Thanksgiving Leftover Edibles: Recipes To Be Thankful For
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Fall is the best season, and the best part of fall, without a doubt, Thanksgiving. Getting together with family you haven’t seen in a while, the cozy autumn atmosphere, and of course, the best dinner of the year. Really, nothing beats a homemade Thanksgiving dinner with your family: a golden turkey, thick gravy, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and pies made with every fall ingredient you might want. It is truly a magical time, especially afterwards, when it’s almost guaranteed that you will get a fridge full of leftovers to sustain you from here to Christmas.
And for the stoner always on the lookout to boost their culinary abilities, this is the perfect opportunity to get creative and use your leftovers in the best possible way: cooking up the best edibles you and your friends will have this season. Think about it: all the great things of Thanksgiving leftovers combined with the amazing high of your favorite strain of weed. Truly, the best of both worlds.
So to celebrate this holiday the way it deserves, let’s be thankful for the absolute best way to use your Thanksgiving leftovers, and check out some recipes to ensure your next chill out session is the best you will get this fall. Let’s dig into it!
1) Cannabis-infused turkey wrap
Generally speaking, a good old fashioned wrap is one of the best ways to use your leftovers, because you can pretty much throw anything in them in every configuration you want. Gravy, stuffing, veggies… Quick, easy and delicious. And to make them even better, why not infuse your wrap with some cannabis tincture? Believe us, you are about to taste something wild.
What you will need:
- ¼ cup turkey gravy.
- Shredded leftover turkey, as much as you want.
- 1 ½ cups of your favorite leafy greens (we recommend spinach).
- 2 tablespoons of warm stuffing.
- 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce (warm is better).
- The largest whole-wheat tortilla you can find.
- 4 drops of your preferred cannabis tincture.
The best way to add the tincture to your wrap is mixing it with the warm gravy, so put in the microwave for around 30 seconds (depending on the potency of your particular device), and then add the tincture to it, mixing it evenly. After that, put your whole-wheat tortilla and spread the cranberry sauce all over it. The more, the better. Cover the sauce with the leafy greens, again using as much as you can, and then put the turkey and stuffing all over it. Finally, add the cannabis-infused gravy on top of it, and roll it up. We recommend you to go easy on it depending on the THC content of your tincture, so go by taste. After all, if it’s good, you can just dip your wrap on the gravy while you eat it. Messy and delicious, you probably will get more than one on a single sitting.
2) Cannabis-infused apple cider
There’s no question about the status of cider as the bona-fide drink of the fall season, and you would think there’s few ways to improve on it. But you already know that’s not true: cannabis can always make everything better, especially when you have a trustworthy tincture on hand. So without further ado, check out what you need to do to make an amazing cannabis apple cider next time you have people over.
What you will need:
- 5 big apples. Any variety is good, except Red Delicious.
- ½ a cup of white sugar.
- ¼ cup of light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons of powdered cinnamon.
- 1 tablespoon of allspice.
- 1 teaspoon of whole clove.
- 1 pinch of grated nutmeg.
- 5 drops of your preferred cannabis tincture.
Cut the apples whole, without removing the seeds or skin, into little cubes, put them into a pot and cover them with enough water so the apples don’t peek out of the surface. Add both kinds of sugar, the nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon, and let it boil for an hour on high heat without covering it. After the hour has passed, get the heat down to a simmer for another two hours. After all that time has passed, turn the heat off and let it rest until cool. Afterwards, mash the apples evenly, and pour the whole concoction through a strainer into a bowl. And don’t waste any of the cider: put the mashed apples in a paper towel and squeeze hard, until nothing else comes out. For the final touch, add the tincture and voilá! Cannabis apple cider ready to go.
3) Mashed potato croquettes… with cannabutter!
Mashed potatoes are probably the best side dish of the whole ordeal (sorry, cranberry sauce lovers), because it’s pretty much always good, goes with basically everything, and cannabutter is a great addition to it. Have you ever thought of it? No? Well, then today is your lucky day, because if you are reading this after Thanksgiving, then you probably have a fridge full of the stuff, and if you are a loyal follower of HØJ, then you have cannabutter, or the ingredients for it, ready to go. In this particular recipe, we use the mashed potatoes to make croquettes, which is an easy way to use up your leftovers. Let’s check it out!
What you will need:
- 6 eggs (4 whole, 2 just for the yolks).
- 2 cups of mashed potatoes.
- ¼ cup of chopped green onions, as finely as you can.
- 1 tablespoon of all-purpose flour.
- ½ cup of finely-grated cheddar cheese.
- 2 tablespoons of cannabutter (find a guide to prepare it here)
- 2 cups of breadcrumbs (if you have bisquettes or any other leftover bread from the Thanksgiving dinner, you can use that).
- Cooking oil, preferably canola.
Before starting, just take the note that this recipe is assuming that your cannabutter is fairly medium in strength, so take that into consideration before starting. As the cannabutter will be needed for frying, if you need more, use normal butter if you think you already added more than enough cannabis.
So, with that in mind, mix in a big bowl the two egg yolks, the mashed potatoes, the cheese, flour and green onions. Take a small portion of this mixture, form some small balls (maybe the size of small oranges), and put them into the fridge for a couple of hours. When they are ready, prepare your crumbs in a bowl, beat the rest of the eggs, and start heating the cannabutter and oil in a big pan, medium-high heat, until they bubble deliciously. Now, you only need to fry your croquettes until they are brown and crispy. Use some paper towels to absorb the excess grease, and they are done.
Please enjoy the best use of your leftovers this fall!