Matrimonial Cake (date Bars)
Cut up dates (about 1 lb)
Make date filling, see below.
heat oven to 400.
cream butter and sugar.
mix flour, soda, salt, add to butter and sugar.
Mix in rolled oats.
Flatten half of mixture into 13x9x2 inch greased pan.
Spread with cooled date filling, top with remaining crumb mixture.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes, cut into bars.
mix dates, sugar, and water in saucepan.
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thickened.
cool (need not be really cool, just not scalding hot).