2cook bacon in skillet, remove, drain on paper towels
break into small pieces
3saute onion in bacon/sausage grease
4in a large bowl combine the thawed hashbrowns, hot sauce, salt, pepper, garlic powder and cottage cheese. stir well to combine. reserving 1/2 cup of each, add cheese, sausage, onion and bacon to the bowl and stir well.
5stir in 6 beaten eggs. pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. or 2 8x8 pans, or 1 small skillet and 2 small freezer pans. you can freeze smaller amounts or bake it all at once.