As Thanksgiving approaches, families will sit down to give gratitude, connect with family and friends, and eat all the food they can manage. Many people find themselves going home for the holidays, and let’s be honest, sometimes we all need to sneak away to smoke a little and mellow out when dealing with family. Instead of sneaking out the back to meet up with a childhood friend to quickly inhale a joint or waiting until late in the evening when everyone has gone to bed to pull out your favorite glass piece, why not cook your cannabis right into the Thanksgiving food? These recipes are great for family members who also love their marijuana and make great dishes for people who choose to have a Friendsgiving! Make all of them, or pick and choose! Either way, all these recipes have been curated for their simplicity and tastiness.
Always remember, any dosing in these recipes is entirely up to the host and the guests, so make sure you consult with your fellow Danksiving-goers before cooking! Getting a little high off some great food is fantastic, but being safe is even better, and it is definitely the best when they go hand-in-hand! If you or any of your guests get “too high” on Turkey Day, follow our tips and tricks for keeping your cool and staying relaxed.
Now let’s get into some great recipes. First off, the appetizers! Great apps set the tone for any dinner, and Thanksgiving is no exception.
Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple. These mashed potatoes are creamy and dreamy and will keep all the guests passing that bowl around. And what’s even better is how simple and fast they are to make!
Cannabis-Infused Mashed Potatoes:
Dice the potatoes into inch-wide cubes, place them in a large pot, and fill the pot water until it covers the potatoes by about two inches (lightly salt the water if desired). Bring to a boil and cook until tender (about 15-20 minutes). Drain the water, and then mash the potatoes. While the mashed potatoes are still warm, stir in the cannabutter, regular butter, sour cream, milk, garlic powder, and pepper. Garnish with fresh rosemary and chives on top.
That mashed potato recipe is sure to be a hit, but there’s another crowd favorite to make them even better: gravy! This gravy is excellent on potatoes, and it also pairs well with all veggies and, of course, the turkey!
Add the sausage, spices, and herbs to a skillet to a hot skillet with olive oil. Once the sausage is fully cooked, place the sausage in a bowl and keep the sausage drippings in the skillet. Melt the cannabutter and unsalted butter into the skillet. Slowly add the flour using a whisk to create a roux (a natural thickener). Continuously whisk as you then add the milk. Keep whisking until the mixture thickens. Once thickened to your liking, add the sausage back in and whisk until the meat has warmed back up.
Now that two classic appetizers have been taken care of, on to the main course! There could be no other crown jewel in a Thanksgiving meal than the turkey, and no turkey would be complete without its sidekick, the stuffing. The following recipes are for a delicious turkey marinade and some amazing stuffing to pair it with!
Marijuana Marinade (Covers up to an 18 lb. Turkey):
Grind the herbs with a food processor or spice mill into a fine powder. Next, combine the rest of the ingredients with a whisk or food processor. Once the mixture is emulsified and smooth, transfer it into a cooking syringe. Take the syringe and inject the marinade into every part of the bird! Use as generously as desired.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Heat the butter and cannabutter together in a large pan. Add the onion, celery, and garlic. Cook over low heat for 10-12 minutes. Put the vegetable mixture in a bowl when it is done cooking, and add the bread, parsley, sage, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Fold in the stock and mix all the ingredients together. Place the stuffing on a baking dish and cook for about 30 to 40 minutes and make sure to serve hot!
The final stage in any good Thanksgiving meal is the dessert. Thanksgiving is known for its pies and custards, but it takes a classic flavor and adds a twist. Why stick to the status quo for dessert when you can stand out? There is no doubt you will if you bring these cannabis cupcakes!
Pumpkin Spice Cannabis Cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease 24 muffin cups with oil or butter of choice (it can always be cannabutter!) or line with paper liners. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, clove, salt, baking powder, and baking soda – stir until combined. Set aside. Combine the white sugar and brown sugar with the cannabutter (blend well). Add the eggs one at a time, continuing to mix well. Stir in the cannabis milk and the pumpkin puree. Next, fold in the flour mixture. When everything is blended well, portion the batter into the muffin cups. Bake for about 25 minutes (the tops will be golden-brown). Add frosting of your choice! Although cream cheese frosting goes particularly well with these sweet treats.
This Thanksgiving, switch it up with any of these delicious, cannabis-infused dishes. Have fun making them with friends and family, and enjoy the time you decide to spend with any of your loved ones. If you get the munchies, these munchies will be right in front of you. From all of us at The Cansumer, have a safe, wonderful, and toasty Danksgiving.