ABCDE:A Bacon+Cheese+Dates Euphoria

 - Half a pound of medjol dates
 - A large package with thin strips of bacon (2 or 3 pounds)
 - 1 package with brie cheese (about 6 ounces, and you may have leftovers after)

 - Cut the dates on one side, and remove the kernels.  Don't cut too much - we'll stuff the dates with cheese, which will melt during cooking, and we don't want this melted cheese to freely escape the dates and spread all around the pan (and burn).
 - Cut each bacon slice such that it can is sufficient to go around a date, and a bit extra (to stick together).  It ended up being about 2/3 of the bacon strips' length for the dates I used.
 - Pan fry the smaller pieces of bacon.  When ready, let them rest on a paper towel for a few minutes - it will absorb some of the fat.  Then break them into smaller pieces.
 - Cut out pieces of brie, mix them with the bacon pieces, and use the mix to stuff the dates.
 - Wrap the stuffed dates in the longer strips of bacon (one string per date).  Start and end the bacon over the whole in the date where we stuffed the cheese.
 - Place the bacon-wrapped dates in a baking pan, with the cheese mix facing up.  We'll try to avoid the cheese melting and falling out.
 - Preheat the over to 450. When ready, place the baking pan in. Let the stuffed dates cook for about 20-25 minutes (remove from the oven when the bacon is ready).
 - Serve warm.

 - Some fresh greens can add beautiful color to this dish.  I served the recipe over a bed of fresh mint leaves.