I was skeptical at first, but yes, you can make pasta with only one pot. So put away that other pot and that strainer and boil the pasta right in the sauce. Also this seems healthy, but the husband liked it.
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup sliced onion
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
some sliced celery and carrots and whatever
1 (28 oz) can of diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz can) of tomato sauce (or you know, half a can of the big guys)
1 cup water
2 tsp basil
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
8 ounces of macaroni
1. Get out a pan that's big enough for all the above ingredients. Put the oil in it and set the stove on Medium.
2. Put the onion and whatever else that could be considered a vegetable in the oil (tomato is a fruit, silly). Cook (stir, don't forget) that until it is tender.
3. Add everything else except the noodles.
4. When all that boils, throw in the noodles. Stir. Cover. Set the heat to Medium-Low. Cook for like however long it takes for the noodles to be ready, stirring every so often. Say 15 min.
5. Eat it.