The holidays are a magical time. Or at least they can be by incorporating some of these cannabis holiday dinner recipes into your spread.
Just remember: when it comes to cannabis in your food, less is sometimes more. While you might feel tempted to incorporate cannabis into every dish, try including it in only a few. You might also want to feature separate cannabis and cannabis-free buffet tables — should some of your guests decide not to partake.
Bird really is the word when it comes to holiday main meals. Luckily, Eater has your back if you’re looking to make a cannabis main dish.
This recipe utilizes a cannabutter rub and a cannabis marinade to ensure your turkey isn’t the only thing baked this holiday season.
Tip: that post-turkey sleepiness might get a little more intense after chowing down on this recipe. Ask your guests to check their car keys at the door (or maybe give the gift of Lyft this holiday season).
You could make a regular ‘ole boiled or baked ham. But that would just be a disappointment to everyone. Everyone knows that honey baked hams are far superior to the hams of yesteryear.
To make your honey baked ham even more special, try using cannabis-infused honey, courtesy of the folks from Vice Munchies. It’s the perfect topping for hams like the one in this Tricia Yearwood recipe.
Fans of a Christmas roast aren’t left out of the cannabis carnival of meats either. This recipe makes a succulent, garlicky roast that goes well with mashed potatoes and green bean casserole.
Alternative Main Dishes
Sometimes you’re in the mood for “typical” holiday trimmings. Sometimes you’re just sick of birds and roasts by the end of December.
If you fall under this category, you might consider:
Cannabis Side Dishes
Everyone knows the holidays are all about the sides. Let’s be honest: “main” dishes only get a slice of real estate on your plate — but the sides? They’re piled high.
You can easily turn any mashed potato recipe into a cannabis one with a few tweaks. Just follow Edibles Sacramento’s advice for these creamy, garlicky taters.
One of the best reasons to use cannabis in the kitchen is that it’s so simple and versatile. Simply whip up a batch of cannabutter or THC ghee that you can replace with your stick-o-butter in most recipes.
It goes perfectly with my mom’s chestnut stuffing recipe. I’m not sure how Mom would feel about this ingredient swap in her most cherished recipe. But someday cannabis will be legal in Connecticut, and we’ll know for sure!
Mom’s Chestnut Stuffing Recipe
- 1 bag of bread (day-old; the staler the better)
- 1 lb. of ground sausage (sweet)
- 1 onion (chopped)
- 2 ribs celery (chopped)
- 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
- Fresh sage (chopped, to taste)
- 1 lb. chestnuts (chopped)
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- Break up the bread into small 1-inch pieces in a baking dish.
- Cook the ground sausage over medium heat until brown.
- Remove the sausage and drain on a paper towel.
- Cook the onion, celery, garlic, sage, salt and pepper in the sausage grease until veggies are translucent.
- Mix the bread with sausage, veggies and chestnuts in the baking dish.
- Melt 1-2 tbs. cannabutter and pour over the bread mixture.
- Bake in a 375 F oven for 30 minutes.
- Garnish with sage.
Warning: this isn’t your typically canned cranberry gel. This cranberry sauce is made with real cranberries and kief. The recipe itself is super easy. You might never go back to the old canned stuff.
OK, this recipe doesn’t include cannabis. But let’s face it: who here doesn’t suspect that a dish made with green beans, cream of mushrooms soup and French’s fried onions wasn’t invented by someone on cannabis? Who? Raise your dang hand. We thought so.
Green bean casserole is the ultimate food for the munchies. It’s creamy, savory, salty and crunchy. Plus, it’s a veggie. So, it’s good for you, right?
CBD Holiday Cocktails
One of the best parts about infusing your holiday menu with cannabis is that you can forgo some of those holiday cocktails — and the sugar that comes with them. But if you’re still craving some festive libations, you can add CBD oil to your cocktails to increase those good ‘ole euphoric feels.
Hopefully, you’ve saved some room for dessert because this cannabis pumpkin pie is raw, vegan and paleo. And it’s the perfect way to slip blissfully off into dreamland at the end of the night.
Want a more versatile way to incorporate cannabis into any dessert? Topping anything — from a Jell-O mold to cheesecake to chocolate mousse — with this cannabis-infused whipped cream is a hassle-free way to keep the party going. The best part? The cannabis isn’t in the dessert itself, so it’s a great way to offer some sweets to your non cannabis-lovin’ loved ones.
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