If you’re reading this from your desk at work, we apologize. If it makes you feel any better, we’re manning Food Republic HQ on this fine President’s Day. What, you think the sausage makes itself? But if you are in fact just waking up with an entire free day in front of you, may we suggest spending quality time in your kitchen? To help, we’ve pulled together our favorite food-related projects, like baking and bitters and things that take a little more time than usual. Because you’ve got a lot of that today. Of course, you’ll have House Of Cards episodes to watch. But there’s time to make some gnocchi from scratch, hibiscus syrup for your inner bartender or quinoa power bars for the next week.