Because hearing about what other people are thankful for isn't the only way that Thanksgiving can get boring, we asked some of Denver's best to give us recipes for spicing up this year's leftovers.
PTFSD (Post-Traumatic Family Stress Disorder) Thanksgiving Breakfast
From Justin Cucci & Daniel Asher, Linger & Root Down
Fittingly, the chefs behind the Highland hotspot in a former mortuary have provided the perfect way to reawaken your spirit after having it crushed by your disapproving family, shaping leftover stuffing, fried egg, jalapeno, and pine nuts into a delicious patty.
Symptoms of PTFSD disappear after eating this, so check the recipe
Curried Turkey Salad
From Paul Reilly, Encore on Colfax
Despite other countries' reluctance to adopt our awesome holiday (oh really New Zealand? You don't also enjoy maize?), the Colfax pros want you to give your turkey leftovers a distinct international flava with madras curry powder, scallions, and toasted almonds, then throw it between some bread or mix it into a salad.
Curry up favor with your stomach by making this bad boy
From Jeff Russell, District Meats
The chef at LoDo's brand-new Charlie Palmer outpost District Meats (quick, someone call CBS and pitch a cop drama starring a DC detective named Jerry Meats!) would quite like you to create a new-school turkey sammie loaded with melty Camembert, stuffing, and cranberry relish.
This'll get gobbled up in a second
From Dave Mills, Mauka Tiki
This mixture of Ron Matusalem Clasico Rum, cloves, and maple syrup was whipped up by a mixologist at the soon-to-open tropical drink paradise, and it can be served either hot or cold as an homage to CO's crazy temperature swings this year, which prove that the weather, unlike your family going around the table, can at least keep things interesting.
Hot or cold, this'll be delicious