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 know it would give away the plot but books should come with a warning if the main character's significant other dies. Particularly if it is billed as being a comedy. I suspected it at the start of the book but it wasn't confirmed until 207 pages in. I have 385 more to go. I will no longer be reading it during my lunch hour. Because crying at work is no good.

"I hate all this past tense stuff. And it is not about me, it's him I'm worried about. I'm so afraid he'll freak out when he discovers what's happened. He'll be so pissed-off and scared and I can't help him. Rachel,' I said, and suddenly I couldn't bear it, 'Aidan's going to hate being dead.'"

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