The last couple of days, I've been on a Showtime TV watching marathon. I have watched the entire first season (and most current episodes in the second season) of The Big C in nearly one sitting. (Hey now, don't judge - like you've never watched a whole season of Arrested Development in one night, twice. Oh, wait, thats just me? Ok, well, never-mind.) Laura Linney's character, Cathy, in The Big C, is a woman struggling to come to terms with her Stage 4 cancer diagnosis and how to approach cueing in the people in her life. The upside, is that she decides, she might as well not hold back and start living life doing whatever the duck she wants. One reoccurring theme here is her lack of hesitance to indulge in sweets. She goes out to dinner and orders only drinks and (multiple) desserts. When making something savory and tasting it for necessary adjustments, she remarks - "needs more chocolate."
The newest episode in the second season aired tonight, so in honor of Cathy's not-holding-back sweet tooth, I indulged in a sweet treat while watching the show. I still have a TON of vanilla bean ice cream leftover from pastry camp and thought - what fruit goes best with ice cream in the (still hanging onto the last days of) summertime? Why hello, peaches and cream! Some Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce (compliments of Trader Joe's) was also drizzled on top, you know, just for good measure. I think Cathy's character would appreciate it.
What's your favorite end of summertime sweet treat? Don't hold back now...!