I’ll Be the Male Lead’s Sister-in-Law - Chapter 123
Translated by ShainaG Translations
Xie Xuanji felt rather frustrated as he paced around, but after all, he’s good at hiding his emotions, and quickly suppressed it.
Xiang Nanchun, along with the maids, filled the table with luxurious dishes. With King Jin and Princess Jin’s sudden addition, the kitchen was in a rush to prepare a variety of dishes. Mu Mingtang didn’t pay much attention to their side of the table. She had already prepared Xie Xuanchen’s meal in advance. There were tofu-based dishes such as steamed tofu with lotus petals and pan-fried tofu, nourishing meats such as lamb and venison, as well as seasonal vegetables, pork bone soup, milk-based soup and many more, these dishes were all very nourishing for the body. Mu Mingtang asked the maid to get her a bowl of milk-based soup, she then gave Xie Xuanchen a piece of tofu: “I know you don’t like to eat green onions, this time I asked them to fry the tofu with wine.”
Fried tofu with wine? Xie Xuanji had never heard of this way of cooking, and couldn’t help but look at that tofu dish. Xie Xuanchen took a bite and nodded: “It’s very good. It still has that subtle fragrant taste of wine, without destroying the softness of the tofu. Which cook came up with this?”
“I did!” Mu Mingtang’s tone seemed slanderous, but also scornful, she gave a few more pieces to Xie Xuanchen, “You’re not willing to eat tofu, so I have to come up with creative ideas and create new ways to cook tofu. If you’re still as picky, the cooks will really just quit their job.”
Jiang Mingwei heard this and looked at the vast amount of dishes in front of her, each with its own uniqueness in terms of color and fragrance, her mood shifted. Jiang Mingwei never put much emphasis on Mu Mingtang before this. To her, a girl from a small village, how would she know much about housekeeping and their lifestyle? There was so much to explore in this big city. Jiang Mingwei had grown up in this bustling capital for many years, so she naturally had a sense of superiority. Jiang Mingwei’s lifestyle was the most luxurious, how could she be compared to Mu Mingtang, a country girl like her?
But now that she was forced to have breakfast in the An Mansion, Jiang Mingwei began to doubt herself. The dishes in front of her, lots of variety and they tasted great as well as being visually pleasing. Most importantly, each of these dishes are nourishing for the body. If it was just some ordinary pastries and soups, Jiang Mingwei could persuade herself that it was because of An Mansion cook’s skills. Mu Mingtang only needed to sit back and take the praise, but looking at the healthy and light dishes on the table, it was obvious that they were specially arranged.
Since it was a sudden decision of them to stay back and have breakfast, Mu Mingtang couldn’t prepare it in advance. That is to say, Mu Mingtang always arranged for a variety of different dishes every day?
Impossible, Jiang Mingwei was doubtful, Mu Mingtang must be lying.
Jiang Mingwei doubted her ability. Xie Xuanji watched coldly as Mu Mingtang got some vegetables for Xie Xuanchen, and felt that Mu Mingtang had gone too far in terms of Xie Xuanchen’s diet. Regardless of Xie Xuanchen’s current state of illness, in fact, he could break the corner of the table and bend iron effortlessly. Even if a tiger was sick, it wouldn’t change its beastly nature.
Handling such a person, did Mu Mingtang have to go to such an extent, cooling down his glass of water and feeding him a piece of tofu?
Xie Xuanji couldn’t bear this sight any longer, so he put down his chopsticks. Hearing this noise, Mu Mingtang finally glanced at them distractedly: “King Jin and Princess Jin, please help yourself, we’re a family, so I won’t be serving you guys.”
“Of course not, my elder brother’s health is of the utmost importance, just be yourself.” Xie Xuanji said with a smile. After he said that, he watched as Mu Mingtang immediately retracted her attention from him, wholeheartedly, treating the most ferocious and lethal person there, as if he was a fragile porcelain doll.
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