1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 1/2 cups boiling water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound American Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Make a mush of the cornmeal by stirring it gradually into rapidly boiling salted water and stirring constantly until the mush leaves sides of saucepan.
Pour into a shallow pan. Refrigerate.
When cold, cut into small squares.
Melt cheese in top of double boiler.
Add milk gradually, stirring constantly to blend.
Arrange layers of mush and cheese mixture in a buttered baking dish and sprinkle with paprika.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned on top.