From pre-dinner drinks to show-stopping desserts, these cannabis-infused recipes are easy to make and even easier to enjoy on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving can get a little hectic, especially if you’re wearing the oven gloves. Add in the stress of COVID-19, and November 26 could be a bit manic.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. From pre-dinner drinks to show-stopping desserts, we’ve compiled six weed-enhanced recipes to help you mellow out on America’s favorite holiday.
Apart from the turkey, you can make the recipes below ahead of time. That way, you can focus on having fun with your nearest and dearest. After all, you deserve it. You’ve earned a relaxing day for navigating this year’s challenges.
See what takes your fancy from the recipes below. All the cannabis-infused ingredients you’ll need are available at our Muskegon provisioning center. Just be careful who you feed these treats to – they’re not for kids or uninformed grannies!
Aperitif: Spiked Hot Apple Cider
It’s a crisp Thanksgiving morning, and you’ve just got home from your neighborhood stroll. Time to get warm – and toasted.
Start with some spiked Hot Apple Cider. You’re a proud Michigander, so of course, you use local cider. You’ve already prepped, so you just have to switch on the burner.
Soon, the smell of cinnamon, cloves, maple syrup, orange, lemon, and apple wafts over to your seat on the couch. Grab a few mugs, serve, and drop in the secret ingredient – Fluresh Fast-Acting Drink Enhancer procured from your favorite Michigan dispensary.
After 10 to 30 minutes, you start to feel a nice warm buzz.
Grape Jelly Meatballs might sound odd, but we promise you, the dish is fantastic. And it’s even better when crafted with homemade cannabutter.
Cocktail meatballs are easy to make ahead of the big day. Just add the ingredients to your slow cooker, turn it on, and let the magic happen. We suggest you make things easy by using frozen meatballs (wouldn’t you prefer to spend that time preparing your cannabutter?).
Your guests are feeling peckish, and they’re ready for the starter.
Ahead of time, you’ve prepped your grape jelly, chili sauce, and frozen meatballs (we use the word “prepped” jokingly, as this recipe requires zero preparation – just measure out your jelly and sauce, and get your frozen meatballs ready to drop into the crockpot).
If you’re wondering where the cannabutter comes into play, you can either add the cannabutter directly to the crockpot with the rest of your ingredients to make the meatballs extra fatty and enhanced, or you can add a pad of infused butter to mash potatoes and cover the whole thing with your delicious meatball grape jelly.
Rich, cozy, and indulgent, the meatballs will leave your guests feeling warm and satisfied.
And if you’re looking for an excellent cannabutter recipe, look no further than Leafly.
Main Course: THC Turkey
Your THC Turkey has been baking in the oven for almost three hours, and its skin is a deep golden brown. Time to get a little more baked yourself.
Carve up the turkey and serve to your loved ones with a generous helping of ganja gravy.
The meat is tender and juicy, thanks to your cannabutter glaze and the weed-laced marinade you injected before cooking.
A Thanksgiving meal wouldn’t be complete without the side dishes. You cooked a hearty Green Bean Casserole in advance, just like Granny used to make. Well, almost.
The difference? You brushed the top layer of onions with your homemade cannabutter. The fruity weed brings out the sweetness of the fresh green beans. Even Granny is impressed.
Dessert: Mary Jane Mini Pecan Pies
Now to finish on a high – with some decadent pecan pies.
- Roll, cut, and fit your crust into mason jar lids for baking.
- Add your filling: flour, brown sugar, and salt, beaten with eggs. Mix with vinegar, vanilla, and cannabutter. Stir in the pecans.
- Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the crusts are golden brown and the filling is soft and puffy.
Pull your pecan pies out of the oven and let them cool on the countertop. Grab the vanilla ice cream out of the freezer and allow it to soften.
Set aside a batch for friends and family outside your bubble. You can drop them off in the morning when you’re sober.
Make sure to save a personal stash for yourself. Pop a mini pie (or three) in the freezer for a rainy day.
After-Dinner Sweets: Pumpkin Spice or Rocky Road Fudge
By now, you’ve retired to the sofa. Your guests are well-fed and well-toasted. Someone offers to put on a pot of coffee. You don’t object. You’ve done your share of the work.
You reach over to the side table and open a packet of Pumpkin Spice Fudge or Rocky Road Fudge from the Detroit Fudge Company. You pass them to the person next to you, but not before you’ve taken one for yourself.
You have a nibble from one of the 47.5 mg THC chunks and look around the room at your nearest and dearest. It’s been a challenging year, but you’re grateful to be around your loved ones. Someone puts on a movie, but your eyelids are already feeling heavy—time for a well-earned nap.
Bonus Dessert Recipe: Berries Dipped in Melted Cannabis Chocolate
If fudge isn’t your thing, we suggest you get crafty with either our Kiva or Midnight Roots chocolate bars. Melt one bar (or two, depending on how many people are celebrating with you) in a small pot, and dip the berry of your choice (we love strawberries) in the decadent infused melted chocolate. It’s easy, it gets you high, and it’s delicious.