When you can't decide what you want, pasta is always a good choice. This makes an excellent side dish or main event. The sauce can be made ahead.
Penne Pasta in a Hot Pepper Sauce
2 Tablespoons olive oil
Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the salt pork or bacon, garlic and onion, and stir over medium flame until lightly browned. Add the tomatoes, wine, salt, pepper, and red pepper. Cook, stirring now and then, for 20 minutes. This can be done ahead.
Cook the penne following the package directions. Drain and serve with sauce and cheese on top. How hard was that!