This is a dish that comes from taking a little and making it go a LONG way. However, for some reason, it isn't just about making it go a long way, it just tastes great! I posted this a very long time ago, but recently, I have had a friend point out that this is basically Pasta Cabonara. We just made it the "old school" way as my mother's family did. They were French Canadian imigrants to NY back in the 50's and this came down as a great way to feed a family of 13. My mother is the oldest of the 11, and everyone in the family has a twist on this. They use ham instead of bacon, or any other meat item in the fridge, including HOT DOGS! Cheeses vary, but the one consistant thing is if you use hot dogs, you add slices of American Cheese. They just go way too well. Many will also add in Jalepeno Peppers, or other veggies. You can throw in darned near anything. But if you sprinkle some Italian spices over the top near the end, and maybe dice in tomato, you get something more like the Italian classic.