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Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter
1 onion, quartered
6 ribs celery, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1/2 cup pimiento-stuffed olives
1/2 cup flour
1-1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup water
2 cups whole milk

Instructions

Cook butter, onion and celery for five minutes over low heat. Cool and turn into a blender container with olives, flour, water, salt and pepper. Blend until all is chopped fine. Turn into a three quart saucepan and add water and milk. Simmer covered over low heat until smooth and thick stirring frequently. Do not burn on bottom of pan. Serve warm. Serves four.

Gaycha Mayhew
Davenport



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