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A Love Letter to the BLT

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Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration.

This is less lunch note and more love letter to summer's best lunch: the BLT. Late August is the sandwich's seasonal apex, and the BLT is not well-suited to the lunchbox where it gets soggy and charmless. As a parent freed of packed lunches for two weeks, my plan has been to serve my kids as many BLTs as possible. 

I probably can't teach you anything new about making a BLT (though I will share my favorite trick, learned from 'Wichcraft, which is to toast just one side of the bread and turn the toasted side inward, so you still get a crunchy bite but you don't cut your gums on the bread!). You can see I used heirloom tomatoes and a few gold cherry tomatoes, and basil instead of lettuce. I guess this makes it a BBT technically -- a variation I'd recommend even to purists.

Happy Labor Day, all -- next week, it's back to the lunch box!

What's in your lunch today? See some of the twins' past lunches

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Tags: Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Lunch, Back to School, Summer, Amanda & Merrill, Not Sad Desk Lunch, Kids