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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I felt my first "practice contraction" this evening. It had to be because it was like nothing I've ever felt before. Like a pain twinge traveling down the center of uterus right to my pelvic bone. Then it was gone. Strange but I was carving the turkey at the exact moment it happened. Tom thinks I am crazy as usual. He said that I only experience all this after I read about in the books. I tried to explain that the reason it is in the book is BECAUSE it is supposed to happen around this time. Silly boy. Mother Nature knew what she was doing when she had women carry the babies.

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