Thanksgiving can be a terrifying time for families. After bravely navigating the Halloween Candy Circuit, making sure no one replaced a 40-cent candy bar with a 20-dollar cannabis edible, we have to take our families into another series of uncontrollable situations. Overcrowded airports and trying to remember the cousin’s new baby’s name without looking at social media are just the beginning of the things that should be causing us all anxiety.
Is your dinner on drugs?
If your family is traveling to a state where cannabis is legal for adult use or medicinal purposes then you might be wondering who at the table is a consumer. It’s almost impossible to tell these days, although if you find yourself seated with a group of healthy, successful adults who contribute to society in a variety of ways then you may be dining with people you love weed.
It’s not just your family members and dinner quests you need to be watching closely, though. In 2017 concerned parents have to ask if the dinner itself is using cannabis to improve its overall quality. As our understanding of the plant expands it’s becoming easier and easier to add a little bit to a recipe you already know and love.
(Of course, the best way to determine whether the food you’re eating has cannabis in it is to ask the responsible, clear-headed adult who made it, because no reasonable person is going to waste their precious plants and oils “secretly dosing” someone who doesn’t want it. And anyone with any sense that is hosting a kid-friendly event where infused products are served will have them clearly labeled and in a place where little hands cannot reach.)
But maybe you arrived late. Maybe you’re too shy to ask. Maybe you just don’t want to talk to anyone else at Thanksgiving Dinner because everyone but you is super weird.
Recipes to watch out for
You don’t have to worry. Splimm has you covered. Here are some dishes your host might consider infusing with cannabis. You know, so you can be extra careful.
We use this recipe in the Splimm kitchen, and if you’re a committed kind of chef it’s actually pretty easy to add a little bit of cannabis to the mix. An enterprising host could, say, use a Levo Oil machine to make a special infused olive oil, maybe fresh rosemary and local Oregon cannabis flower, and add that right to the brine. Their turkey would be sitting in weed for days, and no one would ever know.
That same oil could be added right to this stuffing recipe, which is perfect for vegetarians or anyone who doesn’t want their stuffing cooking inside a bird carcass. It’s a little bit tangy and a little bit sweet, and it may just be using cannabis to improve its flavor and health.
If you’re at a Thanksgiving Dinner in Oregon, the only thing a host would need to do to infuse this recipe is swap out the regular ginger beer with 12 ounces of Magic Number. Each bottle is infused with a small amount of THC, so incorporating it into a dish like this would provide a low dosage option for guests who wanted to try eating cannabis without ingesting too much at once.
We think collard greens should be served with every meal, especially Thanksgiving. We make ours with lots and lots of butter, made even better through browning. But anyone with a Magical Butter Machine can easily infuse as much grass fed butter as they wanted with whatever kind of cannabis they preferred, and then just brown that butter instead. It’s so easy to add some cannabis to any of your favorite dishes. You must be at all times alert!
If you’ve ever eaten a Thanksgiving dinner prepared by The Splimm Team, then this is the dessert you were served. What’s so scary about this recipe is how well the natural flavors of the cannabis flower combine with the spicy-sweetness of the carrot cake. It doesn’t so much as mask the flavor, but enhances and compliments it. People who assume that a cannabis edible can only be a hastily made and poor tasting cookie or brownie should be especially careful not to have their perceptions changed.
Good people consume responsibly
Is your dinner on drugs? It’s never too soon to start asking the important questions and looking for warning signs. Now, if you’re at the home of a responsible cannabis consumer then everything prepared will be clearly labeled and in a place that can only be enjoyed by those over 21. And if you’re still unsure the best way to find out is to ask, because good people only give away their weed to other people who want it.