C has noted on several occassions that I don't do well with cooking anything that requires close attention to timing, so cooking the bacon is normally out... but a recent experiment has cleared me for bacon cooking duty. Oven roasted crispy bacon:
Line a baking sheet with foil. Arrange bacon slices on the foil and place on the center rack of a cold oven. Close oven door and turn the oven on to 400°F.
Start checking around the 15 minute mark. The exact time will depend on the thickness of the bacon slices, and also on how quickly your oven reaches the target temperature.
Remove the pan from the oven. Transfer the bacon to another sheet pan lined with paper towels to absorb the fat.