Must-have menu items for a cannabis Christmas meal

Published Dec 23, 2019 10:00 a.m. ET
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The enticing snow is falling outside, the fire is roaring, and Christmas is just around the corner. It’s time to plan for that festive gathering to celebrate with friends, and enjoy good company, and to help with it all, cannabis is defiantly a must on the to-do list. The versatility of cannabis today allows the infusion into food to be comfortable and safe as long as you follow dosing requirements. So, let us begin our menu for the festive day.

Turkey

The guest of honor, of course, is the turkey. First, we need to prepare the bird to receive the cannabis butter, which will deliver a mouthwatering moist and delicious infused turkey.

Ingredients

  • 1 ten-pound Turkey
  • 2 tablespoons of Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of Maple syrup
  • 1 cup of Chicken stock
  • 3 gloves of Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Salt
  • 1 tablespoon of Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of Pimento pepper
  • 1 cup of Canna-Butter

Instructions

  1. We begin by washing our turkey. Make sure to clean under the wings and inside the birds' cavity, before drying the bird with paper towels.

  2. When the bird is dry, place in a roaster and rub the bird with ¼ of the canna-butter.

  3. Sprinkle salt and black pepper over the buttered bird.

  4. Combine the:

  • lemon juice
  • maple syrup
  • garlic
  • chicken stock
  • pimento pepper
  • the remainder of the Cannabutter
  1. Add the ingredients to a pot and set at low. Stir until all the ingredients are combined.

  2. You are now ready to inject the bird with your combined ingredients from the pot on the stove. Pour the liquid into the turkey syringe and inject the bird. Make sure all parts of the bird are injected — the legs the back the breast and thighs.

  3. Now put the turkey in the oven at 350 degrees. Cook for 20 mins per pound. Till golden crisp and the temperatures when checked with thermometer is 170 degrees.

2. Stuffing

A Christmas dinner would not be complete without your cannabis-infused side dish, edible stuffing.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Infused butter or oil
  • 1 fresh twig of Thyme
  • 1 half a cup of chicken stock
  • 1 loaf of Cubed French bread
  • 1 teaspoonful of salt pepper and garlic seasoning
  • 6 stalks of celery
  • 1 diced onion

Instructions

  1. You are now ready to combine all of the items in a saucepan except the breadcrumbs. When the ingredients are combined, you can add the breadcrumbs.

  2. In a buttered glass pan pour you stuffing into the container and put in a 350-degree oven for 40 minutes.

3. Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a must for the Christmas dinner. Using your premade Cannabutter when whipping your potatoes will present delicious cannabis-infused mashed potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds of Yellow Flesh Potatoes
  • 1 teaspoonful of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of Cannabutter
  • 1/2 cup of milk

Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes in a pot of salted water until tender when pricked with a fork.

  2. Drain potato and add Cannabutter and milk, whip to smooth and creamy.

4. Vegetable medley

Root vegetable medley of carrots and squash are a delicious addition and using Cannabutter in the roasting of the vegetables will provide cannabis-infused root vegetable dishes.

Ingredients

  • Wash and cut into slices six carrots
  • Wash and cube one squash
  • One teaspoonful of salt
  • Three tablespoons of Cannabutter

Instructions

Put both vegetables in a glass pan, add your cannabutter and then place it in the oven at 350 for about 45 mins, or until the veggies are tender to touch.

5. Turkey dripping gravy

Gravy made from the drippings of the infused turkey will be an enjoyable, tasty part of the Christmas dinner.

Ingredients

  • One can of turkey gravy
  • Three tablespoons of drippings from the turkey

Instructions

Combine both ingredients in a pot on a low stovetop setting until heated.

6. Pot brownies

Now, no Christmas dinner is complete with the “piece de resistance." A delicious infused dessert will put the finishing touches on such a delightful meal. A delicious pot brownie derived from the infused edible cookie dough is just what is needed to round out the dessert course for your infused adult-only Christmas meal.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces of unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup of Cannabutter
  • 1 1/4 cups of coconut sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.

  2. Grease a 9x13 glass pan.

  3. Melt chocolate in large glass bowl.

  4. Add cannabutter and mix in coconut sugar, salt, and vanilla till combined.

  5. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well in between.

  6. Add the flour.

  7. Pour the mixed batter into baking pan and bake it for thirty minutes.

  8. Let the brownie cool and then cut into pieces before serving.

Remember that the rule of thumb to enjoying a cannabis-infused edible is to start low and move forward slowly. One can always have seconds, but once it’s in the belly, its there, and the experiences to follow after overconsumption may not be the jolliest for you. So, it is always going to be a more enjoyable Christmas occasion when the low and slow rule is followed.

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