A comb and a brush and a bowlful of mush
Red Chief must remember our Poky Little Puppy dessert week, because yesterday he requested "a bowlful of mush", referring to one of his newest favorite books, Goodnight Moon. He told me, "It's so yummy, mommy," even though he'd never had it before.
This morning I whipped up a batch of cornmeal mush for breakfast. I used to make this often when we were on our $25-a-week grocery budget.
2 cups water, divided
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/8 teaspoon salt
Bring 1 1/2 cups water and salt to a boil. Mix the cornmeal and remaining 1/2 cup of water in a small bowl. Reduce heat and add cornmeal mixture very slowly to boiling water, stirring constantly. If it looks lumpy, use a whisk. Cook until thick, just a minute or two. Serve with honey, brown sugar, or molasses, and milk if you like. Serves 2.