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Orange-Sauced Broccoli and Peppers

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Cook broccoli/pepper uncovered to maintain their beautiful color.

Ingredients

3 1/2 cups broccoli florets, washed, divided
1 medium red or yellow bell pepper, washed, seeded, and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon no-salt butter or margarine
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2/3 cup orange juice, not concentrated
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Instructions

In a medium saucepan, cook broccoli and sweet pepper in a small amount of boiling water about 8 minutes or until broccoli is crisp-tender; drain and return to pot. Cover and keep warm, resting pot over turned-off heating element on stove. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook until onion is tender. Stir in cornstarch. Add orange juice and mustard. Cook and stir until mixture has thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 more minutes. Remove vegetables to warm plate, pour sauce over the broccoli and peppers; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Kay B. Schriefer, Moline



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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