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Danksgiving 2020 - Cooking with Cannabis


Thanksgiving is the most delicious day of the year, especially for stoners! All the best foods are put together into a wonderful feast for all…but there’s something better…something we like to call Danksgiving. What is Danksgiving, you may ask. Well. simply put, it’s the stoner take on Thanksgiving. Recipes are infused with cannabis and shared amongst friends. We here at Twisted Bee love Danksgiving and look forward to it every year. So, we decided to put together a little list of some classic recipes with a cannabis twist. Here’s our guide to Danksgiving 2020, cooking with cannabis. 

Everything in this article can be made right at home. There are no special tools needed, unless you count cannabis as a tool. You’ll need plenty of that. Just get your apron out and maybe toke up to get those creative juices flowing. Let’s make some Danksgiving magic together!


The Easiest Cannabutter Recipe


Cannabutter is a true stoner staple. It’s easy to make and you’ll be rewarded with delicious, cannabis-infused butter that you can add to almost anything. Additionally, making cannabis-infused butter doesn’t need to be complicated! With this easy-to-follow recipe you’ll be making medicated feasts in no time. Seriously, anyone can do it.


Tools you’ll need:

  1. Large Saucepan
  2. Ladle
  3. Spoon
  4. Something to strain the butter with, either a metal sieve or cheesecloth
  5. A container for storing your butter. 

Ingredients:

  1. 4 sticks unsalted butter
  2. 1 ounce of decarbed cannabis

Instructions:

  1. Grind your decarbed cannabis then set aside.
  2. Melt butter over low heat.
  3. Slowly fold in ground cannabis. Just do a little at a time and make sure to get it thoroughly mixed in.
  4. Simmer for 45 minutes, watching closely to ensure it doesn’t overcook. 
  5. Remove from heat and strain in your storage container through sieve or cheesecloth, being sure to get as much butter out of the batch as possible.
  6. Enjoy! You’re now prepared for this Danksgiving. Just use this butter to replace the butter in any recipe that requires it! 


Cannabis-Infused Simple Syrup


This simple syrup is all the name implies: simple. It’s so easy to make you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t make it years ago! Plus, this sweet syrup is perfect to put on almost anything. With these recipes we’ll use it for adding that stoner touch wherever it’s needed. 


Tools you’ll need:

  1. Medium saucepan
  2. Spoon, preferably wooden
  3. Something to strain the butter with, either a metal sieve or cheesecloth
  4. A container to store your syrup

Ingredients:

  1. 3 cups water
  2. 3 cups sugar
  3. 2 grams of ground and decarbed cannabis
  4. 2 tablespoons of vegetable glycerin 

Instructions:

  1. Grind your decarbed cannabis, set aside.
  2. Mix sugar and water in saucepan and slowly bring to boil stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Once the mixture comes to a boil add your ground cannabis.
  4. Allow to boil, covered, for 20 minutes.
  5. Reduce to a simmer and add your glycerin slowly.
  6. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Allow to sit for 2 minutes, it will still be very hot, then strain into your storage container. 
  9. Allow to cool to room temperature and enjoy!

Yukon Gold Potatoes with Cannabutter

This recipe is one of our favorites. It’s appropriate for Danksgiving or even for the everyday if you make it with regular butter. It’s simple, fast, and foolproof. Plus, it’s totally delicious too! 


Tools you’ll need:

  1. Large pot or saucepan 
  2. Spoon
  3. Sieve
  4. Serving dish

Ingredients:

  1. 3 pounds of Yukon Gold potatoes
  2. ½ cup of melted Cannabutter
  3. 3 tablespoons of chopped Italian parsley
  4. Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Cut potatoes into about one square inch pieces.
  2. Place in your pot and cover with 2 inches of water.
  3. Put a pinch of salt in the water and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce to simmer and cook for about 10-12 minutes. The potatoes should be tender when poked with a fork. 
  5. Drain your potatoes then place in serving dish.
  6. Toss with Cannabutter, parsley, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve right away.

Ganja Green Beans


Green beans are a thanksgiving classic. We can’t imagine not having them on turkey day. They’re also an amazing Danksgiving side. Simple, fresh, and delicious these green beans will have you coming back for seconds!


Tools you’ll need:

  1. Large pan, preferably non-stick
  2. Spatula or spoon
  3. Serving dish

Ingredients:

  1. One-pound fresh green beans, ends removed
  2. 1 tablespoon Cannabutter
  3. ½ teaspoon salt
  4. ¼ teaspoon pepper
  5. 1 garlic clove, minced
  6. 1 teaspoon honey (preferably organic, local honey)
  7. (Optional) Toasted almond slivers

Instructions:

  1. Heat Cannabutter in pan on medium heat
  2. Add green beans and toss
  3. Add salt and pepper and cook 5-6 minutes
  4. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant. 1 minute or less
  5. Remove from heat, drizzle with honey
  6. Add toasted almonds if desired
  7. Serve it up!

Medicated Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are the perfect contrast to the savory sides at Thanksgiving dinner. Whether you eat them fresh or from the can they’re simply an American classic. This recipe is a medicated spin on a recipe that’s already out of this world.


What you’ll need:

  1. Large Pot
  2. Electric mixer
  3. Serving bowl 

Ingredients:

  1. 5-6 sweet potatoes
  2. ½ cup Cannabutter
  3. ¾ cup milk
  4. ½ real maple syrup
  5. ¼ cup cannabis simple syrup (Recipe above)

Instructions:

  1. Add water and salt to pot then bring to a boil.
  2. Put in sweet potatoes.
  3. Boil for 20-30 minutes, until tender.
  4. Drain sweet potatoes.
  5. Use electric mixer and add milk slowly to your potatoes.
  6. Mix in Cannabutter, maple syrup, and cannabis simple syrup
  7. Place in serving dish and impress your guests with this simple, delicious side!

Dank Dressing

One quintessential element of any Thanksgiving is, of course, the stuffing. Everyone seems to have their own little spin on it. This recipe uses fresh herbs and Cannabutter to really knock it out of the park. It’s a little complicated, but so worth it. This is also a recipe you can make before turkey day to save you some stress. 


Tools you’ll need:

  1. 13x9x2 inch baking dish
  2. Baking sheet
  3. Small bowl 
  4. Large Bowl (not that kind of bowl!)
  5. Large skillet

Ingredients:

  1. ¾ cup of Cannabutter
  2. 10 cups day-old white bread, cut into one square inch pieces
  3. 2 ½ cups chopped yellow onions
  4. 1 ½ cups ¼” slices celery
  5. ½ cup chopped Italian parsley
  6. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
  7. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  8. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  9. 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  10. 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  11. 2 ½ cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  12. 2 large eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 250°.
  2. Put bread on baking sheet. 
  3. Bake until dried, about 1 hour, stirring every few minutes.
  4. Transfer to large bowl.
  5. Melt Cannabutter in skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add onions and celery.
  7. Cook until they start to brown. About 10 minutes.
  8. Add to bowl of bread and toss with herbs and salt and pepper.
  9. Add 1¼ cups chicken broth, mix.
  10. Allow to cool.
  11. Turn oven up to 350°.
  12. Whisk the rest of your broth and your eggs in the small bowl.
  13. Combine with bread mixture.
  14. Put in 13x9x2 baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
  15. Transfer to oven and bake for 40 minutes at this point you can choose to store your stuffing if you want to make it ahead of time.
  16. To finish, uncover and bake another 40-45 minutes or until browned on top.


Orange Cranberry Canna Cocktail

Having a drink with dinner is always nice. And now cocktails are getting a cannabis makeover! These non-alcoholic drinks are taking the cannabis world by storm. Potent and delicious they’re the perfect addition to any Danksgiving feast.


Tools you’ll need:

  1. Glass pitcher
  2. Glasses for serving
  3. A long-handled spoon

Ingredients:

  1. 2 cups cranberry juice
  2. 1 cup orange juice
  3. ½ cup water
  4. ¼ cup cannabis infused simple syrup (see recipe above)
  5. Sparkling water

Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in pitcher except sparkling water.
  2. Stir to mix about 10 seconds.
  3. Pour into glass about ¾ way full.
  4. Add sparkling water to fill.
  5. Serve with fresh orange slices.


Mary Jane’s Ginger Snaps

Nothing says the holidays like a good ginger snap…and nothing says Danksgiving like medicating with this sweet treat. These are perfect for after the feast. Plus, they’re excellent with cocoa, tea, or coffee! They also stay fresh for about a week if you put them in a sealed container after they’ve had a chance to cool. That way you can enjoy a little bit of Danksgiving even when the party is long over. 


Tools you’ll need:

  1. Baking sheet
  2. Large bowl
  3. Medium bowl
  4. Small bowl
  5. Fork

Ingredients: 

  1. ¾ cup Cannabutter
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 1 egg
  4. 4 tablespoons molasses
  5. 2 cups flour
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. ½ teaspoon salt
  8. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  9. ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  10. 1 teaspoon ground ginger

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in large bowl.
  3. Add egg and molasses.
  4. Mix dry ingredients in medium bowl.
  5. Add dry ingredients slowly to wet ingredients.
  6. Roll into one-inch balls.
  7. Coat with sugar in small bowl.
  8. Place on baking sheet and flatten with fork making a crisscross pattern.
  9. Bake 8 minutes for soft cookies, 12-15 minutes for crunchy cookies. 


So, there you have it: a Danksgiving feast for the ages! We hope you enjoy this cannabis-infused menu. It’s sure to brighten your holidays and lift your spirits. Just remember, if you’re not an edible veteran take it VERY slowly. Sometimes it’s not just the turkey that can make you sleepy! The most important part of Danksgiving is to have a good time with loved ones who share your passion for all things cannabis.


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