A Warm and Cozy THC-Infused Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And, for the first time in two years, we can celebrate in style with friends and family. No social distancing, no travel restrictions—just delicious holiday dishes and time with the people we love.
So why not make this a Thanksgiving to remember and infuse the day with a healthy dose of THC?
Whether you’re celebrating with friends or canna-curious relatives, it’s easy to put a THC twist on the traditional festivities. So head to a recreational marijuana store near you and get ready for a Thanksgiving like no other.
Getting Started with Cannabis-infused Cooking
To get started with cannabis-infused cooking, you’ll first need to make your own cannabutter or cannabis-infused cooking oil. Cannabinoids are fat-soluble, so they will easily dissolve in butter or your preferred cooking oil.
Before you start, you’ll need to decarboxylate your weed to activate the THC. Leaving out this step will leave your guests feeling sadly sober come Thanksgiving day. We’ve created a guide to how to decarboxylate weed here.
Once your weed is decarbed, it’s easy to infuse it into olive oil, coconut oil, or butter—you’ll just need a few hours, a stovetop, and a strainer or filter. Here’s how to make cannabis-infused cannabutter, olive oil, or coconut oil at home.
And now you’re ready to create your own THC-infused Thanksgiving meal.
Cannabis-infused Thanksgiving Dishes
Thanksgiving dishes are delicious on their own. But they’re even better with a side of THC. You can infuse any of your favorite dishes with cannabis—we’ve suggested our top picks below.
You’ll need to check with all your guests, to see if they’re down to get high before you do this. But if they’re all on board, then infusing your turkey with THC is simple. All you need to do is baste your turkey with your homemade cannabutter rather than regular butter. Otherwise, follow your favorite recipe as usual.
Another alternative is to make a cannabis-infused gravy. This is an easy option if not all your guests want to take part. Simply make one regular and one cannabis gravy (and label them clearly!).
Turkey drippings, broth, flour, fresh herbs, and a tablespoon of cannabutter come together to create a rich, flavorsome gravy that will complement every dish on the table.
Traditional mashed potatoes can be quickly improved with the addition of cannabutter. If you’re making large quantities, mix the cannabutter with regular butter so you don’t overdo the dose.
Peel, cube, and boil your potatoes until they’re soft. Add cannabutter, regular butter, a splash of milk, and a healthy serving of sour cream, and mash until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
How to Get the Right Dose of Thc
Cannabis-infused cooking is an art and a science—and it can be hard to master. The best way to get your doses right is to be precise when you make your cannabutter. You can use an online calculator to estimate the amount of THC per serving, based on the strength and quantity of weed used.
This isn’t exact, though, so when in doubt, we’d recommend starting low and going slow.
Serve cannabis-infused dishes alongside regular meals so guests can eat small quantities and see how they feel before diving in further. And make sure there’s plenty of cannabis-free food available so no one over-indulges on your cannabis-infused treats!
If you’re looking for a quicker way to spice up your Thanksgiving celebrations, you can pair your homemade dinner with premium cannabis products instead.
Cannabis drinks can be a great alternative to alcohol and pair perfectly with a Thanksgiving dinner. Happy Apple CBD drinks are made right here in Washington. Similar to apple cider, they’ll complement traditional Thanksgiving fare beautifully. And with a balanced 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD, your guests will be pleasantly buzzed but still able to appreciate the meal.
Top off your Thanksgiving feast with an edible and you’re sure to have very satisfied guests. Chocolate is a great choice after dinner, and we love Swift’s Milk Chocolate Truffles. They’re mouth-wateringly indulgent, and each truffle contains 10mg of THC.
Pre Rolls for Everyone!
If your guests all smoke, there’s something special about sharing a joint. A multi-pack of pre-rolls is perfect for Thanksgiving, making it easy for everyone to get involved. Evergrow offers a 5-pack of Wedding Cake pre-rolls that are sure to bring your guests together, thanks to their social and stimulating effects.
Cannabis-Themed Thanksgiving Gifts
If you’re a guest this Thanksgiving, replace your usual gift with a cannabis treat and you’re sure to be invited back. Don’t just grab some regular flower from a recreational marijuana store near you, though. There are loads of memorable products to choose from.
Infused pre-rolls add a festive twist to a regular joint. Premium concentrate crystals encrust a top-shelf pre-roll for an unforgettable smoke. Treat your host to Lifted’s White Truffle Sugarstix and you’ll probably get extra helpings of pumpkin pie.
Moon rocks are another unforgettable cannabis product. If your host likes rolling their own joints, gift them Dose’s Moon Pie Moonrocks. The buds are rolled in kief for a more powerful high. Moon Pie is an uplifting, social strain, so hopefully, your friend will feel like sharing!
THC-infused Thanksgiving at Recreational Marijuana Stores Near Me
Now that you’ve got some ideas for a THC-infused Thanksgiving, it’s time to start planning your menu and inviting your friends. Get ahold of your favorite bud and whip up some cannabutter. Choose your favorite dishes or products.
And don’t forget to let everyone know what you have planned. You’ll no doubt be asked to host again next year!