Chapter 99: Dumplings

Village Chief Li waved his hand: “Don’t thank me, I am the village chief of the Huangtou Village. These affairs are what I do. I should thank you instead.”

Bai Zhi let Hu Changlin and Hu Feng go back first, then the two of them followed Village Chief Li.

Zhao Lan is a daughter-in-law in this village, Bai Zhi is a daughter. So, it was reasonable to give them a place in Huangtou Village under such situation. Originally, Village Chief Li doesn’t have much hope. However, unexpectedly, things went smoothly, so he was very happy.

There was an open space next to the old banyan tree, not far from Hu Changlin’s house and just right at the center of the village. Zhao Lan and Bai Zhi only consisted of two people, they don’t need a large place to live. And if the two of them lived on the west side, it will be very convenient for two lonely women.

When Bai Zhi saw the lot, she began formulating a floor plan. Although the area was not large, if she built a two-story house, it will be very comfortable. She can even use the rest as a small farm place, which she was dreaming of.

After they check the place, Bai Zhi invited Village Chief Li to eat with them, in the Hu Family’s house. However, Village Chief Li refused: “I’ve just eaten. I’ll let you eat more. Besides, if I go and eat with you, the villagers might gossip about it, saying that I am taking a bribe, which is bad.” 

Bai Zhi didn’t insist, she still has a lot of opportunities in the future to repay Village Chief Li, so she didn’t hurry this time.

After sending away Village Chief Li, Bai Zhi took Zhao Lan back to Hu Family house.

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Hu Changlin and Zhao Lan’s hands were broken, it’s very inconvenient for them to work. So the dinner was naturally done by Bai Zhi and Hu Feng.

Hu Feng washed the dishes, when he turned back, he saw Bai Zhi holding a rolling pin that quickly flattens the circle dough. The flatten dough was shaped in the same size as if it was drawn in advance.

Seeing him standing stupidly, Bai Zhi pointed her finger to the dumpling’s toppings in the big bowl and said: “Help me wrapped them up.”

“No.” Hu Feng simple replied.

However, Bai Zhi put down the rolling pin, picked up a dough, and then picked up a small part of the toppings from the bowl and gave it to him.

The dumplings looked very cute, it has a round belly and a white coat.

Hu Feng tried it, but he didn’t succeed. He tried it again but also didn’t succeed.

Hu Feng couldn’t help but be annoyed. It looks very simple, so how can it be so difficult?

Bai Zhi grabbed Hu Feng’s hand, then she held his finger, and taught him how to pinch it. “Don’t put too much force, control yourself. Do it softly and slowly, see, it’s done, right?” Bai Zhi looked up and smile brightly. Her eyes seemed to overflow with stars.

“You try it again.” Bai Zhi let go of Hu Feng’s hand and continued flatting the dough.

When Bai Zhi’s palm left Hu Feng’s hands, Hu Feng was a bit lost in his heart. He couldn’t tell what it was.

Although Hu Feng just learned, he was able to do a good job under Bai Zhi’s teaching. His wrapping skill became better and better.

After the dumplings were finished, Bai Zhi let Hu Feng start the fire. Then, she quickly cut the other ingredients for other dishes.

Soon, a chili stir-fried meat strips, braised fish, stewed eggplant and corn soup with ribs were cooked in the stove to the yard.  And it began emitting a tempting fragrance.

When Bai Zhi was frying the vegetables, Hu Feng smelled the fragrance of the food while burning the fire. He doesn’t know how long his stomach undergo a humane torture. He was not hungry, but when he smelled the food that Bai Zhi made, he felt like he didn’t eat for 800 years. His stomach keeps growling.


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9 Replies to “Chapter 99: Dumplings”

  1. Why do i feel that when hu feng got his memories back he will go away and bai zhi will suddenly receive an engagement letter from a general’s house not knowing who she engage to.
    Btw tnx for the chap!!! Hoping for more 😘

    1. Rember in the town, when hu feng thought that the picture of the emperor and the empress seemed similar? That engagement letter will not come from a generals house but from the imperial family

    1. It’s either Bai Zhi (remember the jade) is the missing princess and Hu Feng is the missing general or Bai Zhi is the missing di daughter of a general and Hu Feng is the prince.

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