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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What About You?

I got this by email but I am gonna do it here instead.

1. What time do you get up? When Keegan does.
2. If you could eat lunch with one person, who would it be? Erika.
3. Gold or silver? Both.
4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Without A Paddle (today's mommy movie).
5. What is your favorite TV show? Gah, too many. West Wing, Everwood, ER, Rescue Me, Law & Order, etc.
6. What do you have for breakfast? Oatmeal, cream of wheat, granola. Yum, fiber.
7. Who would you hate to be stuck in a room with? Someone from the religious right.
8. What/who inspires you? Teens who create lives in the face of adversity, people who live positive, purposeful lives, and my friends who remind me who I am.
9. What is your middle name? Ugh, Gayle.
10. Favorite ice cream? Cookie dough, dulce de leche.
11. Butter, plain or salted popcorn? Salt, real butter not that scary gold stuff.
12. Favorite color? I like them all.
13. What kind of car do you drive? A shamefully big one, but I have a lot of crap to haul and have you ever been in a New England winter?
14. Favorite sandwich? Steak and cheese with mushrooms.
15. What characteristic do you despise? Cowardice, selfishness and closemindedness.
16. Favorite flower? Iris.
17. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
Tibet, Nepal, Cambodia, Australia.
18. What color is your bathroom? White, pink, blue and green.
19. Where would you retire to? Maine coast.
20. Favorite day of the week? Saturdays.
21. What did you do for your last birthday? Was the very pregnant matron of honor as I watched my friend Holly marry the perfect guy for her.
22. Where were you born? Fort Knox, KY.
23. Favorite sport to watch? I like to see them in person, I have to say hockey.

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