1 box (12 ounce) shaped pasta ( I used CorkScrew)
In a medium sauce pan, heat the bacon grease and the garlic. Cook the garlic until it starts to brown and become fragrant.
Add the chopped cherry tomatoes. Cook the tomatoes until they are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
Chop the cooked bacon into bacon bits. Set aside about 1/4 cup of bacon bits and add the rest of the bacon bits to the bowl of pasta. Mix together.
I served my Salad in a glass Trifle bowl, so that the layers would show. If you don’t have a Trifle dish, you could just use a glass bowl or a regular bowl.
I let the salad chill for about 30 minutes and then brought it out and let it come to room temperature before serving.