Oatmeal Date Squares (Gran)

Combine:

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour (sifted)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1-1/2 cups uncooked quick rolled oats

1-1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Add:

1 cup melted butter. Mix well.

Press 1/2 of crumb mixture into 12x8x2 pan.

Spread date filling. Cover with remaining crumb mixture.

Bake at 350F for 30 minute. Cool in pan. Cut into squares.

Date Filling:

Mix 1 lb dates with 1 cup water. Simmer until soft. Mash. Add 1/2 cup sugar (not necessary) and juice of 1/2 lemon.