I have come to the conclusion that there are some things that only a woman can really, truly, understand.
Owl jewelery, for instance.
My awesome friend K recently turned me on to Etsy.com, a website that features handmade stuff for sale. Sort of like an eBay for women….except you don’t bid on things, you just buy them…and everything is super cute.
I am not being dramatic, I promise.
So, I began browsing the jewelery section of Etsy, namely the owl jewelery, because K and I have noticed lately that owl stuff is everywhere. Even Walmart has cute owl stuff. And if Walmart is hip to this trend, I really need to get with the program. No offense to Wal Mart, but I will not be out-cooled by a store that sells constipation medicine mere yards away from women’s fashions.
I refuse to let that happen.
Of course, I instantly fell in love with just about every piece of owl jewelery I saw. And that unfortunate thing happened where although I was fine just five minutes before, I was suddenly convinced that my life just would not be complete until I acquired a piece of this jewelery.
Unfortunately, I could not come up with a single reason to justify an owl jewelery purchase. I suppose I could have made up an excuse…..but I would have felt guilty and I refuse to let my first piece of owl jewelery be tarnished with guilt.
I instead decided to relay to my husband my current infatuation with all things owl. Perhaps he would want to buy me a gift sometime….and perhaps that gift could be an owl necklace……??
To which my husband replied that the last he heard, I was deathly afraid of birds.
And I watched him try his hardest not to laugh as I explained to him that yes, I AM terrified of birds, but owl stuff is cool and I like the way they look. So, although I have no interest in a REAL owl, I am very interested in owl-related products.
My husband nodded, looked at me quite seriously, and told me that he was making a mental note that his wife loves owl stuff. He promised that he understood how important owl jewelery is to me right now.
I think he was just saying that. His eyes gave him away. His eyes said, “you crazy woman, you are terrified of birds and yet you want to wear a miniature owl replica around your neck? I will indulge you, but secretly I think you are a little nuts”.
Sigh…..only a fellow woman could understand an owl jewelery infatuation.
In honor of awesome, old school owl stuff, I pulled out this old school recipe that I have been curious about for awhile. It was the winner of the 1968 Pillsbury Bake-Off contest. Crescent roll dough is wrapped around a marshmallow rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar. These were fast, easy and delicious.
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 8 oz cans Pillsbury Refrigerated Quick Crescent Dinner Rolls
16 large marshmallows
1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/4 cup chopped nuts if desired
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Heat oven to 375.
Combine sugar and cinnamon. Separate crescent dough into 16 triangles. Dip a marshmallow in melted margarine; roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place marshmallow on shortest side of the triangle. Fold corners over marshmallow and roll to opposite point, completely covering marshmallow and pinching edges of dough to seal. Dip in melted margarine and place margarine side down in muffin cup. Repeat with remaining marshmallows. Place pan on foil or cookie sheet during baking to guard against spillage.
Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pans. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over warm rolls. Sprinkle with nuts. Makes 16 rolls.
Note: To reheat, wrap in foil; heat at 375 for 5 to 10 minutes.
This is a great recipe to make with your kids one morning…..start training them now so they can make them for Mother’s Day breakfast.