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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Four Things

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Four names that people call you: (keep it clean!)
1. Moey
2. Hotness
3. Weasel
4. Anything except the correct way to pronounce Alisa

Four jobs you've had
1. Administrator of Rural Health & Primary Care
2. Program Director of the United Teen Equality Center
3. Outreach Caseworker at the Key Program
4. Technical Writer for a defense contractor

Four movies I've watched more than once:
1. Shawshank Redemption
2. The Power of One
3. Fargo
4. Steel Magnolias

Four places I have lived:
1. Fairfax, VA
2. Shreveport, LA
3. Ft. Benning, GA
4. Naples, Italy

Four places I have been:
1. Alaska
2. Kenya
3. Jackson Hole, WY
4. Israel

Four People who e-mail me (regularly) :
1. Jeff
2. Erika
3. Pi Rhos
4. Facebook

Four of my favorite Foods:
1. Pate
2. Lamb Chops
3. Duck
4. Steak & Cheese Bomb

Four Places I'd rather be right now:
1. Belize
2. Tibet
3. Ecuador
4. Somewhere with grass & flowers!!

Four friends I think will respond:
1. I am not a tagger

Four Things I am looking forward to this year:
1. Harper turning one
2. Pi Rho Reunion
3. Floating in the lake
4. Anniversary trip

Four TV shows that I watch:
1. Lost
2. American Idol
3. How I Met Your Mother
4. Heroes

Four Highlights of my life:
1. The birth of my first son
2. The first time I kissed Jeff
3. The birth of my best friend's son
4. The birth of my second son

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