I grabbed a packet of spaghetti: easy, but a sauce would require inspiration. I began by sautéing some onions in oil. As the galley filled with that sweet, familiar aroma, I foraged for more ingredients. There were a few slices of bacon in the fridge; it would add a smoky element to the sauce. Garlic, we had. Though we hadn’t seen fresh tomatoes in months, I had a large jar of sun-dried tomatoes — they’d do. To counterbalance the bacon, I decided to add the last of our jar of salty capers, then to add a bit of zing with a few chili flakes. I got busy, and a short time later, plated it up and presented my creation. The quick-fire-challenge creation was a winner! The flavors of the ingredients complemented each other perfectly, and better yet, cleanup was a snap. This simple but elegant pasta, so quick and easy, has turned into one of our favorite go-to meals.