The Ultimate BLT | Baseball season picnic food
I know I’m not the only one who has three kids on three separate baseball teams who all play all week long. IT makes dinner a real task because the kids have to be at the field around 5pm and don’t get home until 8:30pm. When you feed the kids at 4:30 and then they play for three hours, they are starving again. And Mr. Hedin and I watch from the sidelines starving.
A few seasons ago I discovered that if I make this sandwich at 4pm (make extra bacon and the kids can eat bacon and eggs at 4:30 which they LOVE) and pack it in a picnic basket with a bag of chips and a flask of vodka, we all win.
The great part about this sandwich is that it’s super simple to pull together and tastes AMAZING. It also needs to sit a little bit to really taste the best so making it at 4 is actually a good thing.
THE ULTIMATE BLT
In a medium hot skillet, cook the bacon until crispy.
In the blender, whip together the avocado with milk, olive oil, and mayonnaise. Add herbs and mix one more time.
Scoop out the interior of the bread to reveal an open center. Smear the avocado mixture on both sides of the bread.
Layer lettuce on top of the avocado spread. Top lettuce with tomato, top tomato with 3 strips of bacon. Repeat the layers starting with lettuce two more times.
Smear the remaining avocado spread on the top of the loaf and cap off the sandwich. Press down with a cutting board and something heavy or just your own pressure for a few minutes.
Slice the loaf and serve.
1 loaf ciabatta bread
12 strips of bacon
6 large tomatoes
1 head butter lettuce
12 slices provolone cheese
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tbs milk
2 tbs olive oil
¼ cup basil
1 tbs thyme