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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A Case of the Mondays

Greetings from the wonderful world of the employed. This will be quick as I have exhausted my lunchtime catching up on other people's blogs. Some of whom I was blocked from by our internal system. Interesting, I wonder what criteria it is based on? I'll just have to leave those to at home viewing.
I have spent the morning reading a pile of documents on my desk. I am alternating between delight and horror. Delight at all the cool stuff I will get to do and quite a bit of trepidation about the immense responsibility I have. It is so much more daunting when you can screw up on a major level.

PS Even if you aren't cold in the morning bring a jacket. Odds are you'll have a fire drill and end up freezing next to your new coworkers. Lots of cute firefighters showed up, so it wasn't all bad.

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