We found what we were looking for and could have returned to town, but the kids wanted to stay out. So we met up with Vector and others first.
(Niichan! I picked a lot of mushrooms!)
Vector was in a good mood after collecting plenty of s...o...b..lows, but Bolt and Mile looked a little tired.
Bolt, Mile, are you okay?
(Yes, Im fine. Im just tired a little.)
(Its because of Vectors absurd stamina!)
They seemed to have been swept up in a lot of things.
Im sorry I had to leave you two in charge.
(Dont apologize! Im happy to be of service!)
(Yes, thats right! I dont want your apologies, I want your praise!)
Thats true. Thanks for all your hard work on Bolt, Mile.
Oh, thats not a praise, its a thank you.
Ill just pet them a lot for now.
(What, what~? Dont just pat Bolt and Mile, I want pats, too~)
While I was petting Bolt and Mile, Vector joined in the petting like a happy camaraderie.
All of my children have a rather large amount of physical strength, but Vectors seem to be inexhaustible.
Its still a bit early, but lets find a place to put the house down and hang out indoors today.
That being the case, I decided to find a nice place to put down the house in my Infinite Storage and hang out indoors.
Then, after dark, we started preparing dinner.
What do we cook for dinner~?
(Niichan, Niichan, since we are here, lets eat s...o...b..lows!)
Thats not a bad idea. Is everyone else fine with that?
Vectors suggestion to cook s...o...b..lows for dinner has been approved by others, but
Mushrooms dishes, mushroom dishes
I couldnt think of any mushroom dishes right away.
Lets see, Im pretty sure I made a hot pot before. So I would like to make something different this time.
Ah! How about tempura with cooked rice? Rice with a mixture of several kinds of mushrooms, and tempura would be s...o...b..lows, shrimp, some kind of white fish since we dont have any sillago, sweet potato, is.h.i.+uri (pumpkin) Oh, I found eggplants, so that would be good, too. I would love to have some chikuwa (fish cakes), but I have none, so Ill give that up for now.
Squid would also be nice. Lets splurge today and go with Kraken. Is this enough for variety? But it would be troubling if this wasnt enough food, so I better make some chicken and pork ribs too, and eat them if there is not enough. If we have enough, I can make a Donburi the next day.
And then, we can have Miso soup with vegetables.
Yup, I have decided~
What will it be~?
Mushroom rice and tempura.
I see, thats good to hear. But, todays tempura is going to be much more extravagant than before~
Looking forward to it!
I have made various kinds of seasoned rice with different ingredients before, but the tempura was only vegetables at that time because I made it at Oswald-sans place, who is a vegetarian Elf. Today I will fry up plenty of seafood.
Put the mushrooms in here.
Can we put in lots~?
Thats fine, but with moderation, please.
I dont know how much they mean by lots, but I was afraid that if I said yes, they would put a tremendous amount of mushrooms in the rice cooker, so I was hesitant to answer. But, well, they would never put so much it would fall out of the rice cooker.
Wash rice next~?
The children put in the mushrooms in and operated the magic tool as if they were familiar with it.
Oh, the amount of mushrooms was within the acceptable range!
Think about the ingredients for miso soup~
While the kids were worrying about that, I will make a simple spinachEna gra.s.s dish, with bonito flakes and shoyu.
Oniichan, we want potatoes~
Roger that. I will be making sweet potato tempura, so lets use Maro instead.
While preparing the ingredients for tempura, I also made miso soup.
Im going to fry them now, so you two stay further away from me~
The batter of tempura is quite adequate, so as expected, it remained crispy and dry even after a while after frying. However, storing the freshly fried tempura in the Infinity Storage will always keep it hot and crispy!
Its done~ lets eat.
I served the rice and other food on the plates, and we started eating.
(Truly. Its delightful!)
(The seafood is juicy.)
(The is.h.i.+uri and sweet potatoes are soft and crispy.)
(s...o...b..lows! They are as yummy as I thought!)
(All the hard work paid off!)
Everyone seemed to like it.
However, I dont think there are many dishes my kids dont like Oh, maybe the tasteless salad served at the inn?
Its good that they dont have likes and dislikes, but its rare to have kids who only dislike so few foods~
Are there any foods that you two dont like?
Alcohol!? Dont worry, I wont let you drink that, even if you say you like it. Anything else?
That! Bitter tea!
And not sweet Kahee!
Ahh well, of course you dont like that.
Its no wonder that children dont like green tea or black coffee, not to mention alcohol. Rather, they are all drinks!
Then, are you saying you dont like bitter foods?
Dont like bitter~
Come to think of it, have we ever come across a bitter vegetable? Like bell peppers, the typical vegetable that kids dont like, I havent seen bitter melon either. I wonder how they would react if I tried to feed them things like bitter melon? Well, I have to find it first before I let them eat it Im getting a bit tempted to go on a serious search. Where would I go about finding it, I wonder, would it be in another country or perhaps a dungeon?
(Oh my, Niisama is scheming something)
Is that so?
I, Im not.
I was thinking of something mischievous, and got found out by Feat.
I was just trying to figure out which dungeon we should go to this time.
Dungeon, lets go!
(I also want to go!)
(Me too, me too! Lets go quickly!)
So I hurriedly said something that sounded like an excuse, and the children were very happy.
We will see after Im done with my business in the Capital.
For now, I plan to stay in Capital until the auction, so I can research which dungeon to go to until then.