Two things you can count on in my house at all times is homemade bloody mary mix and cooked bacon in the fridge. The best way to cook bacon is on parchment paper (not to be confused with wax paper) in the oven.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment, make sure a little bit is over the edges to catch the grease, not too much or it will burn. Place bacon on the sheet not touching. It can overlap a little, place in the oven, midway through when it shrinks, make sure you separate, if the bacon is touching, it won’t cook evenly.
Bake for about eight minutes, then check on it, never over cook the bacon where it looks crispy, if you overcook to look crunchy, it disintergrates in your mouth, not pleasant. And you also want it a little undercooked so you can reheat in the microwave when you want to use in the future. When you reheat your bacon in the microwave, it takes like ten seconds. Very easy to overcook, so keep an eye on it.
You can flip the bacon or leave it alone, when it looks done but not overdone, place on newspaper or paper towels.
If you want to cook another batch of bacon, just place it right on the pan with the grease from the previous batch. An important tip, place pan on stove or on hot pads on the counter and let cool, the grease will congeal and you can carefully pick up the parchment paper (over the trash can), then take your trash out so you house won’t smell like grease.
Place cooled cooked bacon in a Ziploc bag and presto you have cooked bacon, if you can resist eating the pound of hot, yummy bacon.