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'm still here. Terribly busy trying to get things done before we leave for Alaska. I am currently working on my third migraine of the week. So bad that I called in for a prescription. I haven't had regular migraines since I left the DC area ten years ago. Not only do they hurt but they make me nauseous and unable to concentrate. Not so good for getting things done. I am skipping Selfish Mom's tonight in order to pack and write up a "kid cheat sheet" for my mom. Oh and also instructions for the dogs and now for the butterflies that just hatched in our kitchen. I was worried they would never come out and the kids would no longer believe the caterpillar/butterfly connection.

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