3 bell peppers of different colors (green, yellow, red)*
1 pkg penne pasta (or mostacchioli - straight tubes is what you're looking for)
1 onion (size depends on your fondness for onion)
cracked black pepper
*Bell peppers are different colors depending on how long they're left on the vine. Yellows are sweeter than reds, which are sweeter than greens. There are other variants, such as purple, which you can throw in for variety.
Cut the onion and peppers into chunks. Cook the onion in a little olive oil over medium heat; add peppers when you feel like it. (This is how you know this is a family recipe.) Cook to your taste; I like the vegetables crisp but you can caramelize the onions if you like.
Cook the penne according to package directions - taste test a minute or two before it says it's done so that you don't miss it. Drain and mix in the veggies; toss with balsamic vinegar, oregano, and cracked black pepper (the fourth pepper.)
Feeds four, or me and my hubby.