Asiago Cheese Bread BLT’s!

I have this crazy love affair with asiago bread ever since Panera Bread began marketing it years and years ago.  I have not been able to locate a good recipe to bake it at home, so if you happen to know of one, PLEASE share it with me! 

Since our little acreage is way out in no-man’s land we don’t have a Panera Bread nearby . . . BUT, you’ll never believe the company that now bakes a fairly decent asiago bread?  None other than Wal-Mart.  Who would have thought?  But yes, even hubby says its not too bad!  This bread flies off the shelves due to those asiago lovers like me who don’t want to drive 60 miles to the closest Panera.

With the lazy days of summer upon us, nothing beats simplicity!  Sweet, simple living in the summertime!  What says simple summer livin’ more than a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich?  So with that dreamy thought in mind, I decided to make some “BLT’s” because the tomatoes are ripening in the garden at the speed of lightening with this warm summer.  I didn’t do anything different to this traditional sandwich other than usual. 
(Click on ‘read more’ below for more about this sandwich)

You know the routine:  cook (thick) slices of bacon and blot off the bacon fat with a paper towel, slice up some summer-ripe red tomatoes, sprinkle on some salt and pepper, add layers of lettuce, and slather on big dollops of mayonnaise on some toasted bread (but in this case, replace regular bread with asiago bread).  That’s it!  You can’t get this flavor combination at any other time of the year, so enjoy the bounty while it’s here!  It’s a different twist to an old-y, but good-y, and that’s one of the pluses of cooking . . . coming up with fresh, new ideas on old-takes.

This cheesy bread really gives your summer classic tomato sandwich a nice hint of Italian flavor.  Plus it is really, really flavorful. 

I also took a close-up shot of these pretty napkin rings that I picked up from Pier 1 Imports.  I love the colors of turquoise and sea green in the summertime to give a sense of ‘coolness’ to this hot environment that we have in the Carolina’s.  I think they’re just lovely!  The malanine plastic turquoise dishes are from Macy’s.  And the sea green fork and napkin are old standby’s of my kitchen and I can’t remember where I got them!

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  1. You are right, nothing beats a good BLT in the Summertime. In fact anytime. I loved eating these easy sandwiches as a child. Your use of the asiago bread brings it up a notch.

  2. I used to love wandering the rows of the very cluttered Pier One when I worked at the mall 100 years ago. They are much more organized these days!

    I think Walmart has some terrific breads. I had a tandoori naan from there recently that was so good as soon as I finished it, I wished I had more!

  3. have you ever had a blt w/a fried egg? i saw it in a movie and LOVED IT! i will ck out walmarts bread when i go this week-im always up for good bread!

  4. I lobe BLT sandwiches and I love them with coleslaw!!!!

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  5. I adore Asiago bread, as we all know a grat sandwich is all about the bread.

  6. I love love love love BLTs!!!!

  7. That sandwich looks amazing! I’m not even hungry and would love to eat that right now.


  8. That sandwich looks amazing! I’m not even hungry and would love to eat that right now.


  9. love those napkin rings and love pier 1!! that sandwich looks downright sinful!!


  10. This looks so over the top good, glad to follow your blog

  11. I’ll bet the BLT’s are really good on that bread. I’ll have to check Wal Mart next time I’m there.

  12. oh you can’t beat a good blt, and wow the cake is amazing great job


  13. Hello! I’m stopping by from New Friend Friday and I’m so glad I found your blog! It’s a great one :)

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  14. your blog is too yummy and am your newest follower. do follow back if you can:). Yummy Friday!!

  15. Sorry I don’t have a recipe for Asiago bread, but your sandwich looks amazing. My hubby loves Asiago cheese, and I always have some on hand.

  16. Hope you are having a GREAT Friday. I am here to follow you from Follow Friday. Hope you can follow me also.

    By the way, I am also having an apron giveaway on my blog right now. I do an APRON GIVEAWAY once a month, Hope you can enter. Terry

  17. Stopping by from Friday-Follow to thank you for joining us this week.

    Have a great day!

  18. You had me at asiago and there was no turning back after bacon. I’m your newest follower. Stop by when you get a chance.

  19. Looks delicious! New follower from Friday Follow!

  20. New Follower from Friday Follow! Looks like I am going to LOVE your blog!

  21. New follower from Friday Follow!

    I almost ate my computer screen, your site looks sooo delicious! :)

  22. So glad I stopped by from FF!!! This looks so delicious!!! So much yummy goodness here!!!! Will definitely be adding you to my reader and trying out some of these recipes!!! Happy Friday to you!

  23. I adore asiago cheese bread, but have never thought to use it for a BLT. Pardon me, I have to run to Panera now – the tomatoes are ripe!
    (Stopping by from Lady Bloggers Tea Party )

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