I try and cook all kinds of different things so everyone at the table has a full plate of food they are excited about. It's hard to believe but there are actually people out there who aren't into turkey and mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving is a fantastic day to mix traditional with experimental.
Not only do I try and mix up the dishes and flavors, but I also mix cannabis into the spread as well. I incorporate marijuana in different dishes and doses, so again there is something for everyone.
Some people like to go "low and slow" and ingest small amounts over the course of the afternoon. Others like to have one or two high potency items to get right to the point. There's even people who prefer a more balanced approach with CBD infused into something. No matter what category you fall into, here are some easy tips and recipes to fill out your "special" table.
Save yourself some explanation and write out a menu with the dosage on it and display it by your medicated items.
Use colored plates and bowls to designate which items are medicated and which aren't. This will inevitably save someone from mixing things up.
Cooking your own cannabis oil or butter may be cost effective for many people, but it almost always has a strong hashy flavor. If you don't want your weed food to taste like it has weed in it, acquiring products like Ripple or THC distillate or Rosin would be suggested. For Thanksgiving I use raw unflavored THC distillate. It's easy to work with, mild flavored, and you know exactly how much THC you're putting in each dish. And for CBD I recommend CBD isolate.
Make double batches of your special dishes and only medicate half. This will allow everyone to try anything regardless of cannabis experience.
Here are basic recipes to give you a launching point for your own culinary creativity. Flavors, doses and portions can of course all be adjusted to fit the needs of your party and meal. Thanksgiving for many people also involves alcohol, so I tend to play it conservative with dosing to protect my friends. Cheers and Happy Holidays!
Cranberry sauce is a great dish to medicate on the stronger side. The bright strong flavor masks any hashy taste and because most people only put a small scoop or two on their plate, higher doses can be used.
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
12oz bag of cranberries
2 tsp orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
Pinch of salt
100 mg THC distillate
In saucepan heat sugar, water and salt until sugar dissolves, then add fresh cranberries. Cook on medium low heat until the cranberries break open. Add orange juice and zest. Cook 3 more minutes. Transfer to bowl and refrigerate. When the cranberry sauce is warm, not hot, add your distillate and stir thoroughly and put back in refrigerator until cold and set.
Gravy is a staple. It's on everyone's table, but not everyone makes an infused version. This is perhaps a great opportunity to make a CBD version because almost everyone will be able to try it and can help balance out the evening.
1 tsp sage
8 1/4 cups hot chicken broth
1/2 cup AP Flour
Salt and pepper
1 gram CBD isolate
Take your turkey drippings from the roasting pan and put in a bowl, then put in freezer. Once fat layer forms on top, remove fat and set aside, place liquids in refrigerator. Pour hot chicken broth in used turkey roasting pan and scrape up brown bits off pan. Spoon fat into sauce pan, heat and slowly add flour. Keep stirring until it begins to brown your roux, add your chicken broth and sage. Bring to boil and simmer until thick. Add CBD isolate, salt and pepper.
Who doesn't like a chunk of delicious cornbread to complement the other food on the table? Again I'd feel comfortable going stronger dosage on this because most people will only have 1 piece.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup AP flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking POWDER
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup fresh or canned corn
1/4 cup sour cream
100 mg THC distillate
Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray baking pan with cooking spray. In small saucepan heat butter until melted. In mixer with wire whisk, mix butter milk and egg. When mixed, add cornmeal, corn, sour cream, sugar, flour, salt and baking flour, mix again. Lumpy is ok. Pour batter into greased baking pan. Bake about 25 minutes, until toothpick can be stuck in middle and cleanly removed. Cool a few minutes with paper towel on top.