In food processor put the garlic and chop fine.  Add all 
 remaining ingredients except the oil.  Blend until all is well 
 mixed.  Slowly add oil while blending, then blend for 2 
 minutes.  
 Tear up one head of romaine lettuce into bitesize pieces.  Mix 
 approx. 1/2 of dressing in.  Sprinkle on 1/4 cup parmesan 
 cheese, 1/4 cup bacon bits and 1/2 cup croutons.  Mix all and 
 serve.  Store remaining dressing in the fridge.  It will only 
 keep for about 5 days.  It is best if dressing is made up in 
 the morning for dinner that night.