Fry the bacon until crispy in large frying pan. Pour off most of the grease (but not all)...oh what the heck leave it all in there if you want to. Break the bacon into pieces. Chop the cabbage into pieces removing the hard center. Add the cabbage to the pan containing the bacon. Add the seasonings and water. Cook covered over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir then continue
cooking until desired tenderness.