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Strawberry Spinach Salad

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"This recipe makes six to eight servings and is a gorgeous holiday salad with the rich red and green colors. Even people who say they don't like spinach find this a treat."

Ingredients

6 cups of cleaned spinach (about 2 bunches)
1 pint fresh strawberries
DRESSING:
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons minced onion
1/4 cup cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

Tear spinach into serving or bite-size portions. Rinse well, drain and set aside. Rinse, stem and slice strawberries. Set aside until ready to serve the salad. Combine all dressing ingredients into blender. Blend until smooth. When ready to serve salad place spinach in salad bowl. Pour dressing over spinach and toss lightly. Place strawberries on top of salad and sprinkle with more sesame seeds to garnish if desired. Yield: 6 to 8 servings.

Lori Hodge
Bettendorf



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  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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