𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎: 𝐁𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐠 𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐞
Instead of barley tea, I had the tea magically chilled to perfection.
It seems that the same ice magic is used when making sherbet. I had never seen someone use magic in cooking in the human world, so I was captivated by it.
Before bringing it here, I also had a taste. It was perfectly chilled, just right for freshly boiled corn.
“So, this is boiled corn. How do I eat it?”
“Hold it sideways and take a hearty bite into the kernels.”
“I see. Let’s try it right away then.”
Demon King-sama firmly grasped the boiled corn and took a big bite.
He ate it eagerly, making sounds of delight. It seems he liked it.
When I made a gesture of rotating with both hands, Demon King-sama imitated me and enjoyed the corn.
By the way, what I prepared for Tyran-san is also boiled corn.
Since I can already foresee that he would refuse steamed buns, I chose something that would be recognized as a meal and should be eaten while still warm.
Of course, boiled corn is delicious even when it cools down.
That’s why it was just right as something that wouldn’t raise suspicion. It can also be made while boiling corn for Demon King-sama.
I hope Tyran-san will enjoy it as well, not as much as Demon King-sama, but at least eat it properly. . .
While watching Demon King-sama, who grabbed the second one with sticky hands, I think about the workaholic worker who is not here.
“What is it?”
“Are there any other delicious things besides this?”
“Do you mean vegetables?”
“Fruits or snacks are fine too! I want to eat something delicious that I don’t know. Of course, I want to eat more steamed buns too!”
“Apples are delicious when mixed in steamed buns. They go well with sweet potatoes too! If you want a vegetable that can be eaten as it is, I recommend tomatoes.”
Tomatoes are delicious even when eaten as they are, but I personally like them chilled.
It’s not about fancy slices with olive oil or cheese. It’s about taking a big bite of the whole tomato.
Many people dislike the unique acidity and the juice that comes out when you bite into it, but I actually like those two things.
If you sprinkle sugar on the indentation made by biting, you can enjoy a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.
It’s delicious anytime, but it’s most enjoyable in the summer.
Eating it while feeling the lukewarm breeze coming in through the window is my favorite. It’s even better with pickled cucumbers next to it! Just imagining it makes my cheeks relax.
“Is it really that delicious?”
“Very much so!”
As he nods vigorously, Demon King-sama drools. It’s written all over his face that he wants to eat it right away.
But today’s snack time is over.
Since it needs time to chill, if I prepare it, it will be for tomorrow.
“I will bring chilled tomatoes tomorrow.”
“And steamed buns! Steamed buns with apples, too?”
“Yes. Please look forward to it.”
Demon King-sama’s reaction is positive. I happily return to the kitchen.
During the free time until dinner preparation, Migi-san, Hidari-san, and I think about what we can make by looking at the pantry.
I’m also considering dishes for Tyran-san’s meal plan step two.
By the way, Tyran-san’s dinner tonight is also steamed buns.
When I went to deliver the boiled corn, he specified to the maid, “The same as yesterday.”
We made some changes to the filling from yesterday. Perhaps he liked it, so the two of them happily made steamed buns for me as well.
I hope he will continue to eat meals normally. . .
Whether those feelings were conveyed or it was just a coincidence.
The maid who brought the meal during dinner brought back the leftovers from lunch and the completely cleaned corn cobs.
It seems that he was the type to take each kernel with a popping sound rather than taking a big bite.
According to the maid’s information, there were traces of using a wet towel. Judging from the dryness, it seems that he ate it quite early.
It may have just been a coincidence that the timing worked out well, but the response was good.
『”𝘈𝘸𝘦𝘣𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.𝘤𝘰𝘮” – 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘶𝘭𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 “𝘥𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘺 𝘶𝘱𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴” 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘰 “𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴”.』
“Shall we move on to the next step tomorrow?”
“Let’s move on. I don’t know what a hot sandwich is, but I’m sure it will be delicious.”
“I’m looking forward to the prototype.”
I make a fist and say, “Leave it to me!” to the excited pair.
For tomorrow’s breakfast, I have chosen a hot sandwich.
While thinking about the next dish, I found a hot sandwich maker. I didn’t see it during the kitchen equipment explanation, but it seems that the two of them had hidden it in the back.
Apparently, they received it from a demon lurking in the human world.
It seems that they mistakenly came here when they wanted a waffle maker, and they didn’t really know how to use it.
They even forgot about its existence and were puzzled for a while, like, “Huh?”
Rather than the fact that there is a hot sandwich maker, I couldn’t help but smile at the casually mentioned information.