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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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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