As the nation faces a second surge in coronavirus cases, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging Americans to avoid travel and gatherings for the holiday.
While it might not feel like the most traditional of times for everyone spending the day at home, adding a few “baked” goods to the menu can go a long way.
Thus, the Emerald has put together a list of our favorite five not-so-traditional Thanksgiving recipes to help spice up your at-home-holiday.
Before we get into the recipes, though, here a few general notes on cooking with cannabis.
Tip 1: Decarboxylation
Before infusing any sort of butter or oil, you always want to decarb your cannabis. This is the process of heating up your cannabis in order to activate the THC to get the maximum potency out of your flower.
The easiest way to do this is by popping your cannabis on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and throwing it in the oven at 245 degrees F. Keep your buds in there for 30-40 minutes, shake them up every 10, and voila, it’s ready for infusion.
For more information on decarboxylation, or a device to make it easier, check out our article on Shanel Lindsay and the Ardent FX.
Tip 2: Strength
Strains, tolerances, and ovens vary. Thus, it’s best to use the servings listed in these recipes as a guideline. For a more precise guide to testing your flowers’ THC levels, click here.
With that said, here is the Emerald’s list of our favorite Danksgiving recipes.
This recipe from CUT will teach you to make the perfect turkey fit for an extra blissful food coma.
It involves a decent amount of prep time, though, so be sure to get started a day to two in advance to keep your stress levels low on the big day.
You’ll need turkey, of course, cannabutter, and some seasonings. In this case, you’ll be using lemon juice, maple syrup, chicken stock, garlic, salt and pepper.
This recipe will also teach you how to make the cannabutter that you’ll need for the next few dishes.
Mary Jane’s Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are quite possibly the most quintessential Thanksgiving side of all time.
This recipe is an infused version of the holiday staple from edible guru, Cannabis Cheri. It is so easy you’ll find yourself making it a few more times before next November.
These require 4 teaspoons of cannabutter, which you’ve already mastered for your turkey.
Really, though, what are mashed potatoes without wavy gravy?
This recipe from Cannadish will turn your gravy boat into a gravy party yacht in just 25 minutes.
You can use the leftover butter you made for the potatoes, or try out Cannadish’ recipe here.
“Green” Bean Casserole
Another awesome video by CUT will teach you how to make the stoner’s edition of the classic green bean casserole in under 2 minutes.
The green beans will require onion, garlic, cheddar cheese, fried onions, green beans, butter, flour, mushrooms, half and half, salt, and pepper.
If you already know how to make green bean casserole, feel free to only watch the first 30 seconds. This will walk you through the process of making weed fat and weed milk using bacon, milk, weed and a cheesecloth.
The video itself is pretty damn pleasing to watch.
This recipe from Edibles Magazine requires just four ingredients: cranberries, sugar, lemon vest and kief. No real infusion is necessary.
There you have it, all of the makings for the perfect holidaze. Try out just one, or make it a five-course meal. Enjoy!
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