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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Kids Today

I forgot to mention Keegan's new favorite plaything. It's the remote control for the TV. When he sits with Tom he reaches for it and will stretch until he gets it in his grubby little hands. The other night he was fussy but wouldn't go to bed. He kept reaching for the remote so I gave it to him and he quieted down. My first though was, "Crap, he's addicted already." My next thought was, "How does he manage to press just the right buttons?" Keegan, like Marcel on "Friends," can make the TV do all kinds of cool things. Unfortunately I don't know how to make them go away. He's a cheeky little monkey.

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