"When I'm at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there's a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who's struggling mightily with a fork."--Rick Budinich
1 c. boiling water 1 c. chopped dates 1 tsp. soda 1 c. sugar 1/2 c. shortening 2 eggs 1 1/2 c. flour Pinch salt
Pour boiling water over chopped dates, cool. Mix remaining ingredients. Place in greased pan. Put on top: 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/2 c. chocolate chips, 1/4 c. chopped nuts. Bake 350º for 30 to 35 minutes.
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