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Company Seafood Casserole

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Ingredients

1/4 cup salt-free butter
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
4 teaspoons chopped parsley
3-1/2 cups (1 pound plus 12 ounce can) canned tomatoes, divided
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup light cream
2 tablespoons low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup dry sherry (optional-apple juice can be a good replacement)
4 cups shrimp, lobster or crab (we use a combination of all three)
1 pound fresh mushrooms, sauteed in a tablespoon of good olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste, if desired
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
Rice, prepared

Instructions

Grease a 2-quart casserole. Melt 2 tablespoons of the unsalted butter, do not burn or scorch. Add garlic powder, parsley and 3 cups of the tomatoes. Cook mixture 5 minutes. Mix flour with remaining 1/2 cup tomatoes,to form a smooth paste. Add to garlic/parsley/tomato mixture and cook an additional 2 minutes longer. Add light cream to mixture, mix well, then add Worcestershire sauce and dry sherry (or apple juice). Blend mixture well, cook 5 minutes. Then add seafood and sauteed mushrooms, salt and pepper if desired. Pour directly into greased 2-quart casserole, sprinkle with dry bread crumbs, dot with remaining butter. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Serve with prepared rice, if desired

Kay 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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