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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Wonder Woman

I got this postcard today for a workshop called "Working Women: Strategies for Success." It promises to help: Eliminate 101 self-defeating behaviors, Learn eight ways to get ahead without sacrificing your femininity and Find out the top mistakes women make that keep them from getting rich.
I can you tell the first mistake is paying $65 for this workshop. "Sacrificing my femininity?" Anyone else find that offensive? One of those 101 self-defeating behaviors would be letting other people tell you that you even have to consider femininity as a factor in your career success. And I thought we'd come so far in breaking the glass ceiling for my generation. Because the citizens of my state whom I work for really care whether I am girlie enough to get them access to quality health care. Who knew my lipstick shade and hemline could save lives?

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