Saturday, April 21, 2012

Sandwiches and a Bit of Bling

My daughter is home for the weekend which means she will have friends at her house....hungry friends. I make all kinds of food for them but I really like having an assortment of sandwiches so they can grab them and go.


First I made roast beef sandwiches. I love using full grain mustard. I spread some on rye bread.


I bought horseradish cheddar cheese which goes so well with the roast beef.


Pile it high with the thinly shaved beef.


Top it with some Swiss cheese.


I tell the kids to warm them just before eating to bring out the flavor.


I also made Buffalo chicken sandwiches. This time I used a Russian whole grain mustard which is slightly sweet.

I spread on some of my oven roasted tomatoes.



I layered some roasted sliced chicken, Buffalo cheddar cheese and ham. These will be grilled before serving.


Sorry for the blur but it is really hard taking one handed photos of your left hand. I decided my injured paw needed some bling to make it feel better. Plus, Monday is my 60th birthday. I am officially old. So some bling was definitely in order. This ring is by one of my favorite designers, Stephen Webster. He designed a line called The 7 Deadly Sins. It is fabulous! Click here to see the collection: http://rantchick.com/stephen-websters-seven-deadly-sins-ring-collection/

This is called the 'thorn claw ring' from his Thorn Collection. It is a faceted clear rhinestone held in place by black enamel and diamond claws. Look at my swollen fingers! I will have to get this sized down when the swelling goes away.

Nice huh?

My hand might be bent this way for a while even when the brace comes off!


Slightly better photo! Happy birthday me! 60....wow!!!!

25 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Happy Birthday, Joyce! A Taurus, no wonder you cook and entertain like a dream! And make life absolutely wonderful for your family and friends. Nice blingy ring. I will check out that site. I think sandwiches are the ultimate comfort food, almost better than a 3-course meal! Have a wonderful birthday weekend. xo

jody said...

yum your sandwiches look great! happy monday birthday! love your ring it looks great on those swollen fingers and fancy attire on your hand and arm! enjoy your day!

Patty Woodland said...

Happy Birthday indeed!
some collection of rings!
Sloth was calling my name - as it usually does. heh

I hope you enjoy your visit with your daughter and your birthday in spite of your brace.

Robin Larkspur said...

I think your brace and bling make you look very SteamPunk'ish!! Good luck! and HEY!!! happpy Birthday

Cuisine de Provence said...

Don't you know that 60 is the new 40? Happy birthday, get better real soon and many happy returns of the day!

edenhills said...

What a great birthday present to yourself! Happy birthday!

chickpea678 said...

Happy birthday early! Hope you've planned something that you will enjoy!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!

A very warm early Happy Birthday Wish!!!

-chuckle- At 60, you will be officially old, hu? Let's not think what my 75, would be called! ,-)

That is some cast-y-thing, you've got on there!

WOW! Those rings!!!!!!!

Repeat... Happy Birthday!

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Forget the sandwiches, they do look heavenly. I love, love, love your new ring. I'm going to look at his collection. Watch it with the 60's crap, it really is wonderful. I'll be 67 this year.

petoskystone said...

Happy birthday! Hoping the stars shine & the planets sing for you this year :) I think that your cast needs some racing stripes painted on it. Lovely sparkly.

TARYTERRE said...

BLING. I LOVE BLING. That is one GORGEOUS ring. Looks fabulous with your wrap. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to YOU and many more. ENJOY! I can't believe all you've been doing with your hand, like that. I'm hoping it will straighten out when the time comes. Meanwhile... Save me a sandwich. They look scrumptious. Take care.

LindaG said...

Happy Birthday!
We are not old at 60. ;o)

Hope the bling helps you heal! :o)

How do you get the beef sliced so thinly?

Have a blessed Sunday! ♥

Lois said...

I want to see your tattoos!!! They are peeking from behind your bandages... I hope your hand is healing, the ring will make it feel better. I am 50 in Sept, a decade year.

Barb said...

I firmly believe in buying oneself a birthday gift!!! Enjoy the week-end with your daughter. Oh and I think the ring definitely improves that cast!!!!

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Happy Birthday !!!!! And NO YOU'RE NOT OLD AT ALL !!!!
Wonderful ring. It is so beautiful with the large stone. That is a great present.
I hope you'll have a wonderful birthday. Have fun !!

Marigold said...

Happy Birthday! The Goatmother will be 60 this year. We try not to tell her she is old because then she might not give us any Peanuts. Your ring is lovely. It somehow reminds me of a little frog. :)

Nellie said...

Happy birthday, Joyce! I, too, am a Taurus, with my birthday coming on Wednesday! Just a bit older, however. Our first child was born on my 33rd birthday, and she will be 39. I'll let you do the math.:)
Sounds like a marvelous choice of sandwiches for those guests at your house!
I continue to send along wishes for speedy healing with that hand!

Candace said...

Happy Birthday, Joyce! I can tell you from experience that 60 in wonderful! And no 60 year young woman should celebrate that milestone without bling - way to go! Don't worry if your hand is bent like the when the cast comes off - the physical therapist will fix it (this also spoken from experience)! Have a great day tomorrow!
Cheers!

injoyinmylife said...

I agree with Beverly - because I'm 62 and 60 really is the new 40. Anyway, love the bling on your finger. So sorry about your booboo though. Okay, now on to food. Please make all my sandwiches from now on. Thanks!

Ina in Alaska said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!! I am right behind you. I'll be 60 in July. Can hardly believe it.

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that ring. I am going to check out the website. Enjoy it & wear it in good health as the saying goes... Gives your arm some glamour!

rubynreba said...

Happy Birthday! I came from Pricilla's blog to wish you a great day. Hope your hand gets better soon!

Marg said...

Pricilla told us that you were having a birthday today so we came to wish you a very Happy Day. Also to send some purrs and woofs for that hand to get all better. Great ring. Take care and have a great day.

Dee said...

Hope your birthday is a wonderful one. Love the ring!!!

RiverBend Farm said...

Just came across your blog and, uh-oh, saw that turning 60 is officially old..yikes! I'm there next month. I'll have to read more to find out what happened to your hand.
I'm super bad on my hands!

SharleneT said...

I'm late on the birthday wishes, Joyce, but they are heartfelt, nonetheless. Thank God, the ladies have clarified that 60 is the new 40 -- that helps in my own age calculations. We cougars have to use whatever tools are at hand. Speaking of hand, Lordy, what a contraption. Sleeping must be a whole new experience. Hugs.