Sometimes, instead of the Cream of Wheat Cereal
I used Instant Grits, or Plain Yellow Corn Meal (with the water and eggs, and a tad of salt)
I spread it out and put a spoonful of meat on it and then spread out the meat and cover with another layer of the outside, and then roll it in a raw corn shuck and steam them in a crock pot. (makes tamales) serve with salsa, sour cream, green onions sliced real thin (across) and cover with shredded cheese. uhmmm 5 stars.