Every serious chef uses his or her Dutch oven constantly, and probably cast-iron skillets of every size too. Lodge Logic has supreme quality products and they are a fraction of the cost of the French Le Creuset line.
Cook up the bacon and set aside. Mix pancake mix and pour a small strip on the skillet. Place bacon on the strip of pancake batter and pour enough batter over the bacon strip to cover it. Cook as you normally would regular pancakes.
Grandma would only use her oven if she baked several items at one, like meat, potatoes and a pie or bread. In order to save money she used her electric skillet whenever possible. This is her electric skillet pot roast.