After more than a year since her death, my brother and I went through Mother's recipe books. She had used Sexton "Daily Diaries," a common, thick book with wide lines I remember specifically from the 50s and 60s. I'm not sure of the date of the one I brought home because the cover is missing, as if January 1 and 2. But January 3 was a Saturday, so quite possibly from 1959.
Her first recording was for Spoon Bread, a staple in the South.
Enjoy; Betty was a "real good cook!"
1 cup corn meal
2 tbs. butter
1 pint water
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup cold milk
Stir corn meal into salted boiling water. Stir 1 minute and remove from heat. Add eggs and beat in cold milk. Beat again and pour into hot buttered baking dish. Bake 25 minutes at 450.