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. P,ge Fourteen N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, January 31, 2013 CLASSIFIEDS ALL classified advertising is 20 cents a word with a $3.50 minimum AND payable in advance of publication. Bring your ad to the office and pay for the ad at that time. We reserve the right to accept or refuse any or all advertising. Publisher reserves the right to cancel any advertisement at any time. "Happy Ads" and "Thank Yous" are $2. DEADLINE IS NOON ON FRIDAY! announcements Norwalk Food Pantry, lo- cated at New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda . Dr., is open every Wednes- day from 5 to 7 p.m. for lo- cal residents. employment Pianist/Worship Leader New Life Lutheran Church, Norwalk, has an opening for a part-time pianist/wor- ship leader. Worship at New Life is both liturgical and contemporary, rooted in tradition and open to in- novation. The Worship Leader plays for weekend times of worship, plus a full schedule of Lenten and Holy Week services. Other responsibilities include curating worship and prac- ticing with a praise team. The successful candidate will be an accomplished and skilled accompanist/ pianist who is comfortable with not only traditional/ classical music, but vari- ous contemporary styles as well. The salaried posi- tion is approximately 10 to 12 hours per week and the pay is commensurate with a candidate's training and experience. Applications, including a resume, should be sent to" New Life Lutheran Church, 4380 Wakonda Dr., Norwalk, IA 50211. For more informa- -tion, see www.newlife norwalk.org. .................................. house for sale or lease 4696 Wakonda Drive, com- pletely updated 3-4 BR, 1 1/2 bath home near Lake- wood Elementary. New roof and windows, garage with shop, fenced yard, garden, same owner since 1979. $129,900, call 515- 314-4798. .................................. for lease Office space for lease. 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Jarred pasta sauce can be one of the most versatile sta- ples of a well-stocked kitchen, used in a wide variety of ways to make the job of the home chef a little easier and the results a lot more rewarding. Here are some tips: Always keep jars ofhigh- qdity pasta sauco in tbe cup- board. With freshly chopped onion and carrots, a few fresh herbs and a protein such as chicken or beef, you can have a hearty homemade chicken cacciatore or savory Italian beefbraise on your table fast. Combine jarred pasta sauce with water or broth.Add a drained can of ?mn white beans, your choice of fresh, seasonal vegetables and a handful of uncooked pasta, heat gently and serve with fresh grated Parmese You've just created delicious, meat- less minestrone. For best results, check the label. Look for fresh and natural ingredients and no preservatives. For a quick Bolognese, add one pound of ground beef, veal, turkey, pork or chicken, sauced in a bit of extra-vir- gin olive oil until cooked, to one jar of pasta sauce. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes and serve with the pasta of your TIpI TO Help YOU choice and crusty garlic bread. The best tomatoes for sauce are Italian plum toma- toes. Simple and dant Napa Valley Bistro Marinara Sauces are made with toma- toes imported from the San Marzano region of Italy. Napa Valley Bistro robust, flail-fla- vored, classic sauces are made with vine-ripened plum toma- toes from California. The sun- ripened tomatoes contain plenty of the anti-oxidant lycopene and vitamin C. These sauces are com- plete recipes ready to enjoy right out of the jar. But when you're feeling adventurous and have a little more time to spare, they make an excel- lent base for all your culinary creations, adding a layer of richness and flavor that plain canned tomatoes can't deliver. Made with heart-healthy extra-virgin olive oil, Napa Valley Bistro Sauces are the only sauces with Napa Valley wine added. You may care to try them in recipes like" this: Easy Napa Valley Bistro Braised-Beef Short Ribs (Serves 6-8) 4 lbs. beef short ribs V, c. Mezzetta Extra-Virgin Italian Olive Oil I jar Napa Valley Bistro Porcini & PortabeHa Mushroom sauce . 1 t. Mezzetta Crushed Garlic 2 c. beef broth V, c. red wine 1 bay leaf 1 sprig rosemary % yellow onion, roughly chopped 1/= cup celery V, cup carrots Minced fresh parsley Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Preheat the oven to 350* F. Place the olive oil in a pan over medium- high heat, season the short ribs with salt and pepper and brown all sides. Place the short ribs into a deep baking dish and cover with all of the remaining ingredients. Cover tightly with alu- minum foil and cook for 3-4 hours, until the meat is tender and falling off of the bone. Skim fat off top or refrigerate, cov- ered, overnight, and remove fat before gently reheating and serving. To serve, place the meat on a platter, whisk the sauce and spoon on top. Garnish with minced fresh parsley and serve with rice, potatoes, pasta or polentL Score A Big Hit With Game Day Sandwiches (NAPS)--No matter what team you root for, game day can be an excellent reason to host a get-together. Whether watching the game at home or tailgating in the stadium parking lot, one of the most important elmnents is the foo An easy-to-use ingredient that amps up any game day menu is the Hass avocado. It is available year-round and can be identified by its dark, pebbly skin that generally turns from green to purplish- black when ripe. While it serves as the main ingredi- ent in guacamole, its creamy texture also can be a great topping for just-greed meats, sandwiches, salads and more. To inspire sports fans to cre- ate a quick and delicious game day meal, Curtis Stone, host of TLC's "Take Home Chef' and author of=Rdaxed Ccokmg with Curtis Stone: Recipes to Put You in My Favorite Mood," is sharing his redpe for"Grilled Bacon and Buffalo Mozzarella Sandwiches with Hass Avccado." "When you are getting together with your friends for the game, you want to create good food that doesn't keep you away from the action all day," says Stone. "That's why I love working with Haas avo- cados; you can quickly dice them up and incorporate them into a variety of dishes to add a great flavor and texture." Grilled Bacon and Buffalo Mozzarella Sandwiches with Haas Avocado Recipe created by chef Curtis Stone for the Hass Avocado Board Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Haas Avocado Pesto Ingredients 2 cloves garlic 1% bunches fresh basil leaves lh cup pine nuts, toasted % cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese buffalo mozzarella, torn into small pieces 8 slices bacon, cooked and broken in half With their creamy texture, avocados can be a delicious topping for Just-grilled meats, sandwiches, salads and more. % cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 ripe, fresh Hass avo- cado, peeled, seeded and scooped out* 1 tap. fresh lemon juice Salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Instructions 1. In a food processor, puree the garlic into a coarse paste. Add in the basil, pine nuts and cheese; mix until combined. 2. Slowly pour in the oil and add in the avocado and lemon juice until com- bined. The pesto should be smooth but have a thick consistency. Season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste; set aside. Grilled Bacon and Burro Mozzarella Sandwiches with Hass Avocado Ingredients 4 (3-inch) square sections of a ciabatta loaf, cut in half lengthwise Extra-virgin olive oil, for grilling Has s Avocado Pesto (see make-ahead recipe above) 1 ripe, fresh Hass avo- cado, peeled, seeded, quartered and cut into VMnch slices* 1 tap. fresh lemon juice Salt, to taste Fresh ground black pepper, to taste 1 large, vine-ripened tomato, cored and cut into %-inch slices 1 (8-oz.) ball of fresh Instructions 1. Brush the outside of each piece of bread ghtty with the oil, and lay the bread out with each half facing up. 2. Divide the Hass Avocado Pesto between the slices of bread and spread evenly. 3.In a shallow bowl, dress the avocado with lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. 4. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper to taste. 5. On the bottom half of each slice of bread, place even amounts of half of the mozzarella, tomato, avocado and bacon; and then place the remaining mozzarella on top of the bacon. 6. Place the tops of the bread onto the sand- wiches and press firmly. 7. Place a sandwich in a preheated sandwich press. 8. Cook until the bread is toasted golden brown and the  has melted, about 7 to 8 minutes. 9. Repeat with remain- ing sandwiches. 10. Cut the griIled sand- wiches in half, arrange on a platter and serve immediately. *Large avocados are rec- ommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly. Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 820; Total Fat 59 g (Sat 15 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 7.9g, Mono 27.8g); Cholesterol 55 rag; Total Carbohydrates 46 g; Dietary Fiber 8 g; Protein 29 g For more game day recipes, visit the Hass Avocado Board Web site at www.avocadocentral.com.