The cooking doesn’t always cooperate on Thanksgiving Day. So, Food & Wine Senior Recipe Developer Grace Parisi has come to the rescue with...
Recovery Tactics for Most Common Holiday Cooking Predicaments:
Fix Lumpy Gravy: Pour lumpy gravy into the blender and puree (be sure the gravy isn’t too hot). To avoid lumps in the future, fully blend flour with turkey drippings to make a roux before adding any stock.
Rescue Gluey Potatoes: If the potatoes have this unpleasant texture, go French. Add a lot of cream to make a creamy potato puree. Then put the puree in a casserole dish, sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top and bake it until browned.
Save Overcooked Vegetables: Camouflage mushy texture with deliberate creaminess & crunch. Drizzle the veggies with a little cream in a casserole dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and grated cheese. Broil ‘til cheese melts.
Disguise Cracked Pumpkin Pie: Mound Whipped Cream on top and sprinkle it with candied ginger. Your cracks are covered & the pie looks more elegant.
Salvage Undercooked Pie: Reheat the pie in the oven. Remove and Scoop the filling over ice cream. Crumble the cooked pie crust and aprinkle on top for a deconstructed pie à la mode. Source: Huffington Post