Sunday, August 8, 2010
Summer Sandwich Simplicity: BLT
When the weather gets hot I tend not to want to cook. On a rare hot day I tend not to want to eat... but as I said. that is a rare day. When the days are long and hot and the family needs to be fed I want something easy, simple, delicious, refreshing and satisfying.
Luckily I can go out back to my deck. Our tomatoes are having a glorious year. They are feeding us well. We toss them into salads and into sandwiches. A favorite of ours requires just 5 items: bacon, lettuce, tomato, whole wheat bread and mayonnaise. The simple and satisfying BLT is a summer favorite for lunch or dinner... with iced tea, a cold beer or a glass of chilled wine.
Ingredients (per sandwich):
3 - 4 slices of cooked bacon
3 - 4 thinly cut slices of tomato
a few pieces of lettuce
2 slices of hearty whole wheat bread, toasted
1 tbs good quality mayonnaise (We use Hellman's Light)
Pepper to taste
Cook bacon and set aside. (I prefer to cook in the microwave, about 1 minute per slice.)
Spread mayonnaise on both sides of bread. Place bacon on one slice. Top with tomatoes, then lettuce. Add pepper to the other slice if desired. Place other slice of bread on top and cut in half.
My kids like this with a pickle and chips, of course.