Up until this week, the hot, humid weather we’ve been having has created a bit of a boom in our garden. Most vegetable plants love hot weather – the hotter, the better. So long as you keep everything watered, the plants are in heaven.
One of our plants that has done better than expected is the cucumber. I planted one – ONE! – cucumber plant on a whim to fill in an empty spot. It’s now growing in a very weedy patch, and thriving. I think we’ve picked about 10 cucumbers from it so far this summer, from one plant.
What to do with all these cucumbers? Last night I had a bit of a brain storm, and came up with this idea: cucumber and bacon. Add in some lettuce for filler. It’s a BLC instead of a BLT! My husband made his a BLCT, so you could do that, too. This is dead simple, but if you want to make your own, you will need:
* cucumber, sliced about 1/2″ thick (about four slices per sandwich)
* lettuce (one or two leaves per sandwich)
* bacon (about two slices her sandwich)
* bread (we used whole-grain oatmeal bread)
* fresh ground pepper
* Optional: tomato slices
Toast your bread. Cook your bacon to the desired crispiness (I like mine crispy but not burnt).
Spread a thin layer of mayo on the toast. Assemble the sandwich: lettuce, bacon, cucumber, pepper, and tomato if you want. (I didn’t add salt because bacon is salty enough).
An interesting conundrum came up with this meal: how do you photograph a sandwich and make it look good? I tried several different ways before finally just holding the sandwich up in front of me and snapping a photo. I love the website Scanwiches, where they scan the cut edge of a sandwich using a flatbed scanner, but I didn’t feel like digging out our scanner, plugging it in, finding drivers, etc etc. Anyway, I think this worked!