Saturday, July 20, 2013

One Bad-Ass BLT

Seriously. I'm such a slacker. It's pretty fricking hot here, so I don't want to do anything. Cook, work, clean, sleep, eat, it's all on the "it's too hot for this shit" list. The boy starts sweating the moment he emerges from the bathtub, and he's starting to actually look like a Jersey Greaser. His hair is so big he's channeling Bob Dylan circa '66. All I'm doing is laying around in my basement and trying to figure out how ice cream can qualify as dinner. It can't really.

But I can make a BLT. It does actually require cooking bacon on the stove top (unless you have some left over from breakfast, but who ever has leftover bacon?). Sorry about that. But if you can manage it, whip up some of this awesome spicy herbed sandwich spread and you'll wanna eat BLTs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner until this heat wave breaks.

Bad-ass BLTs for 3:

1 lb. bacon, cooked
2 large, heirloom tomatoes, sliced
a handful of green leaf lettuce
6 Slices of  fresh sourdough bread
3 Tbls olive oil
a large handful of fresh herbs, parsley and cilantro work nicely!
2 Tbls mayo
1 Tbls. dijon mustard
1 - 2 tsp. hot sauce, depending on taste
salt and pepper

In a blender or mini food processor, pulse the herbs and olive oil until well chopped. Add mayo, dijon, and hot sauce and pulse until combined. Spread 3 slices of bread with a generous portion. Top with sliced tomato, season with salt and pepper. Top with bacon and lettuce, another smear of spread, and the last slices of bread.

While you eat, check this out. It's uncanny.


sheri said...

hhahaha I lovvve the Bob Dylan comparison - he is too cute!! That sounds and looks so delicious, you have me possibly writing BACON on my shopping list .. and sourdough bread for that matter. ;)

Anonymous said...

Aww - Jude is adorable! Jackson's hair is growing at an alarming rate. I swear, we saw you about 3 weeks ago? We had just gotten a haircut then, and he already looks super shaggy and ready for another. Curly boys!
-Jenny C
PS. Jackson talks about Jude all of the time. "Remember, Jude was naked?!" (Because his shirt was off. I think that is stuck in Jackson's mind. I guess he doesn't see many naked torsos?)