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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
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Chubby Cheeks

Went to the midwife today and had to take the glucose test again. They will also run my iron levels to make sure the supplements I am taking are working. Guess what? I finally gained weight. Four pounds which puts me at 3 lbs. for the total pregnancy so far. I ate lots of extra snacks these past two weeks and even splurged with an Al*mond Joy bar yesterday. I also got copies of my records to take to Chicago with me on Fri.
I met Tom downstairs for the ultrasound. They measured all of Peanut's parts and declared him right on track. He is 3lbs. 9 oz.! He looked so big on the screen. His head is down by my pelvis and he is laying on his right side. I bet it is comfortable curled against me. I might be biased but he has the cutest face. Chubby cheeks and a little button nose. I fell in love with him all over again.

Here see for yourself:

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