or: Lessons in Keeping a Well-Stocked Pantry
Boil some whole wheat rotini. Wish you had an onion. Remember you have shallots! Sauté a shallot and a clove of garlic in a little olive oil. Add some oregano and basil. Remember that you have some white cooking wine and splash a little of that in the pan too.
Mix shallots & garlic with pasta. Add a little more olive oil and black pepper. Cover in Parmesan cheese.