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Nicole is one of our newest employees at Roy O'Brien Ford. This is one of her favorite recipes to make. The cookies are very festive and very yummy -  a perfect treat for around the holidays. We hope that you enjoy them!

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Chocolate-covered mini pretzels
  • Mini brown M&Ms
  • Regular-sized red M&Ms



















Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine brown sugar, peanut butter, shortening, milk, and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Add egg; beat until just blended.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
  4. Form dough into 1-inch balls. To make reindeer-shaped cookies, pinch the bottom of the ball slightly to form a point, then gently flatten with your hand. Space cookies about 2 inches apart on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 8 minutes, until set or just beginning to brown. 
  5. Remove from oven and immediately (and gently) press two mini pretzels into the tops of the cookies for the reindeer's antlers. Press two mini brown M&Ms in for the eyes and one red M&M for the nose (or any other color... some of mine ended up with green noses. They might be South Pole reindeer.). 
  6. Allow to cool 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to a wire rack or paper towel to cool completely. 
  7. ENJOY!
























Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Light Up the Night


Join us for our Light Up the Night Street Festival. This event takes places on Thursday, November 20th. At the festival, you will be able to enjoy: local vendors; holiday spirit; good food, and will also have a chance to help a local charity.


Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Roy O'Brien Ford's Veterans

Not just today, but every day, we say 'Thank You' to our Veterans that served for our country. We would like to acknowledge a few of our very own employees who have served in the military. Thank you:  Mike Deslippe (United States Navy), Alex Apess (United States Navy), Bob Krause (United States Army), Rocky Oliver (United States Army), Justin Feutz (United States Army) and Eddie Labonte (United States Marine Core). 




Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Friday, November 07, 2014

Mary's Hash Browns




    Mary Hellenberg has been working at Roy O'Brien Ford for almost 10 years. She has a great hash brown recipe that she had to share with us. This recipe is easy to make, and it turns out delicious. We hope that you enjoy it!
















Hash Browns Ingredients:
1 package Simply Potatoes® Shredded Hash Browns
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of chicken soup
2 cups (8 ounces) Crystal Farms® Shredded Cheddar Cheese
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted


Topping Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups corn flakes, coarsely crushed
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted






















Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 quart glass baking dish with nonstick cooking spray (an 11x7-inch rectangular or 8-inch square baking dish can be used). In large bowl combine all hash brown ingredients; mix well. Spread into prepared baking dish.

2. In small bowl stir together topping ingredients. Spread topping evenly over hash browns. Bake 45 minutes or until hash browns are tender.

3. ENJOY!!!!


*Note from the chef- Thaw potatoes out before using, it mixes much better.



















Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Wednesday, November 05, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang was a big hit at the SEMA Show

    The 2015 Ford Mustang was a big hit at the SEMA Show this year. According to an article in Autoblog, "The extensive display included a range of Mustangs from mild to wild, with everything from a 600-plus horsepower King Cobra, to paint-and-wheel packages. The new regal Cobra, which we spied early in our SEMA adventure this year, may not be the replacement for the Cobra Jet as we speculated, but it does seem to point the way forward for the next iteration of a supreme Ford dragster. Fat drag slicks out back make its reason for being abundantly clear, and Ford tells us that modded car is good for a 10.97-second quarter-mile run."



http://www.autoblog.com/2014/11/05/2015-ford-mustang-king-cobra-sema-2014/



Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

2015 Ford Expedition Brochure

The 2015 Ford Expedition Brochure is here! If you would like to look at it or download it, you can do that now. If you are interested in the Ford Expedition here is the brochure for you. If you have any questions, please remember that our Sales Consultants are here ready to help you. Give them a call at (586) 776-7600.

2015 Ford Expedition Brochure Cover

Download the 2015 Ford Expedition Brochure (PDF)

Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Roy O'Brien Ford's Newest Employee


Roy O'Brien Ford would like to welcome our newest employee to the family, Nicole Ekmeian. Nicole is working as one of our Service Cashiers. She will be another friendly face in our Service Department, ready to help customers with whatever they may need. Being born and raised in St. Clair Shores, Nicole is very happy to be working at a local, family-owned business. 

We are so happy to have Nicole as part of our team. Welcome to Roy O'Brien Ford!



Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2015 Ford Escape Brochure

The 2015 Ford Escape Brochure is here! If you would like to look at it or download it, you can do that now. If you are interested in the Ford Escape here is the brochure for you. If you have any questions, please remember that our Sales Consultants are here ready to help you. Give them a call at (586) 776-7600.

2015 Ford Escape Brochure Cover

Download the 2015 Ford Escape Brochure (PDF)

Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Light Up the Night Festival

Join us for our Light Up the Night Street Festival. This event takes places on Thursday, November 20th. At the festival you will be able to enjoy local vendors, holiday spirit, good food and will also have a chance to help a local charity. 


We hope to see you there!


Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Maureen's No Bake Eclair Cake


Maureen Bratto, a member of the O'Brien family, has been working at  Roy O'Brien Ford for 10 years. She loves this Eclair Cake because it is delicious AND easy to make. We hope that you enjoy it!
Ingredients
  • 1 box honey graham crackers
  • 2 small packages instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • container cool whip
  • 1 container chocolate frosting



































Directions
  1. Mix pudding with milk and beat at medium speed for 2 minutes
  2. Fold in cool whip
  3. Line bottom of 9x13 pan with graham crackers
  4. Pour half the pudding mixture over the crackers
  5. Then place a second layer of crackers over pudding.
  6. Pour remaining pudding over crackers
  7. Add final layer of crackers on top
  8. Remove foil from frosting ctn and place in microwave for 30 to 40 seconds to thin
  9. Spread over top layer of crackers and place in refrigerator overnight
  10. ENJOY :)


Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

9 Mack Merchant's Association Hi! 5 Event

Who Wouldn't Want to WIN $100 ?
9 Mack Merchant's Association
 is hosting a
Hi! 5 Event
Monday, October 13th
through Saturday, October 
18th


​Stop by and say Hi! to 5 great local businesses. You could
 WIN $100!
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No purchase necessary.  Stop by any participating business (to pick up your Hi! 5 Entry sheet (and your first sticker). Then visit 4 more businesses, getting a sticker at each.  Leave your completed entry at whatever shop you receive your fifth sticker and you will be entered into a drawing to Win one of 3  $100 cash prizes!  Prize Drawing is at noon, 10/27/14.  Winners will be notified.

Stop by and say Hi!
at any of these businesses to get ENTRY FORMS and stickers:

Caffe Far Bella   ~   Casali School of Dance   ~   Cheesecake Shoppe
Circare   ~   Comfortably Yours   ~   Connie's Children's Shop
Fancy Dancers   ~   Jan & Jim's Hallmark   ~   Pak Mail
Party Adventure   ~   Persnickety's   ~   Roy O'Brien Ford
Sandy's Dog Grooming   ~   Vitamin Village

 
Check Out These Great Offers While You're Here
All Offers Valid 10/13/14 - 10/18/14 Only
Circare
20% OFF

A Single Item
23024 Greater Mack
586 771-8510
Caffe Far Bella
$1.00 OFF

Any Purchase
23233 9 Mack Dr.
586 773-2233
Party Adventure
10% OFF

Everything in the store
23400 Greater Mack
586 776-9750


Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Friday, October 10, 2014

Mike's Meatloaf

Mike Deslippe has been working at  Roy O'Brien Ford for 23 years. He mentioned that his wife made fantastic meatloaf, and we wanted to share the recipe. Mike says that the secret ingredient is the chili sauce. We hope that you enjoy this recipe! 

















Prep: 20 min
Bake: 55 min.
Yield: 6 servings


























Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons chili sauce, divided
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pound ground beef
















Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup chili sauce, egg white, Worcestershire sauce, onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  1. Shape into a 9-in. x 4-in. loaf; place in an 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  1. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50 minutes. Brush with remaining chili sauce. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing


Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Friday, October 03, 2014

D'Tion's 7-Up Cake

Our Sales Associate, D'Tion Jackson, has been working at Roy O'Brien Ford for 5 years. One of his favorite things to bake is a great pound cake. Not only is this recipe so simple, but the cake is delicious. We hope that you enjoy it!
















Ingredients
  • Have All Ingredients at Room Temperature
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 2 Sticks Butter
  • ½ Cup Butter Flavor Solid Crisco
  • 6 Eggs
  • ¾ Cup 7-Up
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Flavor Extract
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Butter Flavor Extract























Directions
  1. Cream Together sugar, butter and Crisco. 
  2. Add flour and eggs alternately to the mixture and mix. 
  3. Add extracts
  4. Add 7-Up last and mix. 
  5. Bake at 325º for 55-60 minutes in Bundt pan sprayed with Pam. 
  6. ENJOY!
**You can drizzle cake with icing made from powdered sugar and 7-Up.





















Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Roy O'Brien's Ladies Night Event


Please bring a friend and join us at Roy O'Brien Ford for our Ladies Night event on Thursday, October 16, from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. 




Test drive a vehicle to benefit a local charity, "Handbags of Hope", to help end domestic violence. 

We will have food from local vendors, make-up tips, canvas painting, psychic readings. massages, prizes and more!



Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Lisa's Easy Egg Rolls

Our Lease Manager, Lisa Kopich, has been working for Roy O'Brien Ford for 19  years. Whenever her family wants to mix up their usual meals, she'll make these delicious egg rolls. Her family loves them, and we hope that you will too!















Total Time: 55 min
Prep:
25 min
Inactive:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate
 
Ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 -inch grated fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, sliced thinly
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1-inch julienne strips
  • 1 small red pepper, cut into 1-inch julienne strips
  • 1 cup Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 20 wonton wrappers covered loosely with a damp paper towel to prevent drying
  • 10 shrimps, cooked and minced
  • Dipping Sauce:
  • 1/3 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes


Egg Rolls
Directions:
  1. In a wok or skillet, stir-fry the ginger and garlic in 2 tablespoons of oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add scallions, carrots, and red pepper and stir-fry over high heat for 2 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chicken broth, soy sauce, and sugar. Add the Napa cabbage and broth mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft. Add sesame oil, cool for at least 15 minutes, and strain. Fold in the minced shrimp.
  3. Fill and roll the egg roll wrappers, using 1 tablespoon of filling for each roll. Working with 1 wonton wrapper at a time, place the wrapper with one corner of the diamond closest to you. Place 1 teaspoon of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Roll the corner closest to you over the filling. Brush the top corner with water. Fold in the sides of the wonton and continue rolling the egg roll up until it is closed. Press to seal, set aside, and continue with the remaining ingredients.
  4. In a skillet set over moderately high heat, heat the remaining oil and sauté the egg rolls until golden brown on all sides, using tongs to turn them. Serve when cool enough to eat, with dipping sauce.
  5. Dipping Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  6. ENJOY!



Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Alex's Shrimp Cocktail Sauce

October makes one year that Alex has been working at Roy O'Brien Ford. He is always bringing delicious treats in to the dealership, and this recipe is no exception. Even though we added it in to the recipe, Alex isn't a fan of horseradish, so he makes his cocktail sauce without it. We hope that you enjoy it!



Prep Time: 5 min. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 2 Tablespoons horseradish
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon of Tabasco sauce, or to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon of salt
  • 1 Teaspoon of pepper
  • Handful of finely chopped white of green onion

















Directions:

  1. In small bowl combine all ingredients. 
  1. Chill and serve.
  1. ENJOY!!!



Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

What's New in St. Clair Shores




This morning, we had the pleasure of hosting the St. Clair Shores Business Alliance meeting. This alliance includes associations such as:


  • 9 Mile/Great Mack Merchant Association
  • City Committees
  • Harper Ave. Business Association
  • Lac. Ste Clair Kiwanis
  • Shorewood Kiwanis
  • Macomb County Chamber
  • Nautical Mile Merchant Association
  • Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores
  • St. Clair Shores Civic Arena/Senior Center
  • Memorial Day Parade Association


At these meetings, we discuss what every organization has in store for the upcoming months. Trust us, there is a lot to look forward to. From 5k races, Halloween In The Park, Chili Cook-Offs, the Macomb Hall of Fame, Euchre Tournaments and the Aqua Freeze Festival, we have plenty of events to keep you busy these next few months.

We are honored to not only be a part of the 9 Mile and Mack Merchant Association, but to be a part of this great alliance, and to be members of such a wonderful community. It's always a pleasure meeting with our St. Clair Shores friends.

Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Roy O'Brien Ford's Miles 4 Meals 5k

Laura DeDene wrote this great bit about the festival that we are sponsoring an event at. 
"On September 19th and 20th, be sure to head on over to Saint Clair Shores for the 2nd Annual Made in Michigan festival! The festival is in conjunction with the Saint Clair Shores staple, the Apple Pie fundraiser. The Apple Pie Fundraiser is an annual event which raises money for the senior meal program. All the pies are handmade by volunteers and are truly delicious!"
Roy O'Brien Ford is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the Miles 4 Meals 5k race/walk. Along with the race, the Made in Michigan Festival will also have a Hog Wild BBQ Contest, Made in Michigan vendors, kids activities, an Atwater Beer Garden (open Friday 6-11 and Saturday 3-11), food trucks and live music.
The festival will take place on Friday, September 19, from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, September 20, from 10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. The Atwater Beer Garden will be open Friday 6-11 and Saturday 3-11.
Come out for this free and local event and support the local artisans! Find more information and updates at the Made in Michigan Festival - SCS Facebook page
Family owned and operated since 1946, Roy O'Brien Ford is located at 22201 E. 9 Mile Rd. St. Clair Shores, MI 48080 for all your Metro Detroit Ford Vehicle needs. Stay on the right track to Nine Mile and Mack!

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