Baked Cheese – Solo Meal
We are all work in progress! Aren’t we?!
I feel like the past two blog posts were not full of energy and positivity at all. But then at the end of the day as I said we are all work in progress. We learn about ourselves more and more every day. With every day we learn to adapt, tolerate and overcome any hard experiences we are going through in life. That if we have the mindset that we want to be better and do better.
“You may think you’ll never get over it, but you will, and you’ll be fine.”
For the past two weeks, I was working more on being happier and enjoy the time I have. I had days that I failed and some days that I went to bed being content. I have attended Yoga classes, something I have been wanting to do for a while now and believe me it helped be more at ease and disconnect from the world. Even if the yoga does not sound like you, try to give it a shot or even just some meditation.
While reading last week, I came across an article talking about how lonely people enjoy the hot shower more than others and why do they spend longer times in the shower, as it replaces the warmth they lack emotions.
Well, reading that explained very well what I mentioned in the last blog about how I have been enjoying my daily walks under the burning sun and have that feeling that I couldn’t describe.
This week’s solo meal is a very basic one, yet something that we don’t do each day. My baked cheese dish was my way to pamper myself last week. It doesn’t need to be only a movie night with cheese but could be done for breakfast as well on the day off or even for some cheesy lunch.
Give it a try the next time you plan to watch a movie, give yourself some company with this baked cheese and your favorite drink.
I am sure that if I dig deep now, I will find another article talking about cheese and how it is somehow linked to our endorphins, dopamine and serotonin hormones. Which are basically our hormones of happiness! It is not only the Umaminess of the cheese, but it is that feeling of being content that it brings as well.
Since I was a kid, I have been a big fan of cheese. I was lucky enough that while working in Hong Kong my restaurant used to get all the fancy farm-made different cheeses imported freshly from France. I had the chance to try all that we used to get, sometimes even more than try. But that gave me the chance to taste the cheeses whose names I can’t even pronounce till now.
Moving away from my love for cheese, here I must confess that since I went to culinary school, I lost my interest in watching series or movies. I still do watch some from time to time. But honestly can’t remember the last time I have even switched the TV on.
How lame no? well, I prefer Music, I would watch concerts instead of films, music is something that keeps running in the background the whole time I am home. So, if you are not a series or a movie person like me, tune your online streaming to your favorite band or singer’s last concert and watch it maybe you will also get carried away and sing with every single song. And eat the baked cheese along.
This meal is really a very easy and straight forward dish to make. I have picked this cheese and it was my first time to try it at all, it was on sale in the grocery next door and it kinda stinked (the good stinky) and I knew I would love that.
One of my close friends always ends up baking Camembert while adding some garlic and herbs on top for most of the times if we hang out.
Let’s bake that fancy cheese!
Preheat the oven to 200c and place the cheese in your baking dish.
check it after 10 to 15 minutes, if you are using a cheese that has lots of fat then you need to be careful as the oil will start splitting and the cheese would get super hard after it is out of the oven.
I had this cheese bomb with Jalapenos, crackers, gherkins and some Ketchup chips that are full of Umami.
Other cheeses I have tried so far :
- Fruite du Boulonnaise
- Epoisse de Bourgogne
The list can go up to hundreds but these are my top cheese to bake. Let me know what is yours.
- 340 grams Le Peche des Bons Peres
- Chips Ketchup flavor
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C
- Place the cheese in a small round baking dish
- Bake for 20 minutes, check from time to time. The time needed depends on the type of cheese.