Today’s post is on one of my favorite things about summer. The bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, or the BLT. It’s just the perfect summer meal. Simple and delicious!
Making this BLT also marked the first time I have ever attempted cooking bacon. You’ll notice that the photos of this step are conspicuously absent. At first, this was because I was more worried about not burning myself than taking pictures. In the end, it was because I burnt the crap out of the bacon and filled my apartment full of smoke. In fact, the pieces of bacon that made it into the picture (plus enough for one more sandwich) ended up being the only pieces I ate. The rest made it into the garbage can. Since then, I’ve heard I should try cooking bacon in the microwave or in the oven, so I’ll have to try that. In the meantime, I’m happy with Oscar Meyer fully cooked bacon. Shh, don’t tell.
Everything you need for a BLT. Bread, tomato, lettuce, bacon, miracle whip, salt and pepper.
First, I sliced up my tomato. Then I fried my bacon, but we’ve already established that I won’t be showing you that step.
Then I toasted my bread.
Followed by a generous slathering of miracle whip. Seriously tomato, plus the “tangy zip of Miracle whip” is just wonderful.
Then I showed how completely weird and anal I am by cutting my tomato so I could put it in one single layer. Cause I’m strange like that and I don’t like it doubled up. I’m also a strange person who doesn’t like the meat too thick on my sandwiches either.
Salt and pepper the tomato. Usually I go all out and salt and pepper the other side of the bread too. Wild woman, I know.
Add your bacon, if it’s edible.
Then add your lettuce. Normally, lettuce picked out of a salad mix is not what I would use, but it’s what I had so that’s what you get.
Then put your sandwich together and eat! And use a napkin because it will drip yummy goodness everywhere!
The beautiful thing about summer, though? I’m just as happy with a simple tomato sandwich, where you’re done assembling after you salt and pepper your tomato. Which is exactly what I had with the rest of my tomatoes after I dumped my burnt bacon in the trash can and hauled it out to the dumpster while my apartment smelled like bacon for 3 days.