It’s coming. We’ve got the first legal, adult use cannabis economy in Illinois this year, to kick off the holiday season. In the middle of an historic pandemic, of course… so yeah, a lot of those events and celebrations we had planned, are going to have to wait. That said, we have some options to share with you. We know that you’re socially distancing, and in some cases celebrating remotely with family and friends. So to help make it more fun, here’s the best THC recipes for Danksgiving and Green Wednesday now:
Now, before we get to that, we know that not all of you like to cook. Or maybe you’re just over the year in general, and don’t want to go through the time or the hassle. We get that, and you’re not alone. So if you fall into that category, be sure to check out your best option in the area for a cannabis infused Thanksgiving meal kit, to help celebrate the day.
So wait, what’s Danksgiving and Green Wednesday?
Green Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving, a popular day to stock up on all things weed and weed supply), and Danksgiving is indulging in either a weed infused Thanksgiving Day feast, or simply pairing your food with your favorite strains.
And what are these best THC recipes for Danksgiving that you speak of?
We strongly believe that the best way to infuse your foods, especially if you’re making something as complex as a Thanksgiving dinner, is through your condiments and sauces. You can easily control your intake, and add more according to your personal preference and tolerance level. So we’ve got two here that are great go-to options.
Before we get to that, keep in mind this best practice: 1/8 of finely ground cannabis per stick of butter or 1/2 cup of oil is a standard conservative dose. You can always ramp up from there, but remember, start low and go slow. Especially if you’re having any (socially distanced, we hope) guests.
1. Canna Butter
This is a basic ingredient for most infused dishes. You make it by heating cannabis and vegetable oil or butter. As long as the oil or butter has a high fat content for THC to bond with, you can use any type. Since we’re talking Danksgiving here, you’ll probably want to go with something more savory.
So here you go:
- 1 stick of butter or 1/2 cup of oil
- 1/8 oz of cannabis
- sauce pan, whisk, and tupperware
- Grind your cannabis as finely as you can, after you toast it, which will make it easier to grind
- Melt the oil or butter in the saucepan over medium heat, then add the cannabis. Make sure you simmer, as boiling will burn off the cannabis
- Stir regularly, till you see the butter turn a rich green
- Continue to simmer for 25 minutes, then remove from heat and set aside to cool
- Once it’s cooled, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth into your container. You can freeze your canna butter, and expect it to last a few months. If you’ve made oil, store it in an airtight container in a dark place
2. Canna Gravy
We know you want your turkey and mashed potatoes covered in gravy at Danksgiving. So here’s how to make it cannabis-infused. Check this out:
- 4 cups turkey stock
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp dried rosemary
- 1 tbsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp black pepper
- 1/4 cup of the above cannabis-infused butter or oil
- In a medium saucepan, whisk in the turkey stock, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper over medium-high heat
- Slowly mix in the flour
- Bring the mixture to a low boil and immediately reduce to a simmer over medium-low heat
- Whisk in the dried rosemary
- Whisk in the infused butter and continue low simmering sauce to desired thickness
- Remove from heat and let it cool down
- Reheat over medium-low heat before serving over turkey and mashed potatoes
These are basic recipes you can use beyond Danksgiving, regardless of the time of year. Just remember than when you cook with cannabis, you’re best off doing it with high fat foods that can best absorb the weed. Once you do that, and keep your dosages manageable, that’s all you need to know.
And if you’re out and about on Green Wednesday, don’t forget to check out guides on where to buy cannabis in Illinois. We’ve also got info for you in Ohio and Missouri, with more states and regions to come soon.
Get creative an have fun, and be on the lookout for more updates from us regarding a fun (ok, more fun) cannabis holiday season.