1     pound bacon 
Cooking methods are listed from messiest to neatest.
To fry: Heat skillet over medium high heat.  Lay bacon slices in bottom of pan without overlapping.  You will have to do at least a couple batches to cook the whole package.  Cover with a lid to prevent getting splattered with hot grease.  Flip bacon over and cook on other side until browned nicely.  Place cooked bacon on a layer of paper towels to drain.
To bake:  Heat oven to 400.  Place bacon on broiler pan without overlapping slices.  Bake for 15 minutes, flip then bake approximately another 5 minutes until crispy.  Place cooked bacon on a layer of paper towels to drain.
To microwave:  Layer 5 paper towels on microwave turntable.  Place 5 slices of bacon on top without overlapping.  Place 2 paper towels over top.  Microwave on high for 3 minutes and check for done-ness.  Add more time if needed.  Place cooked bacon on a fresh layer of paper towels to drain.
Cook the entire package and place unused slices in a ziplock bag and keep in freezer until ready to use.  To make bacon bits, place cooked bacon in a food processor and pulse until chopped, or crumble by hand when cooled.
 8  Servings

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