I was going to write about another recipe today, but I thought a BLT couldn’t be a more representative recipe of America on Inauguration Day. There are several reasons why I love a good bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. One reason is that it hits all your senses – salty, sweet, bitter and sour. I think the last four years have tasted that way for me, but only the sweet part comes on a day like this, when Joe Biden is our new president, and Kamala Harris our new vice president. I understand party politics, and a different point of view, but the last four years has taken us all down to a new level, and I’m ready for restorative change.
I made this sandwich an open-faced sandwich, because I want to stress how important it is for our country to remain open-minded of each other’s views, and leave room in our hearts for listening. We have some huge obstacles to overcome, first and foremost, we have to stop this pandemic, and then, continue to create a country where people are truly equal, not just lip-service, but truly equal. I hope we can come together and have an open discussion about our fears, hopes, and dreams of what we would like for this country and have an understanding of all people’s needs.
As most of us already know, this sandwich is tasty, loved by most, and not that complicated to prepare. Let’s hope our future can be that way. So, when you make this BLT, think about it, and savor every bite, we’ve got work to do.
1/2 pound bacon
Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves
1 large tomato, any variety
(Makes 3-4 Sandwiches)
- Crisp bacon in a skillet until, deep golden brown. Place on a paper towel lined plate.
- Toast bread and slice tomato. Spread mayo on inside of bread.
- Top sliced bread with two lettuce leaves, tomato and two slices of bacon. Repeat until bacon is gone.