3 thin slices of bread (you favorite)
1 slice of your favorite cheese (or more if desired)
2 slices crisply cooked bacon *
2 thin slices red ripe tomato
2 leaves of washed and dried lettuce of your liking
mayonnaise and soft butter
To cook the bacon preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile cover a large pan with foil and lay the rashers of bacon side by side. Place in the oven and set the timer for 20 minutes. Check for desired doneness and cook a few more minutes if necessary. Remove the bacon to paper towels and drain well.
Preheat griddle or heavy skillet to medium high heat. Meanwhile butter all three slices of bread on one side. Place cheese between two slices of bread making a sandwich buttered side out. Place the sandwich and the third slice of bread in the hot pan and toast to a golden brown. Turn the sandwich and repeat for the other side. Remove the single slice when it has toasted and set aside. Remove the grilled cheese when done.
To build the club sandwich slather a bit of mayonnaise on the top of the grilled cheese sandwich as it sits before you. Place the halved strips of bacon atop the mayo, then the tomato slices and lettuce. Top with the last slice of bread but add a smear of mayonnaise to the not toasted side and place it atop the lettuce. Slice the sandwich into the desired portions and enjoy this marriage of two of my favorites!.