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 am not sure why I thought rearranging our file cabinets and supply closet were a good idea when I have a huge grant due in ten days. Oh well once I called the guys downstairs for help I was committed. And it really does look better and more organized. Of course it makes my office look worse in comparison. And I have been in there for two and a half years so no excuses. Maybe I will attack that during the holidays when we are less busy.

I finally finished "Omnivore's Dilemma" yesterday during lunch. Now it is home so Jeff can read it and stop looking at me like I am a crazy religious convert. It will change your life people, change your life. I am taking a break from food books and moved onto one from Erika. Yup she has passed on the first of the Twilight series and I am fifty pages in. Talk about your crazy. I had never heard of these books and it seems like everyone is reading them. I was this way with Harry Potter. It took me a while but once I finally read one I was hooked. Fortunately these look like faster reads.

Well I'd better get to making dinner. I was going to get pizza but we are trying to cut back on spending so it will be english muffin pizzas instead. It is just Keegan and I anyway. Harper will be having his second night of bananas. Jeff and Isabelle never get home on Friday nights until close to 8pm so they either get dinner on the road or he packs a picnic.

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