There I was in the grocery store yesterday and I suddenly realized that it was the end of July, which meant time was running out. Running out for what, you ask? Tomato sandwiches. A chill came over me as I looked into the future, a future without fresh picked tomatoes. A future without a BLT! By coincidence, this realization came to me as I was standing next to the bacon section of the store. And there was a package of thick cut, applewood smoked bacon warning me that the season for making a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich wouldn't last forever. So, even though I had planned on fixing a soothing curry for my cold, I decided to make BLT's instead.
After I grabbed the bacon, I was off on a search for the perfect bread. Normally, I use whole wheat, but could only find inferior loaves. Just then, the bakery pulled individual ciabatta breads out of the oven. That would do.
Make sure you eat the sandwich well over the plate, to catch the lucious liquid dripping out of it. How you deal with that liquid is your big decision. You can sop it up with a piece of bread or lick it off the plate (my solution). But, if you put the plate in the sink with the liquid left on it........ Well, I think you need an Intervention.