Double Play Dinner

Winter may be lingering around your neighborhood, but here in Texas, we’re welcoming pre-season baseball. It’s convenient to skip a healthy dinner with a load  of excuses, primarily that there’s little time to fix anything when returning home after 8:00 p.m. from the batting cages. We rallied last night with a successful double play – arriving on time to baseball practice and preparing dinner at home. The Cookery gives credit to the Clint Small Middle School Latin Club for this one – thanks to their salsa! THE CSMS Latin Club sold jars of salsa as a fundraiser last fall. We received a 16-ounce jar as a gift. Here’s an idea for your next double play dinner:

Double Play Pasta

Get to practice/class/the gym/work on time and still eat well. Boil 16 ounces of whole wheat penne. Drain and return pasta to warm boiling pot. Add one can (15.5 ounces) black beans, 2 cups fresh spinach and 1 cup salsa (we used Amigo’s gourmet salsa from CSMS.) Fold ingredients in gently with large mixing spoon. Serve immediately with crusty bread.

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