I make this pasta with meat sauce about twice a month these days. The recipe is so forgiving -- if I have things on hand like carrot, celery, onion or red bell pepper, I'll add those in, but it's absolutely delicious with just crushed or pureed tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil. We've recently started using a gluten free chickpea pasta, which my family really enjoys.
The best part of this meal is that my kids love it with their lunches, and yes, they eat it cold. I try to make a menu plan for dinners for the week and my kids keep leftovers in mind when they're choosing their lunch foods with the LaLa Lunchbox app. This lunch has gluten free pasta with meat sauce with salad (and olive oil and vinegar in those little containers), plus apples, strawberries and top 8 free gummy bears.