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Chocolate Oatmeal Bars

Believe it or not, this weekend marks the official “last free weekend” before school starts next week.

Which, speaking veraciously, still astounds me.

But I can’t deny that summer is just about over for us. I mean, the calendar clearly states the obvious.  And the unequivocal fact is that the posse’s textbooks were delivered to the doorstep yesterday. A 38.6 pound box, to be precise.

Heavier than Daisy but lighter than a Rottweiler.

Which reminds me…..I had the funniest dream last night. I came home from work to find 5 French Bulldog puppies in my tub – asking for a bath because their paws were dirty from running around outside.

First of all, how did they get into the jacuzzi tub?

And second of all, when did they learn to speak English?

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One Year Ago: Sabrina’s Back to School Chewy Granola Bars

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars – adapted from half baked harvest

2 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup canola oil
2 eggs
1 tbs. vanilla
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (dark, bittersweet, semi sweet – your choice)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish or line with foil.
In a large mixing bowl, add the oatmeal, both flours, brown sugar, baking soda, oil, eggs and vanilla and beat until combined and the dough holds together. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Turn the batter out into prepared pan, pushing the dough evenly into pan.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes, do not over bake. Allow bars to cool in pan for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving

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