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Orange-Sauced Broccoli and Peppers

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Ingredients

1 medium red or yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch squares
1 cup water
1 pound fresh or frozen broccoli spears
1 small onion, cut into small pieces
1/2 tablespoon margarine
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
2/3 cups orange juice
2 teaspoons Dijon-style mustard

Instructions

In medium saucepan, heat 1 cup of water to boiling. Add the broccoli and pepper. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender when pierced with a fork. While the vegetables are cooking, melt margarine in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender. Stir in the cornstarch. Add the orange juice and mustard. Stir constantly until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Drain cooked broccoli and pepper; and put in a bowl. Spoon sauce over vegetables and serve to 4.

Joline Harvey
Davenport



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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.
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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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