Alisa. 37. New Hampshire. Married for almost three years to this wonderful, funny, smart guy. Previously married. Went through in-vitro fertilization to have my five year old magical son Keegan. Stepmother to the charming Isabelle (6). Gushingly in love with our baby boy Harper(1). Policy Wonk and dreaded bureaucrat. Lover of fine cuisine, honeybees, truly romantic moments and the underdog.
Curried Beef Short Ribs

Note: I found this was more realistically four servings.

Finishing this dish with lime zest and juice brightens its rich flavors.

Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces ribs, 2/3 cup rice, and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds ...continue reading

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Road Trip Vignette

Last Sun.
Approximately 8pm
Somewhere right below the Connecticut border.

Tom and I are stuffing caramels into the air vents. Then we turn the air conditioning on high. All this so we can unwrap them with the least difficulty.

Me: This is weird.
Tom: It's working.
Me: Do you think we might be too silly to be parents?
Tom: We have our mature moments.
Me: Oh yeah, when?
Tom: (Pause) Yeah I'm gonna have to think about that one.

PS My brother thinks that this kind of ingenuity is exactly what we need to be good parents.

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