Shen Feng Ming wore an ivory white brocade jacket with narrow sleeves and dark embroidered cloud pattern today.
Snow-white fox fur on both sides of the collar.
A wide band of the same color around his waist.
It perfectly outlined his figure.
Though it carried a sense of frigidness, he looked even more handsome.
“Gentleman Shen.” Jiang Yun Zhu's eyes were unconsciously attracted to him.
Shen Feng Ming's gaze stayed on her lips for a moment longer.
The weather had been cold and dry these past few days.
Jiang Yun Zhu's lips had been coated with a light layer of lip balm.
It made her red lips look even more rosy and tender.
He handed the rabbit in his hand to Jiang Yun Zhu, “I hunted it today.”
Jiang Yun Zhu took the rabbit and wondered if he had nothing to do recently and fell in love with hunting.
Otherwise, why would he bring back rabbits and pheasants every day? He even hunted back a white fox the day before yesterday.
“How about eating red-braised rabbit meat tonight?” She cheerfully asked.
Bunny was cute, but she truly liked to eat rabbit meat.
Red-braised rabbit, stir-fried diced rabbit, stewed rabbit meat with chestnut…
She had dozens of rabbit meat recipes.
Each of which was very tempting.
“Okay.” Shen Feng Ming's voice was clear.
Jiang Yun Zhu put the rabbit in the corner of the kitchen.
It wasn't time to make dinner yet.
She was going to make glutinous rice balls in fermented wine first.
The most labor-intensive part was making glutinous rice balls.
Jiang Yun Zhu took out a basin to prepare to knead the dough.
Glutinous rice flour? Glutinous rice flour? She looked up and down in the cabinet.
She remembered that she bought a small bag last time.
There should be some at home.
Suddenly she raised her eyes and saw a cloth bag on the top shelf of the cabinet.
Wasn't that the bag the glutinous rice flour was stored in?
She reached out to get it, but found that she couldn't reach it at all.
She withdrew her hand, planning to find a bench or something.
At this time, a hand stretched out from the side, grabbed the cloth bag, and placed it on the table.
It was Shen Feng Ming.
He entered the kitchen at some point.
“Thank you.” Jiang Yun Zhu said.
“No need.” Shen Feng Ming said.
The kitchen was narrow.
Because of getting the cloth bag just now, Shen Feng Ming was very close to Jiang Yun Zhu at this moment.
So close that Jiang Yun Zhu could smell the faint fragrance on his body.
Jiang Yun Zhu took a step back.
This distance was really too close.
“Gentleman Shen, quickly go out.
Don't get your clothes dirty.” She urged.
“Miss Jiang has been in the kitchen all day.
Your clothes aren’t dirty.” Shen Feng Ming said.
He stepped back two steps and stood at the door of the kitchen.
The Jiang Family's kitchen was kept very clean.
Jiang Yun Zhu was meticulous in her work.
So she seldom got her clothes dirty.
She liked to use the soap powder mixed with lemon, so she had a fresh smell of lemon mixed with soap.
After a little distance, Jiang Yun Zhu started scooping water and forming the dough.
Then she asked Shen Feng Ming, “Gentleman Shen seems to be idle recently?”
I'm done with the previous work.”
The two casually chatted a bit.
At this time, Jiang Yun Zhu had formed the dough.
It would take a while before continuing to the next step.
She raised her head, “Gentleman Shen…” “Miss Jiang, you don't have to be so polite.
Just call me by my name.” Shen Feng Ming said suddenly.
Jiang Yun Zhu’s head stopped halfway up and stared at his chest? Name? Call him what? Shen Jie Yu.
Or Shen Feng Ming?
“En.” She replied softly.
Before he could continue speaking, she said, “I'll leave this dough to sit for a while and go to the room to rest for a while.”
“Miss Jiang, do as you please.” Shen Feng Ming replied.
Jiang Yun Zhu returned to the room.
Shen Feng Ming stood there for a long time.
The next day the weather was fine.
Jiang Yun Zhu decided to put away those sausages.
After drying for so many days, it was ready to eat.
Because she wanted to add sausages to the takeaway menu, she stuffed a lot of sausages last time.
Excluding Yang Sheng's order, there were still about seventy or eighty sausages.
It should be enough to sell until the New Year.
Just as Jiang Yun Zhu was thinking, someone knocked on the door.
She got up to open it.
A man with thick eyebrows and big eyes.
Jiang Yun Zhu immediately recognized that he was the one who bought a lot of things from her to give as a gift last time.
Nie Xin stood there cautiously.
This time when he left the capital, the brothers from Qilin Guards pooled up a lot of money for him to help bring delicious food back.
But the Commander and Deputy Commander had been staying at this house.
He really didn't dare to come purchase.
After dragging so long, it was delayed until today.
According to what the deputy commander said, they might be returning to the capital in a few days.
If he didn't bring anything back, he would probably be blamed by his brothers.
So he could only bite the bullet and knock on the door of Jiang's house.
“Boss, my friends liked the food I bought from you last time.” Nie Xin said nervously.
“It’s great that they do.” Jiang Yun Zhu replied with a smile.
“Boss, do you have anything delicious here? I want to buy some.
That's right, to give to friends.” Nie Xin said.
What a coincidence.
“There are still some sausages left.
If you want something else, I could make it for you, as long as you aren’t in a hurry.” Jiang Yun Zhu told.
Nie Xin nodded with bright eyes.
Then he quickly shook his head and said, “Sausage are fine.
As for the rest, no need to bother Boss.”
The sausages were enough to report to his brothers.
As for the others…
They’ll understand how much pressure he had when buying food for them.
How can he make so many requests?
Jiang Yun Zhu felt that he was a little strange.
As if he wanted to but also didn't.
Still, it was the other’s choice.
“How many sausages do you want?” she asked.
“As much as you have.” Nie Xin finally gained confidence.
He was afraid that these sausages wouldn’t be enough for him to take back.
“There are about seventy-eighty.” If he was in a hurry, she would sell them to him first.
“Okay, I want it all.
“About three liang silver.
I'll help you pack it and calculate carefully while I’m at it.” Jiang Yun Zhu answered.
Nie Xin nodded repeatedly.
Jiang Yun Zhu asked him to wait in the courtyard, but he was determined not to come in.
It can’t be helped.
Jiang Yun Zhu could only go in, wrap up the sausages, and take it out for him.
There were seventy-eighty sausages.
Which was quite a pile.
Jiang Yun Zhu asked Jiang Lin for help before moving those sausages outside the door.
Outside the door, Nie Xin had already prepared a carriage there.
“One sausage costs thirty-five wens.
There were eighty-two pieces in total.
So two thousand eight hundred and seventy wens.” Jiang Yun Zhu wiped the fine sweat from her forehead and stated.
“Okay.” Nie Xin said as he easily put the sausages on the carriage.
Then he took out an ingot of silver and handed it to Jiang Yun Zhu.
Three liang silver.
“Wait, I'll find you one hundred and thirty wen change.”
Thank you boss.” Before Jiang Yun Zhu finished speaking, Nie Xin dropped this sentence and disappeared without a trace in the carriage.
He really appeared and left like a gust of wind.
Jiang Yun Zhu held the silver in her hand and sighed.
Then she went to ask Yang Sheng what he planned to do with those sausages.
Yang Sheng said that he would take it with him when he left.
Jiang Yun Zhu could hear his underlying meaning.
He might have to leave soon.
Back in her room, she had just sat for a while when Jiang Cheng came back from outside.
He gave Jiang Yun Zhu a money bag.
Inside was the three liang silver he earned.
He wanted to give it to Escort Head Li last time.
After what happened, Escort Head Li wouldn’t want the money anymore.
So he decided to give it to Jiang Yun Zhu.
“Father, you earn it yourself.
Keep it.” Jiang Yun Zhu didn't want it.
“Don't you want to go to the county to do business.
Besides, the capital spent on the mule and the cart was your money…” Jiang Cheng said.
“Okay, let's not talk about this.
However, this money must be given to you.
I will keep it when I make money next time.” Jiang Cheng said firmly.
Jiang Yun Zhu: Alright then, she will keep it for now.
What auspicious day today was? First she earned three liang.
Then she gained another three liang.
Adding up, it was six liang.
Jiang Yun Zhu recalled the matter of wanting to go to the county to do business.
Initially, it was only thoughts as she didn’t have the capital.
Now, she could plan carefully.
It was best to start the business at the beginning of next year.
THis way, it will be convenient for Jiang Lin and the others to go to school.
The shop she wants to rent in the county town will take at least 20 liang a year.
She needed to prepare Jiang Lin and Jiang Wu's tuition fees.
She now had six liang plus her original saving of five liang.
So, eleven liang.
From now until the new year, the takeaway could earn fifteen liang.
So, twenty-six liang.
There was still about fourteen liang short.
Where could she earn this money? Jiang Yun Zhu pondered about it.
Suddenly, she came up with an idea.
The people of the Xia Dynasty had the habit of visiting temple fairs from the fifth day to the fifteenth day of the new year.
Especially the Lantern Festival on the fifteenth.
Almost everyone went there.
Wasn't this a good chance to set up a stall to make money.
As for what to sell, there was no need to think about it.
When one was hungry, who could resist the aroma of grilled skewers!
Then there was the last question- whether to sell it in the county or in Lu Prefecture.
The county was close and easy to operate.
But the flow of people and the wealth of the people weren’t as good as Lu Prefecture.
Going to Lu Prefecture was a long and troublesome journey.
If it were someone else, they would definitely not consider going to Lu Prefecture.
After all, they weren’t familiar with the place.
But Jiang Yun Zhu was familiar.
She had lived in Lu Prefecture for seven years in her dream.
She was even more familiar with Lu Prefecture than she was with the county.
Going to the county town was safe, but she may not be able to earn that much money.
Going to Lu Prefecture was a challenge.
But high risks comes with high rewards.
Jiang Yun Zhu frowned in thought.
“What are you thinking about to have you so preoccupied?” Mrs.
Chen suddenly entered the room and remarked.
Jiang Yun Zhu smiled, “Nothing much.”
Chen walked up to her.
Her excitement couldn't be hidden as she asked, “Guess who I just met?”
“Who?” Jiang Yun Zhu went along with her.
“Auntie Feng's second daughter-in-law.” Mrs.
Jiang Yun Zhu raised her eyebrows.
Don’t they often see each other?
Of course, meeting her wouldn't make her so happy.
It was what she said…
“She was entrusted by someone to get me to ask your intention.”
What did it have to do with her? Jiang Yun Zhu waited for her to continue.
“Your Auntie Lin entrusted her to ask what do you think of Yan Zhou?” At this point, Mrs.
Chen almost giggled out.
The meaning of Mrs.
Lin's words couldn't be more obvious.
If Jiang Yun Zhu nodded, a matchmaker would probably be asked to come to propose marriage.
Gu Yan Zhou was good-looking and had a bright future.
Chen never dreamed that she would have such a son-in-law.
Jiang Yun Zhu wasl smart and beautiful.
Chen's heart was full of pride.
For a while, she felt that the two of them were really a match made in heaven.
There would never be such a good marriage again.
Jiang Yun Zhu was stunned.
She understood what Mrs.
But Gu Yan Zhou?
“Mother, forget it.” She responded.
“I think…” Mrs.
Chen came to an abrupt halt and looked at Jiang Yun Zhu in surprise.
“I don't want to marry yet.” Jiang Yun Zhu said directly.
Chen became anxious, “Are you too shy to say it? Or are you worried about what will happen after you get married?”
Sh was a girl.
Always worried about such things.
Jiang Yun Zhu shook her head.
“Then why don't you want to…
That Yan Zhou really has nothing to pick fault with.”
But it doesn't mean I want to marry him.”
Chen couldn’t wrap her brain around.
“I don't that feeling toward him.
How could I marry him?”
“Feelings could be cultivated slowly.
What's rare is him treating you well.
Besides, the big exam will be held next year.
I heard that he will be able to pass in the exam and enter the ranks.
If he become a Juren, you will be Juren’s Madam.
If he passes the exam…
Chen didn't even dare to say those words.
If Gu Yan Zhou become top thesis author in the examination, Jiang Yun Zhu would be the wife of the top thesis author.
Then how many girls in the world would envy her?
“Isn't it better than you cooking and selling food all day long?”
That was one step up to the sky.
A complete reborn!
Jiang Yun Zhu’s expression was serious.
If she wanted to enter the Marquis’s door, she would have snatched the short branch back then and had ways of becoming the young madam of the Marquis Family fast.
But what was the use?
Yes, Gu Yan Zhou was probably stronger than Lin Ting An, but who could guarantee that he won't change after he enters the officialdom.
She remembered that the him in the dream was no longer the current him.
Taking a step back, even if he didn't change, the ups and downs in the officialdom were exhausting.
Marrying Gu Yan Zhou could solve some of her immediate problems, but it was accompanied by even bigger problems.
Instead of that, she might as well walk her own life step by step.
It was the safest way.
“Mother, you think cooking is tiring, but I love it.
What I want is never glory and wealth.
Power looks tempting, but if you want to get something, you have to pay.
If not, you would only be swallowed by others until there isn't anything left.
This Jiang Yun Zhu was too familiar.
In the dream, she had to rack her brain and be careful every step of the way.
“I just want to open a restaurant and spend my days leisurely.”
Chen seemed to understand and not.
She stared at Jiang Yun Zhu in a daze.
Outside the room, Shen Feng Ming stood there in a daze.
After a while, he tightly held the white jade hairpin in his hand.
It was personally carved by him and was worth thousands of gold.
What's the use?
The person in the room wanted so little but he couldn't give it!
The next day, Shen Feng Ming left with Yang Sheng.
He was still dressed in black .Cutting cold as a knife.
On the third day, old Mister Wu found Jiang Yun Zhu and handed her an ingot of twelve liang of gold.
Consider it as the money for my daily food.” From the two ingots of gold he got from Escort Head Li, he gave one to Jiang Yun Zhu.
The remaining one ingot will be used as travel expenses.
Jiang Yun Zhu didn't take the gold.
Instead, she spoke, “Then shall I give you a hundred liang silver?”
The meals she cooked were worth one hundred liang silver.
While old Mister Wu’s treatment cost two hundred liang.
In this way, Jiang Yun Zhu had to give old Mister Wu another one hundred liang.
“I don't have that much money now.” Jiang Yun Zhu said listlessly.
Old Mister Wu laughed, “You! You really don't want to study medicine with me? Or leave with me?”
He really liked her.
She saw things more clearly than anyone else.
“Old Mister is leaving?” Jiang Yun Zhu was surprised.
“I got to go.” Old Mister Wu wanted to stay at Jiang's house for a few more days.
Mainly because he was reluctant to part with Jiang Yun Zhu's food.
But these days, Doctor Jin can't help but want to run here.
There was no impenetrable wall in the world.
He believed that in a few days, more and more people would come to find him.
He wasn't afraid of anything.
However, it wasn’t the same for Jiang Yun Zhu.
He did not want to disrupt her current peaceful life.
One could say that Old Mister Wu was implicated by fame reputation.
Jiang Yun Zhu understood.
She could only say, “Take care.
Come back anytime if you want to eat my cooking.”
Old Mister Wu took a deep look at her and smiled.
Great, he had a home in the future!
Old Mister Wu always did whatever he wanted.
So he immediately left the Jiang Family.
When he came, it wasn’t his wish.
But when he left, his heart was tied.
Shen Feng Ming had left with Yang Sheng.
Now that even old Mister Wu had left.
All of a sudden, the huge courtyard became a lot more deserted.
Chen and the others felt very unaccustomed.
Jiang Yun Zhu didn't think so.
She had her own life.
So she started to get busy.
It was only one month before the New Year.
She had to hurry up and prepare for some things.
She had already decided that she will go to Lu Prefecture to set up a stall during the New Year and earn a quick fortune.
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