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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She's Gonna Blow

Is it just me or does it feel like everyone is having a baby in July? I am on full-time baby watch. Between checking in on real life friends and blogger friends I am all a titter. What is a titter? Anyway I am sure my anticipation does not come close to that of those expecting women or their families. So good luck my ripe sweeties. I will be thinking of you daily and sending you "get through labor healthy, quickly and with the best possible result" vibes.

PS How much do I envy my hairdresser who I bumped into at the grocery store today? She was looking all pert, bouncy and well rested, not at all like a self respecting 37 week pregnant lady should. Did I mention she is 22? Something to be said for having babies young. Not that you could have gotten me to do it back then. Oy!

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