Sounds wonderful. Thanks, guys: I think you've inspired tonight's dinner!
I may start with a bottle of[url='http://www.mezzetta.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=nvb']Mezzetta's Antipasto[/url], probably the [url='http://www.mezzetta.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=10700585']Mediterranean[/url], chopped up, and add:
marinated artichoke hearts and hearts of palm, chopped;
cubed fresh mozarella;
maybe some ham or, better, rendered pancetta chunks; and
grated pecorino romano.
Then I'd taste it and add whatever on John's list that it didn't have enough of.
- (BTW, pardon the shameless plug for Mezzetta's. This is an explanation rather than an apology, because I've been using their stuff for years without finding anything that was less than stellar. They even make the only prepared pasta sauces that I don't add my own touches to.)