Previously on HFN: Kate Cooks and Spencer Installs
With the potatoes boiling along, Kate took out the salad fixings and a bowl and sliced the onion, romaine, mushrooms and tomato. She was looking forward to this meal and the leftovers she could have for lunch. She would also send some home with Spencer.
She peeked around the corner and saw Spencer sitting at her desk, pulling some cords up. She had forgotten to offer him something to drink, so went to remedy that. “Would you like something to drink?”
He stopped tugging for a second and turned toward her. “Please. Do you have any tea?”
“Sure. I’ll be right back.” She went back to the kitchen to get his tea and water for herself. Afterward, she went back to the kitchen and put the meatloaf in the oven. She would put in the bread the last five minutes of baking time. She took the salad to the dining table and took out dressings from the fridge. She wiped down the counters and washed all the prep dishes before setting the table. Each time she reentered the dining room, Spencer was doing something different. She sat at the table and asked, “How’s it going?”
“Good. I’m almost done, since Murphy didn’t show up today for a change.” He turned back to her and grinned.
“Fantastic. Dinner will be in about twenty minutes.”
“Smells fabulous. I feel like you’re getting the short end of the stick.”
“I do this stuff every day.”
“Well I cook almost every day. Or at least every week,” she confessed.
“You cook a whole lot more than I do. Lean Cuisine and pizza for one is the extent of my cooking, unless I grill.”
“Well, we’re even.”