Things to be thankful for this year: family, friends, Justin Bieber’s tour de force Christmas album Under the Mistletoe, and these printable chef-driven recipes for how to awesome-up your leftovers:
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
From Horacio Rivadero, The Dining Room
Sex up your sweet-spuds by slathering them in a mushroom and lemon sage sauce after packing ‘em with bread crumbs and nutmeg, although it’s unclear why the embarrassment of putting a soccer ball right between their legs is really necessary.
When are sweet potatoes ever not awesome? Oh that's right, never. Learn how to make this dish right here.
From Thomas Connell, Fontainebleau Miami Beach's Vida Restaurant
Because turkey croquet is highly illegal except for in remote regions of Papua New Guinea, put a fitting Cuban spin on your leftover bird with these croquettes: just roll it up into little cylinders with gravy, Swiss, and onions, then fry them to get things all nice and crunchy.
Um, it's basically fried turkey you can actually make yourself -- what are you waiting for, print this recipe and get on this
From Geoffrey Zakarian, Tudor House
The frequent Chopped judge has you liquefying your meal by blending dark meat, stuffing, gravy, mascarpone, and sweet potatoes into a puree that's so smooth, there's a good chance it'll be confused for a young Billy Dee Williams.
It’s about time you sipped your turkey, so find out how to do so through here
Vice’s Sauced Cranberry Cocktail
From Stephen McGuire, Vice Lounge
Put the sauce in your cranberry by muddling all the leftover goodness with cinnamon schnapps, chartreuse, rye whiskey, and molasses, and if you can't make this, you're slow as that.
Don’t worry, you can still drink Zima, too, so peep the full recipe here