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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Seven Days

Busy at work, at home, buying a house, selling a house. Convinced that something in the universe wants to take away everything I had left of Tom. No tragedies, just a series of challenges and unfortunate events. Good things still abound though too. I think that is balance.
We met with a trust attorney to make a plan for any future events. I feel more secure already. I would never leave behind the ordeal of probate for someone I loved.
Celebrated Mardi Gras on Sunday at the Reilly's and Tuesday with a potluck at work. We made Lemonade Layer Cake for Sunday and put a baby in it and purple, green and gold sprinkles on top. For work I used Holly's recipe for King Cake. It took three hours to make and was a beast but delicious and worth it.
Last Thursday was Selfish Mom's and we changed the format by meeting at a paint your own pottery place instead of someone's home. It was fun and relaxing and I can't wait to pick up Keegan's piggy bank that I made.
Got this super cute just because gift from Erika.


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