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After lunch, Yu Siyang was a little bit sleepy, lying lazily on the sofa not wanting to move.
Xue Chengxiu came over and sat down beside him, took the person in his arms and smoothed his hair, “Are you tired? Do you want to go out this afternoon?”
Go out to buy things for the New Year?
Of course, he was going out!
Yu Siyang nodded vigorously to show that he was not tired at all. After lying down for a while, he happily went upstairs to disguise himself.
Xue Yunmu was waiting in the living room holding his father’s hand. When Yu Siyang came, he rushed over and hugged him, laughing: “Brother, your face is gone~~~”
“Brother can’t let others see his face.” The real face was very embarrassing.
Xue Yunmu followed his Yangyang brother, and he also immediately pulled the panda scarf around his neck to cover his face. ” Mumu would also not let them see.”
Yu Siyang: “……”
Was it really good for such a small boy to be naturally black?!
Mr. Xue held back a smile, picked up the little fat boy with one hand, took his lover with the other hand, and walked towards the garage.
This time it was a real family of three going out to play, no driver, no assistant, no bodyguard, Xue Chengxiu drove, and Yu Siyang hugged Xue Yunmu and sat in the back seat.
Xue Yunmu was so happy that he kept pointing at the window of the car.
After a while he said, “Look, brother, what a big cow”, Yu Siyang looked at it, and it was a man in a costume on the street who was handing out flyers.
After a while, he said, “Look, brother, there is a fierce dog.” Yu Siyang looked again. A husky was standing next to the flowerbed on the roadside.
Xue Chengxiu drove the car, and the smile on his lips never disappeared.
The car drove to a commercial street on the South Fourth Ring Road and stopped. Yu Siyang got out of the car and looked around the deserted commercial street. His face under the hat, black-framed glasses and scarf was dumbfounded.
Why did they come to such a deserted place to buy Chinese New Year goods?
Was there an inexperienced person here?
Xue Chengxiu parked the car, holding a large and a small one in one hand, he came to a closed tempered glass door, and signalled Yu Siyang to take the key from his coat pocket and open the door.
This commercial street was developed by a certain real estate developer in this community. Because it was adjacent to the artificial lake and green park constructed by the municipal corporation, the developer could not plan it into a residential building after taking the land and could only build a European town-style commercial street, supporting the artificial lake and green park, the commercial street houses were built only on the first floor, facing the street with their back to the lake.
Yu Siyang opened the door and walked into the empty shop, and asked wonderingly: “Why are we here?”
Xue Chengxiu let go of his son’s hand and let him play in the empty shop. “Beside the lake, surrounded a small garden with an area of more than 200 square meters …”
Yu Siyang blinked.
“It’s just right to open a restaurant.”
“Open a restaurant?”
“Yes,” Xue Chengxiu held Yu Siyang’s hand, “Let’s open a mom-and-pop shop together.”
Yu Siyang held Xue Chengxiu’s hand instead and inserted his slender fingers into the latter’s fingers. Between the seams, their fingers were tightly clasped together.
The eyes hidden behind the big black spectacles had swelled a little with heat.
If there was someone in this world who would remember all the things you have said in his heart, planned surprises for you, and share his life with you.
There was nothing better than that.
“Okay, let’s open a mom-and-pop shop together.” Yu Siyang pulled off the scarf, with a big smile on his face.
Mr. Xue said: “That’s how the name of the restaurant was decided.”
“…name?” Yu Siyang hesitated: “Is it called a mom-and-pop shop?” Mr. Xue nodded.
The name was very good, it perfectly declared their mutual sovereignty.
Yu Siyang complained: “This is too uncharacteristic, like a snack bar on the street.”
Xue Chengxiu took the opportunity to say, “Then sell snacks, a couple snack bar.” Snacks were easier to make than regular meals and opening a snack bar was definitely more leisurely than opening a restaurant.
Yu Siyang: “…”
Chef Yu felt that his authority as a gold medal chef was provoked, and he couldn’t bear it. “No, I won’t open a snack bar.”
Although Mr. Xue was very regretful, he was also very much acquiescent in front of his lover. He had no principles, so he compromised in one second, “Okay, let’s not open a snack bar, let’s open a restaurant.”
Chef Yu became happy again, took his lover to look around, and planned how the couple’s mom-and-pop shop would be decorated and what would be the signature dishes. They also thought about how to promote its reputation.
Xue Chengxiu smiled and nodded all the way, but in his heart, he drew a big cross on the item of propaganda.
But it was his own child who could blow things up by himself. Just saying “this is the restaurant opened by Yu Siyang” was enough to cause their mom-and-pop business to become absolutely booming. Now looking at the whole country, who didn’t call his child the “God of Cooking”. There were so many fans of his own child, which went against his original intention of choosing the site.
He only hoped that his child can be happy, but he did not want to make his child half dead with tiredness.
Opening a restaurant had always been the big goal of Yu Siyang’s life, both before and now.
A few months ago, his big goal was frightened away by Luo Peng’s series of pre-planning market surveys, and he suddenly delayed the plan without knowing it.
A few months later, the realization of his big goal was just around the corner…
Chef Yu was both excited and panicked, so he almost rushed out to do market research immediately.
“I arranged for a professional team to do all these things,” Xue Chengxiu said to his lover, “You only need to set the decoration style and recipes.”
“Then… Then there is nothing else for me to do?” Yu Siyang felt a little dazed.
Brother Luo said there were so many things to do, how come Mr. Xue did not need him to do anything himself?
Xue Chengxiu said: “Professional people do professional things, so that they can improve work efficiency.”
Good, so reasonable!
With that said, was Brother Luo fooling him before?
Yu Siyang was frustrated and decided not to allow Luo Peng to come to their house for dinner anymore.
Xue Chengxiu nodded: Agreed, no matter who it is in the future, they are not allowed to come to the house for dinner.
Yu Siyang continued to feel grief and indignation: There will be no discount for meals at the mom-and-pop shop.
Xue Chengxiu continued to nod his head: There will be an additional service fee.
Luo Peng, who was lying decadently on his parents’ sofa eating nuts and watching TV, suddenly sneezed an earth-shattering sneeze. He held the uncovered nut jar violently, and half of the nuts was scattered on the ground.
Luo Peng’s mother got angry: “You hapless boy, sweep the floor.” The hapless boy Luo Peng immediately got up obediently and went to get the broom.
From the empty storefront, the family of three officially began their journey of purchasing goods for the New Year.
In fact, Aunt Wang had already bought the food for the New Year, but Yu Siyang said to buy, so Xue Chengxiu nodded to buy, buy and buy, fully demonstrating his strength of pampering.
Last year’s New Year’s Eve was a family of three with Aunt Wang, and this was still the case this year.
It was just that they had just confessed to each other last year, so although sweet, but it was also somewhat restrained.
The relationship between the two had gotten better this year, so they were getting along more and more naturally, and it had been a few months since they had seen each other, so the two are even more like conjoined babies, they were even unwilling to separate while making the New Year’s Eve dinner.
Aunt Wang was invited out of the kitchen, and she watched Xue Yunmu playing in the living room. She was worried about whether she could eat the New Year’s Eve dinner in her heart-Xiaoxiu was a kitchen killer!
Although Xue Chengxiu was handicapped and the purpose of coming to the kitchen to help was not pure, the master chef was a god-level cook, and they should still be able to eat New Year’s Eve dinner before the New Year’s bell was ringing.
A lot of mountain treasures that Yu Siyang brought back from Liang Province were just right for the New Year’s Eve dinner.
Matsutake, Morel, and Hericium erinaceus were taken out one by one. Xue Chengxiu volunteered to cut vegetables. Although Yu Siyang was careful that he not cut his fingers (because he had cut it), but he was unwilling to discourage his enthusiasm, so he had to hand over the cutting board while he stared at Xue Chengxiu nervously.
Fortunately, this time Mr. Xue had cut all the wild mushrooms and cut them well—though the speed was extremely slow.
Yu Siyang breathed a sigh of relief.
Xue Chengxiu stretched his face over to ask for a reward.
Yu Siyang kissed Xue Chengxiu’s face.
“Mouth.” Mr. Xue was dissatisfied.
“…” Chef Yu leaned over and “muaed” in the correct position.
Xue Chengxiu knew very well how to take an inch when given a mile. Yu Siyang “muaed” for a while before he could back up, but then he hugged the person tightly and deepened the kiss.
Aunt Wang was thinking about going in the living room, but still felt that she should go to the kitchen to help, so she told Xue Yunmu to play in the living room obediently and not to run out, but when she walked to the kitchen door, she was blinded by what she saw.
Aunt Wang: “…”
Aunt Wang could only go back to the living room quietly and worry about whether the family would be able to eat the New Year’s Eve dinner.
Fortunately, the two people in the kitchen still had a trace of reason and stopped in time before the fire between them got out of control.
Yu Siyang put Xue Chengxiu’s extremely ugly wild mushrooms in a casserole, poured the broth into the pot, and also put in the ham and scallops cooked with salt, monosodium glutamate and sugar, thickened with mung bean starch, then he placed it over the stove on medium heat.
When the meal started, the soup was to be served directly from the fire to the table. The soup was bright and thick, and it was extremely fragrant and delicious.
After the soup was put on the stove, Yu Siyang took out a crucian carp and said with a smile: “Try again?”
“If I’m going to cut it, is there any reward?” Xue Chengxiu smiled meaningfully.
Yu Siyang asked: “What kind of reward do you want?”
Xue Chengxiu leaned in Yu Siyang’s ear and said something softly, then he saw his lover’s face burst into red.
“So?” Xue Cheng repaired and copied his hands in his spare time.
Yu Siyang patted the fish on the chopping board and handed the knife to Xue Chengxiu, waiting just as much as he could.
This time, Mr. Xue made Chef Yu look at him with admiration. He opened the back, removed the gills, scales, and cleansed the internal organs. Although not done in one go, it was very clean and tidy.
Yu Siyang’s chin fell to the ground, and he couldn’t pick it up. He squatted and said: “You, what are you…”
Xue Chengxiu was like a master.
Yu Siyang as if sleepwalking, added diced mutton with bamboo shoots, stirred it with green onions, ginger, garlic, rice wine, salt, soy sauce and water starch to make mutton filling. Then he took the fish killed by Xue Chengxiu and filled the filling into the belly of the fish and put it in a pot and added seasoning to cook.
After finishing poaching the crucian carp, he was still in a state of sleepwalking.
Although Aunt Wang was very worried, the New Year’s Eve dinner in Xue’s villa was still on time.
“Congratulations on getting rich, good luck.” Aunt Wang smiled and said auspicious words before going to the table.
For so many years, Aunt Wang would say such a sentence every Spring Festival, which was regarded as a fixed program on New Year’s Eve.
“Congratulations on getting rich and good luck.” Yu Siyang also said.
“Congratulations on getting rich and good luck.” Xue Yunmu said milkily.
“Congratulations on getting rich and good luck.” Xue Chengxiu smiled slightly.
This sentence made him feel warm no matter how many years he had heard it.
On New Year’s Eve, there was his lover and family together, it was warm no matter what.
At the end of the year, Xue Chengxiu finally began to ask for his reward.
Yu Siyang was tossed by him mercilessly, until tears came out of his eyes.
Xue Chengxiu forcefully gasped and said, “Okay…what about the reward?”
Yu Siyang was too ashamed, but was held tightly, unable to escape.
“Baby.” Xue Chengxiu urged, making a deliberate move.
Yu Siyang took a bite on Xue Chengxiu’s shoulder. He couldn’t bear it anymore, and shouted in a low voice, “Dad Xue…”
Xue Chengxiu’s movements paused, and then he became too excited.
“Baby…Call again…” In the long night, Yu Siyang was pitifully forced to call that shameful name many times, and then he cried and begged for mercy, and it was only then that Xue Chengxiu satisfactorily let him go.
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