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4th of July Food Including Cooky Recipe Number 10: Date Bars

Saturday, July 07, 2012

We had my brother and some friends over for the holiday. I made some chili. Browned the meat and onions on the stove and then threw everything in the slow cooker to cook the rest of the way....rave reviews :-)

We also had some garlic hummus with cucumbers, pita chips, falafel chips and some pringles. Some options healthier than others but you have to have some variety:

The guys had some Trader Joe's jalapeno chicken sausages but the chili was enough for me.
And for dessert, the cookies :-)

We spent most of the afternoon watching a Wheeler Dealers marathon on the Velocity channel. A nice day, but weird to have one off in the middle of the week. Messed with my head. Thursday was hard to get back to work.
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WENDYSPARKS 7/12/2012 3:41PM

    Food looks yummy!!

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LETSSTARTWITH10 7/11/2012 1:04PM

    That chili looks divine! I never thought to add corn to my chili!! Yummy!

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 7/10/2012 8:51PM

    YUM! Oh that chili looks good! Now that I'm out of boxes, you've reminded me to break out the slow cooker :) emoticon

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KKINNEA 7/10/2012 4:22PM

    Looks tasty to me!

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WONDERWOMAN 7/10/2012 4:14PM

    As always, it all looks yummy! I know what you mean about the middle-of-the week holiday. Even being retired, I was off kilter.

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SOKKERNUT 7/10/2012 9:27AM

    Oh my gosh I wanted to come through computer to eat this food! And I already had breakfast BUT it looks ohhhhh soooo good! You cracked me up on the variety part!

I hear ya about having off middle of week. My husband's office worked on July 4th and they gave them Friday off instead, I would so much have preferred that! emoticon

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JANETRIS 7/9/2012 10:59PM

    MMMM I love chili....so many options and ways to make it! I LOVE the bars too! Darnnit I better go to bed now before I raid the fridge!! emoticon

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 7/9/2012 2:27PM

    Yum yum yum! I haven't made a chili in a while...but that pic has me craving some!

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JULESRULES78 7/9/2012 1:35PM

    Falafel chips? Great idea! Did you make them or get them somewhere?

The cookies look so gooey and yummy emoticon and chili sounds delicious right now. I just cooked up some kidney beans so tonight is the night.

I know what you mean about how weird a mid-week holiday was. Just to avoid confusion, I took Thursday and Friday off.

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RUN_KAY_RUN 7/9/2012 8:53AM

    wow this all looks SO good! :D

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LUCKYDOGFARM 7/9/2012 12:21AM

    food looks GREAT. especially the cookies. i love making bar cookies. ya know, even though i dont have a job to go to, the holiday messed with my head too. i kept thinking that thursday was sunday.
Hope You Have A Wonderful Week!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 7/8/2012 11:01AM

    It all looks tasty! I never think to add corn to my chili...will try to remember that next time.

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/8/2012 9:38AM

    As usual, your cooking looks delish.

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INIT2LIVEIT 7/8/2012 4:03AM

    Glad you had a nice day with family and friends. The food all looks yummy, although I don't think I would have tried the falafel chips, chickpeas are too hard on my tummy, one tsp of hummus is all I can bare.
The cookies look like oat and raisin with the dates...?
At least it broke up the week. then it was the weekend- YAY!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 7/7/2012 11:20PM

    It all looks and sounds fantastic. I haven't had falafel chips before. I bet I'd love them. Have you had Sunshine Falafel Patties? I found them in the frozen section of the co-op. I usually don't bother with frozen versions of stuff can easily get fresh for lunch, but they're really good, even in salads.
Hope your weekend is getting your head back right.

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BUTEAFULL 7/7/2012 9:40PM

    interesting mix of foods, I like it

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 7/7/2012 2:00PM

    It was weird having it in the middle of the week.

Oooh everything looks so good and fresh, yummy yummy for my tummy!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 7/7/2012 12:45PM

    Sounds yummy (but doesn't look like Texas chili -- when you visit, don't tell 'em about all the veggies. LOL!) I'm partial myself to vegetarian chili -- black beans, tomatoes and lots of fresh hot chilis (like serrano) and smoked chile powder (from chipotle peppers). It ends up being pretty hot.
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JLITT62 7/7/2012 10:38AM

    That's pretty much how I make chili! But mi e's veggie do I just throw it all in the slow cooker.

The bars look divine. I actually really love dates - might be the one thing I wouldn't add chocolate to. But you never know . . .

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