Reviews For Dinner for Two
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Reviewer: darjeelingandcoke Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: November 03, 2022 07:49 pm Title: Step 2, Mise en Place

The "don't lose money"/"when has that happened"/"last week"/"Lonny cheated" exchange is gold. And very Roy.

Jim immediately noticing the painting AND Pam's intention? I ship it. (As does Beth, clearly.)

Oh, Roy. I'd like to say that pasta mistake could happen to anyone, but I'd be lying.

Love them immediately getting mistaken for engaged either way... and strange that Pam isn't QUITE as eager to correct the mistake when it's not someone they have to deal with in their normal lives...

Happy National Men Make Dinner Day! And thanks for the bonus recipe with this fic...

Author's Response:

Roy always kind of came across as the very self confident guy. It worked for him in high school sure but it's fading more and more the further out from his school days.

I had a lot of fun with Jim noticing the painting and everything with it. It had to happen that others would assume they're a couple, right? But yeah, Pam's not quite so quick to deny it. But a few more cogs are turning for sure.

You're welcome for the recipe. Hope you like it if you ever choose to make it. 

Reviewer: WithaY Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: November 03, 2022 07:49 pm Title: Step 2, Mise en Place

Great chapter! Also love the bonus recipe— looks super easy with veggies already built in! I’ll for sure try this one! I loved the easy Jim and Pam interaction… I have to imagine that Roy will eventually find out that Pam’s attending the classes… with Jim as her partner— and that likely won’t go well…

Great use of the Men Make Dinner day! I also love that Jim noticed Pam’s artwork. Will their cooking couple friend bring them closer together?? Will Jim and Pam spend lunches eating their shared leftovers?? Can’t wait to see what they’re cooking up (both literally and figuratively; yes, it’s a terrible pun!) next chapter!

Author's Response: You're welcome for the recipe. I hope you like it, we do around my house. Ah early S2 JAM banter. So much fun for sure. Yeah there's some akwardness, but not as much as after the specter of June 10 lands. Roy's reaction to all of this will be interesting for sure. 

Ooh, there's an idea I hadn't really thought of. Them eating their leftovers back at work. Thanks for that. I just may have to build that in now. We've got something ready to simmer that's for sure.

Reviewer: tinydundie Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: November 03, 2022 11:24 am Title: Step 2, Mise en Place

This is really cute, warrior! And thanks for posting the recipe. Looking forward to more (and I'm curious to see if you'll stick to canon here).

Author's Response: Thanks TD. Glad you're hear for this one. I hope you enjoy the recipe. As for canon, well it IS labeled AU, so there's that. ;)

Reviewer: New Hogfan Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: November 03, 2022 10:19 am Title: Step 2, Mise en Place

It looks like this cooking class, and meeting
new friends, is opening Pam’s eyes to the
short comings of her relationship with Roy,
and even Roy himself. They really don’t have anything in common. I’m definitely curious to see Roy’s reaction to Pam taking the cooking class.
I hope she tells him to piss off.

Author's Response: She's got a few cogs turning that's for sure. Roy's reaction should be a quite the thing when we get there. Thanks for the reivew.

Reviewer: Maxine Abbott Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: November 03, 2022 06:00 am Title: Step 2, Mise en Place

First of all nice work getting this up in time for the auspicious (I have faith in you for tonight, you seem like you do this often) holiday today.

It's not like you had much time but to be fair I shared as soon as I learned of it myself. And the way you weaved it into the story felt very natural and very Roy - who absolutely burned the pasta (the food you make in the thing that puts out fires) on purpose so he wouldn't be asked to cook again ever. Cad!

Okay have to remark on the painting. Nothing of substance, she can paint it but can't recognize it in her own situation (but hoping this might be remedied soon) 

As for the couple, am I being presumptuous that the Beth was for me? If it was. I'm touched and honored and if you just like the name, well so do I. I did appreciate the advice they told them about engagement period - I can only hope Pam did too.

And that was a funny bit about the prom photo shoot - always enjoy these side stories too.

 Enjoyed this chapter a lot.  



Author's Response:

Thanks for the heads up about this particular holiday. Though you're right, I don't need or want a specific day to cook around the house. I like cooking but the day adds some fun to it for sure.

Honestly I didn't intend that Roy burned the past on purpose. My thought was he's just that bad at cooking. Watch the first few episodes of a season of "Worst Cooks in America," and yeah there are people out there who are that bad.

The whole painting scene was great fun to bring out too. Glad you liked it. 

I'm sorry to say I forgot about your character Beth. Originally in this fic her name was Jill, but that was to close to Jim so I changed it to a name that I've had many good associations with during my life. That being said, hopefully some outside perspective helps both our heroes.

I'll tell you the full story of that prom photo shoot over on Discord.

Thanks as always for the great review. 

Reviewer: MrsKHalpert Signed 1 [Report This]
Date: November 03, 2022 05:16 am Title: Step 2, Mise en Place

Very cute update!
Really liked Jim complimenting and completely understanding Pam's picture, that was a nice little piece.
The conversation with Sam and Beth, you could just feel Pam's awkwardness of not wanting to lie, but also wishing it was kind of different.
The recipe looks great! Will most definitely be trying this.
Lovely work as always, and so timely for National Men Make Dinner day! Looking forward to the next slice of this!

Author's Response: Save for one time in S3, and it's understandable even if it's still kind of a dick move, Jim has always been supportive of Pam's art. It's one of the first things Pam says about him in her first talking heads in the pilot. I see no need to change that, and it's fun. 
Sam and Beth are going to be key as we go forward so I'm glad you enjoyed them showing up in Jim and Pam's life.
I hope you enjoy the recipe. It's become a favorite around our house.

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