When you live in a busy household quick, hearty, one dish meals are greatly appreciated. I was browsing my various foodie sources and stumbled upon this wonderful recipes that seems to have everything I had in my fridge, and was extremely time efficient.
The recipe is here: http://www.countryliving.com/recipefinder/easy-pantry-pasta
Essentially speaking, you could pretty much make any part of the recipe and the wait time on that part would be perfect prep time for the next step. Plus it covered almost every part of the food pyramid.
Any one who knows me well knows that I love red-- so when I saw the half a bell pepper in my fridge, I couldn't help cutting a bit into cubes and dropping it in to give the final product some color and crunch.