By Esther Stoltzfus
First, put on some good music and turn it up loud. Then pour a cup of coffee in one of your favorite mugs. (This is one I bought my Mama as a memento of being the baby with 4 big sisters and 3 brothers). Then light a nice candle. Now! You’re ready to work.
Get a tall container that will fit in the frig. Take the thawed turkey out of its wrappings. (A 10-12 lb. turkey is just right). Make sure you take out the gizzard and liver package. Shove the turkey in the container.
Add bourbon and maple syrup to the turkey. I put in 2 cups of each. No, no.. I didn’t say drink the bourbon. Yes, I know it’s 5:00 somewhere but don’t drink the bourbon.
Throw in lemon, lime, and and orange if you like. Slice them them thin.
Snip up some fresh sage and thyme, or if you don’t have fresh add 1 teaspoon of each. Add 1-2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. mixed peppercorns (crushed).
Add water to the top of the turkey. Put it in the frig for 48 hours if you can. To be continued…….