Let's say you're wanting something simple yet elegant. You want to make it a fancy little meal, but you don't want to slave away in the kitchen. Well, get yourself an Italian loaf, a bottle of wine, and a box of spaghetti!
For some dipping oil for your bread: olive oil + tasty Italian seasonings (basil, oregano, a pinch of rosemary). We also set out a little bowel of balsamic vinaigrette for those of us with a taste for slight tartness.
No red sauce? No problem! saute up some garlic, tomatoes, and spinach with a hearty helping of olive oil, add a little goat cheese (if you so wish) and you've made yourself a rich little dish of spaghetti!