There is a small problem in my house: my husband does not like tomatoes. Sure, he'll eat tomato sauce, but do not try to serve that man a tomato and mayonnaise sandwich; in fact don't even eat it in front of him.
Though he helped plant 16 tomato starters in our vegetable garden this year and has lovingly weeded them, pruned, and nurtured them. He still refuses to eat a ripe, perfectly seasoned, raw tomato. And I refuse to make dinner twice.
We've found a brilliantly simple solution for the nights when I want nothing more than a juicy, crunchy, smokey, sweet BLT. May I introduce you to the BLP - the bacon, lettuce, peach sandwich. This sandwich may be the salvation of easy summer suppers in the Splawn house.
A nice ripe peach, sliced thickly and sprinkled with salt and pepper is about as satisfying as any heirloom tomato you've eaten so far this summer. Paired with smokey bacon, crisp lettuce, and a hearty smear of tangy mayonnaise - you won't even miss that tomato.
The BLP sandwich
2 slices hearty wheat toast
mustard, I like spicy brown for the BLP
2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked crisp
1 large ripe peach, thickly sliced
salt and pepper
4-5 leaves crisp lettuce, such as bib
Slather one slice of bread with mayonnaise, the other with mustard. Stack the bacon on top of one slice of bread. Top with the peach slices and season with salt and pepper. Top with the lettuce, followed by the remaining slice of bread. Devour.