I always keep a jar of those jarred, marinated artichokes in the house for just a night like this — I wanted a boldly-flavored dinner in a hurry. I cooked up some chopped bacon, poured off most of the grease, added a little olive oil, and sauteed a diced onion and chopped clove of garlic. Then I added a can of crushed tomatoes and cooked that down for a while. Finally, I chopped up a small jar of those amazing artichokes and added them to the sauce. Toss all that with some cooked pasta, add a little salt, and it’s just about perfect… so easy and so good.