Childhood Dessert. The Good Wife Returns.


Of all the simple pleasures in life, nothing brings more contentment than that favourite dessert of your childhood.  For me, the dessert that takes me to that happy place is vanilla ice cream, canned lychees and a good couple of tablespoons of the syrup from the can.

My childhood consumption of lychees and ice cream was a strictly after dinner, at the dining table experience.  The number of lychees in the can were divided equally among my brothers and I.  My mother also kept a watchful eye on me to make sure I didn't tip all the syrup into my bowl and over my brothers in regard to just how many scoops of ice cream they balanced in their bowls.

At SSG Manor, there are no such rules.  The best time for eating lychees and ice cream is any time in the evening after a particularly harrowing day.  For maximum therapeutic effect, I eat mine from the sofa and recline to watch the television whenever the need takes me.  I do, however, walk my dirty cutlery to the dishwasher at the first available ad break rather than leaving things to get sticky on the coffee table over night.

Can you believe that we're heading into February this week?  Already.  January just seemed to go by with a snap of time's super fast fingers.  The newspaper is getting thicker with the return of its regular supplements and holiday programming seems to be tapering off on the free to air television channels.


The Good Wife has returned to Channel Ten.  I've been a responsible citizen and not downloaded anything off the net or googled for spoilers - but I have been on Ten's website catching up on the double episode I missed last week.  Thanks again, twitter for the heads up.

It all sounds very exciting for Alicia this season though.  Things with her husband may be about to change dramatically and she also finds herself working longer hours with Will.  It may take the whole season (or longer) for the 3 of them to open their lines of communication with each other and to stop messing with each others' minds but rest assured, I'll be there for every wistful camera close up.

In the mean time, there is Eli Gold (Alan Cumming) to keep me entertained.

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His ability to simultaneously play mind games with all the rather strong female characters to get his desired outcomes is one of sub plots that fascinates me most.



14 comments:

  1. The Distressed MotherJanuary 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

    I used to watch all the time then just somehow forgot about it.  Wonder if I could follow it all if I start watching again?

    My fave childhood dessert was rice pudding. I just can't make it the same as mum does.TDM xx 

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  2. Well I've cheated and I've been watching all the current episodes.  It is sooo good!

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  3. Lychees are amazing! I have been having iced lychee drinks at Laksa King. I also made a really good smoothie which I think you should try too - a good way of getting lychees in at breakfast! Half a tin of lychees, some fresh or tinned pineapple, strawberries (or other berries), milk, yoghurt and oats blended up. So good!

    I have not yet got into The Good Wife, perhaps I should? Homeland is pretty good too!

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  4. Something gorgeousJanuary 29, 2012 at 8:43 PM

    Lychees were not something I was privileged with as a child, but I do take a liking to them now. My little one ate some on Australia day and disliked them intently. I must be doing something wrong, perhaps lychees, ice-cream and TV go hand in hand.

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  5. I'm a bit the same with canned peaches, lychees and cherries with either icecream, or rice pudding and even hot custard with the peaches. Too bad I'm on low carb or I'd be in the kitchen now chowing into a tin.

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  6. Exactly the same for me, except tinned plums instead of lychees. I tried lychees once as a kid - I still remember gagging, and I haven't been game to try them since!

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  7. I've never had tinned lychees, although I do love fresh ones. I must give it a try since they're not always in season :D

    I'm more excited about My Kitchen Rules returning as I've never gotten into The Good Wife.

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  8. I'm the reverse, Dincy101.  I might just have to watch My Kitchen Rules this year and see what the fuss is all about.  Looks like an interesting range of competitors this year.

    SSG xxx

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  9. Tinned plums, I need to give them a try next time.

    SSG xxx

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  10. When you have a treat day on the eating plan, you have to revisit the wonder that is ice cream and canned anything!

    SSG xxx

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  11. They are a match made in heaven.  Ice cream with anything, really.

    SSG xxx

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  12. That smoothie sounds delicious!  Thanks for the recipe.

    SSG xxx

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  13. Good to hear!

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  14. It's getting good on The Good Wife, TDM.... new relationships and all.

    I must learn to make rice pudding one of these days.

    SSG xxx

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