I know it looks awful but man it tastes good. I came up with this last summer when I kept losing parts of my BLT sandwich onto my iPad or computer as I ate lunch. I decided to share my first of this summer with you.
I make oatmeal bread. It's soft and when it's fresh out of the breadmaker it doesn't hold the slices of tomato without falling apart. After wiping tomato and mayo off my iPad screen or laptop keys several times as the sandwich fell apart I decided something had to give. Either I had to give up my BLTs or figure out a new way to eat them. Not wanting to go without I came up with this.
Instead of making a sandwich I tore up the bread into small bites, cut the tomato the same way and took my kitchen scissors to the bacon. I didn't have any lettuce so that's why it's -L. Shredded lettuce works in this well.
Mix them all together with mayo or Miracle Whip. Salt and pepper to taste and voila. A BLT-L bowl. I eat mine with a spoon. It's easier since I'm usually reading while I eat lunch. I know, bad for the waistline but I'm not giving it up.
It's a yummy way to eat a BLT without getting your hands messy.
I mentioned the oatmeal bread and thought I'd give you the recipe. It's easy and oh so good. I use a bread machine but you could easily make this the old fashioned way. It makes one loaf.
1 cup + a little more water (depends on how fluffy you want your bread and how often you make bread)
3 cups bread flour
3/4 - 1 cup oatmeal (I use old fashioned not instant)(Actually I grab a handful rather than measuring it)
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 package dry yeast
Put it in the bread maker pan in the order listed.
Set machine to a sweet bread. I use a light crust setting but that's up to you.
Wait for the wonderful aroma wafting throughout your kitchen several hours later. However long it takes your machine. Mine is 2:50.
If you make bread without the machine I'm figuring you know how to mix this up, knead it, let it rise and bake it without my writing it out.
It's wonderful bread.
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