So, I cooked again.
Better than Campbell's, cheaper than Campbell's.
1 can tomato paste
2 1/4 c. water
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. dried basil
pinch of cayenne pepper
salt and black pepper, to taste
grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Two lunches down, and it was time to go couponing.
I went to the Wal-Mart in my town, which always proves annoying and fruitless. I usually go to the store in another town, as they are much more cooperative and...nice.