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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I wish I had time to post separately all the things in my brain. I will knock a few out here.

Last week was Selfish Mom's. I had missed March because I was away on business. We decided the previous meeting to drop the money part of the club and also to change locations sometimes instead of always hosting in homes. Last week it was held in conjunction with an adult novelty party. I have never been to one but really they make a lot of sense. Who wouldn't want to test before they bought?
I brought White Bean and Bacon Dip with Rosemary Pita Chips. I love the taste of homemade pita chips. And the kids actually finished up the leftovers the next night.
Last Thursday Jeff and I attended a fundraising dinner in Lowell for the teen center where Erika and I used to work. The bought a new building and are raising money to renovate it. The event was awesome with great food, a huge turnout and good silent and live auction prizes. The kids performed too which is always my favorite part. I loved being part of that family and I am glad to be able to stay connected.
They auctioned off a stay at a beach house in Kennebunkport. Which I might have bid on but we already got our vacation rental last week. We are going to the Cape in July and staying on a bay. It has a salt marsh for great wildlife viewing, beach access and lots of fun things to do around town.

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