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Directions: 1. Fill a large mixing bowl with ice and water and set aside. 2. Place the Instant Pot® insert into the multicooker. Fill with one cup of water then place the trivet on top. 3. Place eggs on the trivet in one layer. Do not stack. Close and lock the lid. 4. Set on high pressure for three minutes (soft-boiled), four minutes (creamy hard-boiled), or five minutes (firm hard-boiled). 5. When the timer beeps, immediately cancel cooking, and quick-release the steam. Use tongs to transfer eggs to the bowl of iced water. 6. Peel eggs when cool enough to touch by tapping one end of the egg on a hard surface. Eat immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. Make sure your car is safe to drive - Before hopping back into your car and taking off, it’s important to give it a thorough inspection. Check for punctured tires, broken headlights, damaged windshields, and leaking fluids. If possible, check the underside of your vehicle, too. While deer typically only cause damage to the exterior portion, animals that are lower to the ground, like hogs, can cause serious undercarriage damage. If you’re unsure, it’s always better to be cautious and call a tow truck. Many insurance companies, like Germania, offer roadside assistance for policyholders, which can help you get your vehicle out of a dangerous spot. File a claim - After having a collision with an animal, make sure to contact your insurance company as soon as you can in order to file a claim. The sooner you call, the sooner the claim can be processed. It’s important to note that not all auto policies cover such an accident, so make sure to contact your agent to be sure. For example, basic liability coverage will most likely not pay for repairs while a more comprehensive plan will. Get it fixed! - If you’ve ever had an animal-vehicle collision, you know that even the small Texas white- tailed deer can cause serious damage. Fortunately, Germania policyholders have access to Germania Premier Service (GPS) - a network of trusted preferred auto repair facilities. Recipe

hard-boiled eggs Instant Pot® at the sound. It is always better to be alert and rely on your own senses in order to avoid a collision. What to do if you’ve had an animal collision Get off the road - First and foremost, if it is safe, turn on your hazard lights and move to a safe place on the side of the road. If it is dark, make sure you are clearly visible to other vehicles by using reflective cones or markers. Call 911 - Once you’re in a safe place, it’s time to call law enforcement. This is absolutely necessary if either the animal or your vehicle are blocking the road. Even if this isn’t the case, having a police report can be helpful when filing an insurance claim. Law enforcement is also necessary for removal of the animal, regardless of whether it is alive or not. They can assess the situation and if necessary, call the local Texas Game Warden to handle the injured or deceased animal. Keep in mind, it is not legal to take home a deer or its antlers if it died in this manner. Leave it alone - If the animal is still alive, stay away from it. Frightened, injured animals will defend themselves and could very easily injure you if you’re too close. Again, let the Game Warden handle it. Document the incident - When you get a safe opportunity, consider taking photos of the incident for insurance purposes. More information is always helpful for an insurance company when handling a claim.

Ingredients: • Eggs in their shells

(enough to fit one layer at bottom of your trivet in the Instant Pot®) • Ice • Water

Adapted from Brit+Co©

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