Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The bounty of August: BLT
When my mom or dad would make BLTs growing up, no one every felt like they got enough bacon. My mom would stand at the range, listing to the news as she cooked the it. She'd place the crispy slices on a paper-towel covered plate. Someone would always walk over and steal pieces of the bacon, running out of the room before she noticed.
BLTs seem like a perfect summer meal to me- featuring amazing home grown tomatoes and limited preparation time. Don't use grocery store, imported tomatoes for this. Please find some heirloom tomatoes from a farmer's market. There's a huge difference!
If you made the cobb salad yesterday, you might have leftover bacon. Put that to use by whipping up some BLTs. (Please note, I ran out of "L" for mine in the picture, but it was still delicious with the B and the T!)
Bread - toasted
Tomatoes - sliced (either get a really big one or use 3-4 slices from a small tomato per sandwich)
Bacon- go the healthier route with turkey bacon or use your favorite bacon
Lettuce- I prefer something with some crunch.
Directions- toast bread, spread with your favorite topping like Mayo or peanut butter, layer lettuce, tomatoes and bacon, top with other bread piece.
BLTs are a key ingredient in the perfect picnic meal.