BLTA Grilled Cheese

Movie in the park date night entailed BLTA’s per the husbands request.

This particular night we wanted a delicious BLTA and received a mushy, soggy replica of what should be a crunchy sandwich. We reached the park, got settled in and began to open the cooler of delicious dinner remedies to fill our tummies. As I was scoping out the cooler and lifting and prodding to get to the sandwiches below the pile of chips, I encounter a white milky substance resembling my sons cup of milk. This liquid was all over everything. I mean everything.

I pull out the sandwiches which were wrapped in foil, to find a disaster of wet soggy bread. My sandwich was completely wasted and was not at all salvageable. My husbands on the other hand was partially ruined. He was gracious enough to share half of his half with me. We spent the rest of the time filling up on chip, nuts and chocolate. Although I had very little BLTA, the little I had was quite delicious.

I’ll be opting for another BLTA in the comfort of our own home soon!

Dinner equaled disappointment. Learn from me, do not put liquid near food while in a cooler.

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Ingredients:

  • Homemade bread (I did not have time for this last minute idea and used Dave’s Killer bread instead)

Homemade Garlic Butter:

  • Butter
  • Garlic Salt
  • Sea Salt
  • Italian Seasoning

Toppings:

  • Tomatoes
  • Bacon
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado
  • Cheese (optional)
  • Cucumbers (optional)

In a small bowl mix together butter, garlic salt, sea salt and Italian seasoning. I do this to taste depending on how many sandwiches I am making.

Spread on top of bread.

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On one half of each sandwich, place a slice of cheese.

Toast bread in a toaster oven or broil in regular oven at 550 degrees until nice and crispy.

Mash avocado and spread on top of the slice of bread without cheese.

IMG_5997Meanwhile, cook bacon and begin to layer your BLTA.

*For bacon tips click here
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Layer on cucumbers and tomatoes. (I used fresh cherry tomatoes from our garden)

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Top with lettuce and VIOLA you have an incredible BLTA grilled cheese sandwich. 

When packing and carrying your meals outside of the home, just remember not to place them by milk or any liquid for that matter that can spill. :) If you follow my instructions, you will be pleased.

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Even though our dinner was unsatisfying due to the spillage of milk, we still had a blast with our son and spending time together as a family. 
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While our sandwiches turned to a disaster, I also forgot Cooper’s meal sitting on the counter at home. So he partook in cashews and cranberries for his protein…..

Always crossing his legs….. like mother like son. :)

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Always a happy baby!

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Just goes to show how important family time is. With or without dinner, the night was still a success.

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