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
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Seen at the Monkeyhouse:

A is for age: 34 years old
B is for booze of choice: Used to be only gin but now it is also red wine.
C is for career: Government with rural health issues. Aspire to work in policy possibly in legislation.
D is for your dad's name: Bruce
E is for essential items to bring to a party: Dessert!
F is for favorite song at the moment: Hands Down -- Dashboard Confessional
G is for favorite game: Ants In The Pants
H is for hometown: Concord
I is for instruments you play: nothing, would love to learn guitar.
J is for jam or jelly you like: strawberry rhubarb, wild blueberry, peach.
K is for kids: Master Keegan
L is for living arrangements: I live with my son in a three level 1348 sqft. townhouse that I own (with the bank).
M is for Mom's name: Lorraine
N is for name of your crush: I don't have one besides the boyfriend. Awww..
O is for overnight hospital stays: Only when I had Keegan
P is for phobias: crowds
Q is for quotes you like: "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." - Buddha
R is for relationship that lasted the longest: My friend Angie and I have known each other since Freshman orientation at college, 16 1/2 years.
S is for sexual preference: often, with one person and done with zest
T is for travel: DC in a few weeks, then vacation to St. Croix, Nevada in May and Minnesota in August. I am hoping to schedule more non-business trips.
U is for underwear: Necessity.
V is for vegetable you love: Baby mixed salad greens.
W is for weekend plans: We're going to the aquarium!
X is for x-rays you've had: Ankle, head, upper GI series and a sonohistogram. Y is for yummy food you make: Very evident by the recipes I post here. I wish I was a baker but I fear I will have to settle for being a pastry chef instead.
Z is for zodiac sign: Sagittarius

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