I was introduced to mush (or as we called it "moosh") as a child by my Mexican grandfather. Mush is normally a breakfast food, but not with grandpa. He whipped it up for us three girls for dinner whenever he babysat us and we loved it.
Recently, when I was reading the 3-year-old this book...
...I was reminded of mush, as it is one of the items bid good night in the book. I fondly remembered the days of my childhood, over 25 years ago, when my sisters and I would visit my grandparents and shout for joy once he announced we would be having "moosh" for dinner. As I thought back on these times, I realized that this was a food I needed to introduce my own children to. I googled a recipe, found one at Hillbilly Housewife, and, like my grandfather before me, whipped up a batch for dinner, not breakfast.
In case you aren't familiar with mush, many people like to eat it just like you would oatmeal, with a pat of butter, milk, a teapsoon of sugar and cinnamon. The final product is much like cream of wheat, in taste and texture and it is delicious! For a good old-fashioned treat, try it!
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup cold tap water
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups hot tap water
In a small bowl, combine the cornmeal and cold tap water. Meanwhile, in a 2 quart pan, combine the salt and hot water. Bring it to a boil over high heat. While the water is heating, add the cornmeal mixed with the cold water. Combining the cornmeal with cool water before adding it to the boiling water keeps the cornmeal from lumping up when it hits the hot water. When the water and cornmeal boil, reduce the heat to low. Allow the mush to simmer for about 10 minutes, or until it is nicely thickened.
Note: Sometimes, when the mush begins to boil, large, volcano-like bubbles form and splatter uncontrollably. For this reason, it is wise to have the pot lid ready to cover the mush in order to prevent minor burns. On that note....enjoy!
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