Heat 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a high-sided pot over medium high heat. Brown 3 slices of smokey bacon chopped. When bacon is halfway cooked add 1/2 small onion finely chopped, 1/2 lb. baby bella mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper and saute until mushrooms start turning golden brown. Add 1 bay leaf, 1 clove of garlic minced and one 28 ounce can of crushed tomatoes. Lower heat to simmer and season with salt and black pepper. Cover and let simmer while you boil 1 lb. of penne rigate pasta to al-dente and drain.