Mar 19, 2009

Warm Ham Sandwiches with Mustard Poppy Dressing

I usually try 3-4 new recipes every "recipe cycle" (basically I plan out all my recipes for half a month because John gets paid twice a month). We only keep recipes that we all love. Needless to say, it's been a while since I've added a recipe to my book. This was a good week for recipes though. I was surprised by how good these were; they seemed to simple. John usually doesn't like mustard on his sandwiches (just Sonny's sauce - weirdo!). He loved these too.

Warm Ham Sandwiches with Mustard Poppy Dressing

1/3 cup butter softened
1/3 cup mustard
1/2 cup dried minced onion
2 tsp poppy seeds
rolls (or your preferred bread)
deli ham
swiss cheese

Combine butter, mustard, onion, and poppy sides. Spread over both sides of rolls. Put ham and cheese on bottom halves; replace tops. Wrap each sandwich in foil. Bake at 350 deg. for 6-10 minutes. NOTE: I found that the dressing was enough for 12 sandwiches but I used smaller rolls. Also, I tried these in the toaster oven and they worked great.

Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob

We grilled out last night and had corn on the cob. While searching on the internet for how to grill corn on the cob (never done that before) we came across this recipe. We had to tweak it a little because we didn't have everything but it ended up being awesome! A little spicy but we like spicy things.

Spicy Grilled Corn on the Cob

1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
cayenne pepper to taste (okay, we had none so I used about 2 tsp of pampered chef chiptole rub)
salt & pepper to taste
corn ears, husked and cleaned

Spread butter on ears of corn. Combine all spices. Roll corn in mixture of spices then place each piece in tin foil (shiny side in). Grill on Medium heat for 20-25 minutes.

Mar 9, 2009

rbt Bags Fall 2009, Handmade Oilcloth Bags, Oilcloth Accessories and More!

Welcome to rbt Bags Fall 2009! Whether your goal is fashion or function, we think our fall oilcloth selection will meet your changing needs.  To find out how to shop all of our products, click on the "shop" link at the top of this page.

We are in the process of launching our new selection of oilcloth aprons, lunch boxes and splat mats!  These are the only items in our selection that are not handmade by us.  If we thought we could make them any cuter (or more affordably) ourselves we would!  However, if handmade is your thing, then we have that too.  Our handmade oilcloth bags, wallets, ID cases, lanyards, koozies, checkbook covers, journals, and more make great gifts!  Whatever your pleasure, we're sure to please!

Thanks for stopping by and check back often as we've been known to add new products from time to time!


Mar 7, 2009

rbt Bags Roll 'n Stash Feature

Our large and XL unlined tote bags come standard with an attached piece of elastic to allow for our roll 'n stash function.  You have the option to add a velcro closure to the lined version of these bags, which also allows for the roll 'n stash function.  The roll 'n stash function enables you to roll your bag up and store it closed, while it's not in use, so that you can conveniently "stash" the bag away until it's needed again!  The bags are available for sale at our Etsy shop.

Below are instructions on how to use the "roll 'n stash" feature of our tote bags.

How to roll up the lined large and xl tote bags with the velcro closure add on:

How to roll up the unlined large and xl tote bags:

rbt Oilcloth Tote Bags

Large Oilcloth Tote Bag, Lined $38, Unlined $20.

Extra Large Oilcloth Tote Bags, lined $55, Unlined $30.   

Pockets and closures can be added to any of our lined tote bags here.

Mar 6, 2009

Table Done!

This was one heck of a project.  A few posts back you can see the before of the table.  It took 8 coats of paint to get it like this (2 primer, 2 flat black, 3 satin black, 1 top coat).  Whoa!  Also I found these slipcovers which I love but they don't fit the chairs perfectly so I going to do a little sewing on them.  I feel so thrifty!  A flea market table, craigslist chairs, and a bunch of hard work made a beautiful dining room!

My first effort at wall wording... I really like it.  I'm going to try to find a bible verse to put above the stairwell.

Mar 2, 2009


About a month ago we sold our table on Craigslist (it was too big for our space here).  So we have been off and on looking and finally found a table at a thrift store.  We then found some chairs in north Atlanta (on Craigslist, they were cheap, clean, and sturdy but the seats are stained so they have to be recovered).  For the past week we have slowly been working on sanding, priming, and painting everything.  Still have to work on buying or making slipcovers for the chairs.  This project has been a little more work than I planned.

So far...