Morning comes early with the sound of baby Poppy playing with her feet over the monitor. All three of us groggy, slow and rocking major bed head. A lazy Sunday usually involves a real homemade breakfast. Waffles, pancakes, eggs, something normally covered in syrup or butter. The baby is up and changed while the coffee is brewing (priorities people). Then tackle breakfast.
Once breakfast and coffee are ready, we hunker down in the TV room just sipping, munching on food, playing with baby and chatting with CBS Sunday Morning playing in the background. I call this my ideal lazy Sunday morning.
Lunch rolls around after much lounging in our PJs and we are hungry again. We need something easy, quick and Sunday worthy.
Bacon. Luckily we always have some in the freezer. Bread. I don’t think we have ever been without bread in our house. Lettuce and tomatoes. Yes! I have some left from our killer Cobb salad we ate this week.
BLT. BLT. BLT. Simple ingredients, delicious results. The answer to a lazy Sunday lunch. And fortunately for me, this glorious sandwich is best prepared by the hubs. So I get to sit back relax and continue the lazy-fest until lunch is ready.
Sunday is my new favorite day of the week.
Lazy Sundays call for lazy lunches. The classic BLT is easy, satisfying and you probably have most of the ingredients. Cook your bacon in the oven and your lunch is 80% done. Spend less time cooking and more time relaxing this Sunday.
Makes 2 sandwiches. Recipe double and triples easily.
*Note: we love oven baking our bacon. It is easy and fuss free. Simply lay bacon on a baking sheet and let it fry up for about 15-20 minutes. Just make sure to check it half way and flip’em. Also we like thick good quality bacon for this sandwich. Since bacon is really the star, splurge a little. Lastly we tend to go a little bacon heavy on these so feel free to adjust if you’d prefer.
- 8 Thick slices bacon*
- 4 leaves lettuce (romaine or iceberg)
- 4 big tomato slices
- 4 slices white bread, toasted
- 2 tablespoons mayo
Preheat oven to 375°. Lay bacon in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until bacon is crispy. Flip bacon halfway.
Remove bacon from the oven and place the slices on a plate with a paper towel to drain some of the fat. Hide bacon from others in your house.
Toast bread, in a toaster or the oven. Spread mayo on all 4 slices of bread, half a tablespoon on each slice. Cut bacon in half and layer over 2 slices of bread. Add tomatoes and season with salt. Top with the crunchy lettuce and add the second piece of bread.
Slice the BLT in half for easy sandwich handling and eat immediately.