So I got back from Pathology Update and really didn't care much for shopping (have been sanding prior to application of varnish). I didn't want to eat out (though I suppose I could have justified it to myself), and I didn't want to face just pasta with bottled sauce.
To the rescue: Bacon which I had originally bought for my breakfast (before remembering that I would be spending the next two weekends away from home), and a jar of stuffed cocktail olives.
Into the sauce they went! Along with chili powder and Italian herbs. A vast improvement.