If you're not achin' for bacon right now, you will be by the end of this week. We'll share recipes using an ingredient that, while not the healthiest, is definitely the tastiest. Today's comes from the Food Network's Tyler Florence.
1 lb. elbow macaroni
4 cups milk
2 or 3 sprigs thyme
4 cloves garlic, smashed and divided
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
5 1/2 cups shredded sharp white Cheddar
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
4 slices bacon, cut crosswise into thin strips
1 large onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, smashed
Leaves from 1/4 bunch fresh thyme
For directions on how to prepare this recipe, follow this link.