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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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  • v WENDYSPARKS
    Food looks yummy!!

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    1474 days ago
  • v LETSSTARTWITH10
    That chili looks divine! I never thought to add corn to my chili!! Yummy!

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    1475 days ago
  • v YOUNGNSMYLIE
    YUM! Oh that chili looks good! Now that I'm out of boxes, you've reminded me to break out the slow cooker :) emoticon
    1476 days ago
  • v KKINNEA
    Looks tasty to me!
    1476 days ago
  • v WONDERWOMAN
    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.
    1476 days ago
  • v SOKKERNUT
    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
    1477 days ago
  • v JANETRIS
    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
    1477 days ago
  • v BEFIT_WITHGUSTO
    Yum yum yum! I haven't made a chili in a while...but that pic has me craving some!
    1477 days ago
  • v JULESRULES78
    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.
    1477 days ago
  • v RUN_KAY_RUN
    wow this all looks SO good! :D
    1478 days ago
  • v LUCKYDOGFARM
    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!
    1478 days ago
  • v HEALTHYCOCONUT
    It all looks tasty! I never think to add corn to my chili...will try to remember that next time.
    1478 days ago
  • v SLIMMERJESSE
    As usual, your cooking looks delish.
    1479 days ago
  • v INIT2LIVEIT
    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!
    1479 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/8/2012 4:06:14 AM
  • v 2WHEELEDSHARON
    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.
    1479 days ago
  • v BUTEAFULL
    interesting mix of foods, I like it
    1479 days ago
  • v GLAMNGLOWDIVA
    It was weird having it in the middle of the week.

    Oooh everything looks so good and fresh, yummy yummy for my tummy!
    1479 days ago
  • v LIVE2RUN4LIFE
    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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    1479 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/7/2012 12:46:48 PM
  • v JLITT62
    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 . . .
    1480 days ago
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