I honestly do not know why I have waited this long to make bacon mac and cheese. Absolutely delicious. Who doesn't love bacon? Okay, I have a love hate relationship with bacon... I hate how fatty it is but I love the taste. Can I tell you a secret - I trim the fat off my bacon. You'll notice in the photo below the bacon pieces don't have much fat. That's because I trimmed it before I fried it. Another weird thing - I look at every package of bacon in the store until I find one that I feel has enough meat. If there is no package that has enough meat I don't buy it, even if it is a super great sale. I think those are all my weird bacon quirks, except that I like crispy bacon... but I don't feel that is a quirk, just a taste/texture preference. Now on to the delicious dish. One more thing - I did not actually use Macaroni in this - we were out, so I guess I should have put my Macaroni in quotes like girlichef. :)
Bacon Mac & CheeseStart your pasta water to heating (add 1-3 Tbsp salt to the water). I tend to forget to cook the pasta (or even start the water) until I want to add the pasta to the sauce.