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The King’s Dinner

The King’s Dinner

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. kalin

    Whenever I see shortening in recipes I sub butter-shortening just icks me out!
    I have a biscuit recipe you make in the food processor that I LOVE-so so good.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I will NEVER use shortening again in anything.

  2. Lisa

    I’m curious…did you buy new shortening for the biscuits? Or was it the can that you can’t remember the last time you used it? Shortening goes rancid and it is NASTY when it does. I use shortening fairly regularly for pie crust and for biscuits. It really shouldn’t affect the taste of anything, it should only provide a nice flaky texture. Also, using the mixer for biscuits is very likely to make them hard. The important thing with biscuits is to cut the shortening into the flour thoroughly then add the liquid and stir it as little as possible then handle as little as possible when shaping them. That makes them tender and flaky. The chicken looks delicious. I have tried almost all the crock pot recipes you’ve posted and loved them all.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh that shortening is way old…Michael and I tried to figure out just how old it was…I think it was from my single days (so at least 6 years old?) and I brought it when I moved…Michael thinks he had a tub of shortening already. The mysterious shortening is most certainly old and being tossed.

      That’s so cool that you’re trying the crockpot recipes I do. I love using the crockpot and I would definitely try this one again.

      1. Lisa

        Ewwww! And believe me when I tell you that’s an “eww” of experience!

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I’m throwing away that shortening tonight. And never using shortening again! Yuck!

  3. Michael

    I can confirm that the shortening was bad and should not have been used in the recipe to begin with.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh my god it was so vile. Just the memory of it makes me gag. ūüėČ

  4. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I didn’t watch the Oscars even for a second! I kind of forgot they were on… sad story.

    I never use shortening, but I’m not really into baking/that good at it!

  5. Lori

    I bet that shortening was rancid. Ick.

    I don’t watch the oscars. I find them totally boring and just check out the winners the next day and an overview of the fashions.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The Oscars aren’t for everyone. And I fast forwarded through a lot of the boring stuff. Scarlet Johanssen and Sandra Bullock were my favorite of the night. I want their dresses.

  6. Valerie Furnas

    I have no idea how you do the steam room. It feels like humid, bacteria rich air is implanting in my lungs. That and the constant dripping of everything grosses me out. I do love the dry sauna…feels amazing!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I like them both. My gym’s sauna has eucalyptus which feels great!

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