White Bean & Arugula Salad

Have you ever had one of those weeks, where you need a spreadsheet to keep track of family activities?  You have every intention of cooking dinner at home every night, but it’s just not going to happen. That’s this week for our family. My husband had a couple of important back-to-back meetings, I had extra piano lessons because of upcoming spring breaks along with my contract work and a committee meeting, and we had Kindergarten registration (!!!), preschool volunteering, picture day, and a babysitter heading out on her own spring break.  Our youngest son spiked a fever last night, so we’ve done the guessing game of whether to take him to the pediatrician. Did I mention that next week is Holy Week?  And the week after that, we’re traveling with a 5-year-old and a not-quite-two-year-old?  And then when we get back, my husband’s leaving for clergy conference? Also: there are three fresh inches of snow on the ground. The five-year-old’s Easter suit didn’t quite fit and there were no extra suit jackets for a return, so we headed off to the tailor. It’s been a little crazy. Such is life.

Thankfully, there’s Pizza Luce. We can order online and pay in advance. It’s a beautiful thing. They have sandwiches and salads, too, but this week I made my own salad (from Foolproof) so we didn’t start feeling the effects of too much pizza. This is summery, but easy to make in the winter. I used canned beans as a shortcut. The lemon/garlic/rosemary combination was just perfect. I’m definitely keeping this recipe in mind for weeks we’re certain to have in the future, when soccer practice intersects with church choir and God-knows-what-else.

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