Fusilli with Bacon, Onions, and Mushrooms
No mushrooms in the fridge? Saute some greens instead. This dish is also delicious with just onion and bacon (or pancetta or sausage).
Slicing (rather than chopping) the onion creates the best shape for tossing with pasta. Browning the mushrooms unlocks their savory flavor; rather than pulling out another pan, move the cooked meat and onion to the side so the mushrooms have as much contact as possible with the hot surface of the skillet.