Brine That Bird (Simple Trick for Amazing Turkey)

turkey_019

Planning the best Thanksgiving turkey ever? Shelley, Lehman’s Merchandising Assistant, has been brining her family’s Thanksgiving bird for the past several years, and she shared her simple recipe with us. Brining the turkey for at least 12 hours before roasting makes it extra moist, and this recipe gives the meat a slightly sweet flavor (which Shelley says her brood loves). Try it this year – it’s quick, easy and it just may become part of your Turkey Day tradition.

Classic Turkey Brine

You’ll need:

  • 1 gallon water
  • 1 cup coarse salt (such as sea salt or pink salt)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 orange, juiced and rind finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1 turkey, 12-15 lb (thaw turkey and remove giblets before brining)
  • Ice (enough to cover turkey)
  • large stockpot and/or storage container with lid (such as a 5-gallon bucket or 4-gallon bucket)

Directions:

In a large stockpot, combine all ingredients except turkey and ice. Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve salt and sugar. Remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes. Chill. Place the turkey, brining liquid and ice in stockpot or lidded bucket and let stand up to 12 hours, refrigerated (overnight works well). Roast and feast!

Join Us for a Different “Black Friday” Experience…

christmas-display-at-store

Forget dragging yourself out of bed before the crack of dawn. Sleep in! Then, join us in the tiny village of Kidron for a slower-paced, fun-filled Black Friday in the Country.

“We created this event because we were tired of that early morning rush to get to the mall, and fighting all the crowds,” said Glenda Lehman Ervin, Vice President of Marketing. “This way people can slow down, enjoy their shopping and sit a spell with a cup of cider.”

christmas-storeWe’ll be serving up some great deals both Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at our store in Kidron. Here are the details:

  • Friday and Saturday, 4-7pm, 20% off purchases under $100
  • Wear bib overalls and be entered into a gift card drawing
  • Dinner Bell Deals BOTH days; up to 40% off!
  • Cookies, coffee & cider served all day
  • Beef & Gravy Special in the Cast Iron Cafe
  • Take an additional 25% off at Lehman’s Outlet (excludes bulk canning supplies)

Get directions to Kidron and Lehman’s here. Take a virtual tour of our store here! Hope to see you on Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26.

 

 

Must-Haves for Gorgeous Holiday Pies

pies

If you’re really lucky, there’s a veteran pie baker in your family. In mine, it’s my grandma. With her eyes closed, and with one arm tied behind her back, she can turn out several homemade pies before lunchtime. Continue reading

This Centerpiece is For The Birds (Literally)

HOLIDAYCENTERPIECES

Here at Lehman’s, we love to be crafty and thrifty at the same time. This centerpiece idea is great on so many levels: it’s simple and rustically beautiful, inexpensive, a wonderful children’s activity, and you can feed the birds afterward so nothing is wasted. What’s more, it goes together in just a few minutes, and youngsters as little as 3 can help. Continue reading

Amish Wash Day Dinner is a Busy Day Timesaver for You

clothesline crop

As you might imagine, a traditional Amish Wash Day is filled with activity – and not much goes on in the kitchen. This is a delicious, slow-baking dinner that frees you up to work on other projects.

Amish Wash Day Dinner
Write a review
Print
Ingredients
  1. 1 Tbsp. butter
  2. 1 large onion, sliced
  3. potatoes, peeled and sliced
  4. 2 Tbsp. flour
  5. 1 can tomato juice (store-bought or home-canned)
  6. Sliced sausage (country-style or Italian)
  7. boiling water
  8. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Using a roasting pan or dutch oven, melt butter in the pan and line the bottom with a layer of onion.
  2. Place potatoes on top of onion.
  3. Sift flour over potatoes.
  4. Pour tomato juice over all and cover with sliced sausage.
  5. Add boiling water to cover and salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Bake slowly at 300 degrees for 3 hours. Turn meat if it gets too brown.
Adapted from AmishCooks.com
Adapted from AmishCooks.com
Lehman's Country Life https://blog.lehmans.com/

 

Our Cyber Monday FREE SHIPPING Deal Ends TONIGHT.

holidaywebshot

FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS $40 or MORE – TODAY ONLY!

Happy “Cyber Monday!” Shop on our site today and get FREE SHIPPING on every order of $40 or more!

But don’t wait, because this special Cyber Monday deal ends tonight, November 30, 2015 at midnight EST!

Here’s how to get it:

  1. Place all your goodies in your cart on Lehmans.com.
  2. At checkout, enter coupon code HOLIDAY15.
  3. Go back to the leftover stuffing. 

Click here to start SHOPPING >>

*Excludes freight items

Black Friday Savings at Lehmans.com!

blackfridayshipping

Our store in Kidron, Ohio is hopping today with guests enjoying hourly specials, an Amish haystack dinner, delicious treats and surprises galore. Can’t make it to Kidron today (or just feel like shopping in your pajamas and fuzzy slippers)? We’ve got a great deal for YOU.

Shop online at Lehmans.com today through Sunday and ship it all for FREE*.

  1. Load up your cart with $60 or more of Christmas gifts and goodies.
  2. Use coupon code FRIDAY15 at checkout.
  3. Enjoy a leftover turkey sandwich by the wood stove

Happy Black Friday, and happy weekend, too! This deal ENDS Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST.

* excludes freight items

A Thanksgiving Greeting

“Thankful for friends and loved ones, too,
Thankful for all things, good and true,
Thankful for harvest in the fall,
Thankful to Him who gave it all.”
Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

From the Lehman family (Galen Lehman, CEO; Glenda Lehman Ervin, VP of Marketing; and Jay Lehman, Founder)

FamilyFall2013_2