My dad hates “mush” of any type, sweet or savory. Puddings, hot cereals–anything–but I always loved them! Both my girls love puddings (rice, tapioca, chocolate, etc.) and hot cereals but only my eldest loves cornmeal mush! It makes a good filling breakfast and is much more frugal than those prepackaged instant oatmeal packages.
Sometimes I make a double batch the night before and chill it in a loaf pan, then slice it and fry it up the next morning for breakfast. Both girls will eat it that way.
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 4 cups water, divided
- 1 tsp salt
- Mix the cup of cornmeal with a cup of water in a bowl and let sit while you bring the other 3 cups of water and the salt to boil. (This keeps the meal from getting lumpy when you cook it.) Stir the moistened cornmeal into the boiling water and simmer, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes. Serve in a bowl with your sweeteners of choice. We prefer maple syrup but brown sugar works too.
- If you have any leftovers, you can fry it up the next morning in a bit of butter.