Bacon? How do you cook it?
I came upon this method of cooking bacon from watching the food network. I have been cooking my bacon like this for sometime, and loving it I might add, but realized last night I have forgotten to share the love. So, to be real, I must say, this is not my pic, I stole it. I do that! And, I don't use real bacon, I love Turkey bacon you can buy from Costco (I know, anyone who knows me at all has to know I got it from Costco). Anyway, on with the goods. So, turn your oven onto broil. As it is heating up, line your cookie sheet with foil (you don't have to do this, I just like to) space out your bacon like the picture above (I overlap a little), and then put the cookie sheet on the 2nd rack of the oven (or top if you really want to watch it super carefully). Then, just wait. Mine takes about 5 minutes, or a little longer, it depends on how you like your bacon. I like mine crispy!!! I would be really careful the first time you do it, and figure out your oven.
My favorite recipe for using bacon is Pasta Carbonara. I absolutely love it. This is a doubled recipe.
1 package of noodles (I use spaghetti or linguine)
2 cups of half and half
1/4 cup butter
1 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 parsley dried (1/2 cup fresh)
12 or more strips of bacon
Cook noodles according to directions. For sauce. Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat, then add half and half and beaten eggs. Continue to cook on medium heat until sauce thickens. Do not boil. Continue to stir while it is cooking. If you must walk away, try to stir at least once every minute. It is done when it coats the spoon thickly (about 6 minutes). (***sometimes you overcook it, don't worry, it won't be perfect, but life isn't perfect and it still tastes good, it just isn't as creamy and smooth). After sauce and pasta are cooked, mix together, then add parsley and parmesan cheese. You are done, and you have a dish to please the masses.
My kids absolutely love this dish. I serve this often with grilled chicken and grilled veges. Super yummy. Or, just add a side salad and you are done (you have your protein in the bacon, so it is all good).