In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Food for the Soul (and the Stomach).” Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, Mac & Cheese, & Cornbread… it doesn’t get better than that. There is much prep in cleaning and cutting collards but around the table while and in the kitchen there is so much good gossip going on. You get an update on how your whole family is doing, good and bad. Well maybe more bad than good. In fact if your the topic of the day then your mom is probably telling everyone about your latest fiasco or what you did that’s going to “put her in an early grave.” Growing up somewhere between Miami and Jackson, MS. This scene never changed the recipes stayed the same exactly that same as my Grandmother’s. Everyone is expected to eat no excuses, or you will the topic of the next family dinner.