I'm not a fan of bacon at all, but once in a while I still get down with a BLT, actually, a BLAT (gotta have some avocado). In fact, I made some up for lunch this week, which I wouldn't have done, but my tomatoes were finally ready to pick. You can make or break a BLT with the quality of tomato, and tomatoes, moreso than just about anything else, are way better out of the garden than store-bought. Anyway, whole wheat bread, a liberal amount of cream cheese, thick-cut, peppered bacon, fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce, and a good avocado and you've got yourself a serious sandwich.
Also, Dan, that's a perfectly reasonable solution to your problem, I probably would have done the same thing.