Start your bacon first. I use no-nitrite, sugar-free thick bacon and prepare it in the oven. If you've never done bacon in the oven, DO IT! On a baking sheet that has a lip all the way around it, (cover with foil for a quick, easy cleanup) lay 6-7 strips of thick bacon. Put in a COLD oven and turn on to 400 degrees. Bake for 20-23 minutes (thin sliced takes less time). You'll have perfect, crisp bacon and there is no need to stand over it so you're free to do other things till the timer goes off. Once done, remove bacon from baking sheet and lay on paper towels to drain.