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Shopping Day Casserole

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Estimated preparation time is 38 minutes.

Ingredients

1 pound ground beef
16-ounces salsa
1 package (8-1/2 ounces) cornbread mix
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1-1/2 cups sliced black olives

Instructions

In a skillet brown ground beef. Drain fat. Add 1-1/2 cups salsa. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced, about five minutes. In the meantime, mix together cornbread mix according to package directions. Mix in 1 cup cheese and black olives. Pour mixture into an 8x8-inch greased baking dish. Spoon ground beef into center of cornbread mixture, leaving a one-inch border of cornbread mixture showing on the sides. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven. Top with remaining cheese and slasa. Return to oven until cheese is melted.

Betty Blaser
Rock Island




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  Today is Sunday, Aug. 31, the 243rd day of 2014. There are 122 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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