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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.
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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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But Mummy...
I have always suspected that my brain is filled with useless pop culture.  I wish I could flush it out and make more space.  The other day Keegan was explaining to me that a fig newton is also a cookie.  Inside my head I heard an upper crust British accent say, "It's not a cookie, it's a fruit newton!"

In other news, you know you are pregnant if you cry while browsing the UNICEF card catalog.   Oh and you have an uncontrollable craving for Fr*tos to go with your homemade chili for lunch.  At which point you discover that in the cafe and four vending machines throughout the building there aren't any Fr*tos.  No corn or tortilla chips of any kind.  Except baked Dor*tos.  Ugh.  At least I got some exercise out of it.
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