“Prince Hao’s clothes must be washed in a golden basin. Does the County Government Office have one?”


Lord County Magistrate sighed. “There is no golden basin in this estate, only a silver one. What should we do?”


“Order someone to bring the silver basin over.” It’s fine as long as it is not an ordinary wooden basin. This place isn’t the imperial palace, so I guess we should just put up with it a little.


“Prince Hao won’t reproach us?” Lord County Magistrate asked in puzzlement.


Su Xi-er smiled. “He probably won’t. However, the silver basin must be immaculate.”


Lord County Magistrate nodded before he personally went to bring a silver basin over.


Similar to what she previously did in the Laundry Service Bureau, Su Xi-er drew the well water and washed the clothes many times before hanging them up to dry.


There was no gilded bamboo pole or silver bamboo pole. Thus, Su Xi-er settled for the cleanest one. 


Many maidservants saw Su Xi-er washing the clothes and lamented inwardly. It’s really not easy to serve Prince Hao.


At this moment, the rough voice of an imperial guard sounded. “Prepare for the meal!”


All the maidservants ran to the dining hall.


Su Xi-er remained at her original spot and pondered for a while before she went to the kitchen. It should also be time for Pei Qianhao’s meal.


“Madam Cook, where is Prince Hao’s dinner?”


The female cook sized Su Xi-er up carefully. It’s a fine beauty. Her skin, eyes, and figure… I have yet to see someone so beautiful. She was distracted as she stared blankly.


Su Xi-er repeated her question. “Where is Prince Hao’s dinner?”


The female cook returned to her senses. “You are the maidservant serving Prince Hao right?”


Su Xi-er nodded. The female cook pointed at the ingredients in the cupboard. “Prince Hao instructed that his dinner would be prepared by his maidservant.”


What! He made me wash his clothes, and now he’s making me cook for him.


Although I have some rudimentary skills, my cooking definitely can’t compare to this female cook, much less the cooks in the imperial palace.


“You should quickly get to it. Prince Hao instructed that just three dishes would suffice, and that his maidservant would know what to cook.”


Su Xi-er didn’t know how she should reply, so she could only nod. How would I know what he likes to eat!


She went to inspect the many ingredients inside the cupboard. I guess I should pick some simple ones.


When the female cook saw Su Xi-er taking out onions, she was taken aback. So Prince Hao actually likes to eat onions. Afterwards, she carefully watched the whole process of Su Xi-er cooking.


The female cook was extremely surprised by Prince Hao’s tastes. Seeing as to how there are eggs in every dish, he must like to eat eggs a lot...


After finishing the three dishes, Su Xi-er scooped a large serving of rice into a bowl and placed it onto a tray with the rest of the food. She then headed towards Prince Hao’s room.


When Su Xi-er entered the room, there was no one inside. She placed the three dishes and the bowl of rice on the table while she stood to one side, waiting for a certain man to come.


Soon, steady and powerful footsteps could be heard from outside. Su Xi-er knew that he had arrived.


Pei Qianhao walked into the room and briefly swept his gaze over the three dishes. “Every dish has eggs added in it. Do you feel that this prince’s body is weak?”


Eggs are a nutritional supplement. She wouldn’t add them to every dish if she didn’t think that my body is weak.


“Replying to Prince Hao, this servant only knows how to cook dishes related to eggs.”


Pei Qianhao stopped before her and raised her chin, looking at her jocosely. “Women in their postpartum confinement often eat these three dishes. Are you certain that these were cooked for this prince’s consumption?”


“Prince Hao, how do you know what dishes women eat in postpartum confinement?”


Pei Qianhao chuckled. “This prince doesn’t know specifically which dishes, but this prince knows that women in postpartum confinement must eat eggs and wood ear[1].”


“Prince Hao, if you don’t like to eat them, this servant will remove the dishes and instruct the female cook to make some that you like to eat.” She then turned her head and broke away from Pei Qianhao’s grasp.

1. A common type of black fungus.

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Rakumon Corner:

LOL the female cook is analysing too much