Who Moved My Cheese?


Since December 17th, I have been busy with Project Moving. Just 2 days before Christmas on December 23rd, we moved from the old house in the Northeast to the new house in the Southeast of Jakarta. The reason we moved house simply because we want to avoid the flood which usually comes around end of January each year.

So far we have experienced two big floods (water entered the house up to 1 meter high) and one small flood (water entered the house around 20 cm). After 3 flood experiences, it’s time for us to move. And so we moved to a new house which looks like Barbie house 🙂

During the moving preparation, I organized our stuffs in different colors of plastic containers and ended up having 65 containers which 40 of them contained books (in total we have around 800 books). Some of the books are my precious cooking books.

On the first day we were in the new house, we bought RTE (ready-to-eat) food for our lunch and dinner. We were all exhausted from the moving activities and slept well that night. The next morning, I did not feel like eating RTE food anymore so I decided to cook.

Alas, my kitchen has not been ready yet and most of cooking stuffs were still in the plastic containers. Though we put label on each of container but dealing with stacks of 65 containers were not that easy. I checked my refrigerator, found broccoli, onion, milk and some seasoning. I was thinking of making broccoli & cheese. I remember that I still have some Old Amsterdam Cheese which I bought in Amsterdam last October when I was there for a business meeting. I opened the compartment for keeping cheese & butter in the fridge but I only found the butter while the cheese was no where to find.

Hey who moved my cheese?

I checked with each member of my family in case they kept the cheese somewhere else but nobody knew the cheese-where-about. I kept on searching for the cheese coz how can I make broccoli and cheese without the cheese?

Anyway, here’s my recipe of Broccoli and Cheese

Main ingredients
  • 400 g broccoli, cut into small pieces, boil in salted water for 5 minutes

Cheese sauce
  • 2 table-spoons butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 table-spoons flour
  • 250 ml milk
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg, salt and pepper
  • 200 g cheddar cheese, grated and 2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese

 To make the Cheese sauce

  • Melt the butter in a sauce-pan on medium heat
  • Stir fry the onion in the melted butter until wilted
  • Put the flour into the pan, stir well
  • Pour in the milk slowly while keep on stirring
  • Put in the salt, pepper and ground nutmeg
  • Put in the grated cheese, mix well

Arrange the broccoli in a glass dish which has been brush with butter or margarine

Pour in the cheese sauce on the broccoli, spread parmesan cheese on top of the sauce

Bake in the oven at 180 degree Celsius until brown








2 responses to “Who Moved My Cheese?

  1. It’s great to start the new year with a new house. I personally hate moving, but flooding sounds like a lot of stress. I don’t blame you for wanting to move. I hope you enjoy your new house.

  2. Hi, it’s great to hear from you again. Yeah, I enjoy decorating the new house especially the kitchen which is now 95% ready.

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