Well, folks, it’s official – fall is in full swing, the trees are changing colors, hot cups of apple cider flow like rivers into the mugs of eagerly anticipating people, this year’s outdoor cannabis crops have been harvested, trimmed, and cured.
If you were one of the lucky farmers to harvest a crop this year then you have probably begun to wonder what to do with all that tasty sugar trim and leafy buds that weren’t quite pretty or full enough to make the top-shelf bud jar.
We have a great selection of weed flower deals here at Cannasaver for you to check out if you’d like to stock up and fill your pantry for the long winter months coming.
One of the best things about fall is the feeling when you get together with your best friends and family for a tasty meal.
Sitting around the living room and making jokes, playing games, eating delicious food with one another, these are the types of activities fall is best for.
We at Cannasaver decided it would be a great idea to throw a cannabis-themed dinner party for just such an occasion.
In this article, we’re going to tell you how to make cannabutter and oil to use in some of our favorite dishes that will leave you with a full belly and your head in the sky.
The first step to creating a weed infused food dish is to extract your cannabis into something you can cook with.
Here’s a method we love to use for making our weed butter for cookies, Rice Krispie treats, brownies, and other tasty weed treats and recipes.
First Step to an Infused Dinner Party: Making Cannabutter and Oil
The process to make butter we use includes two major steps.
The first is to decarboxylate your cannabis by baking it in an oven at 225 degrees Fahrenheit.
This activates the THC, CBD, and other cannabinoids to be able to bind to your oil or butter.
The second step is to take the baked cannabis and infuse it into a source of fat.
This could either be butter or your favorite type of cooking oil.
Follow these simple steps to complete making your infused oil or butter.
In a medium saucepan on very low heat, add water and butter.
When the butter is melted, add the decarboxylated cannabis.
Mix well with a wooden spoon and cover with a lid.
Let mixture gently simmer for 4 hours. Stir every half hour to make sure your butter isn’t burning. If you have a thermometer, check to make sure the temperature doesn’t reach above 180°.
After 4 hours, strain with cheesecloth or metal strainer into a container. Let the butter cool to room temperature. Use immediately or keep in the refrigerator or freezer in a well-sealed mason jar for up to six months.
This butter method is tried and true to make some of the dankest, potent butter to be used in any number of recipes.
So now that you’ve made your butter or oil, it’s time to get to work planning a menu.
We’ve made a sample one for you to take a peek at for some recipe inspiration or just to use for your own infused dinner party.
So here we go, Chef, let’s dive into our version of a nice weed infused dinner party.
Infused Dinner Party Recipes
THC Infused Margaritas
To make this drink you’ll need to pick up some THC-infused tincture to concoct this tasty beverage.
(Check out these deals on tincture).
Place 1-2 cups of ice cubes in a blender.
Scrape 4-8 tablespoons of honey (warming the honey slightly in the microwave can make it easier to pour and distribute) into the blender along with the ice.
Squeeze 2-3 large limes for their juice, and add the resulting juice to the mixture in the blender.
Free-pour in the alcohol to reach the level of strength you desire in your margarita. Blend sufficiently until smooth. Chill margarita glasses while mixing.
Dampen and dip the rims in salt if a salted rim is desired. Slice the fourth lime into thin half-slices, and put a small notch in the flesh of each slice so that it can be easily slipped over the rim of the glass.
Distribute margarita mixture into glasses and grate a small amount of lime zest over the top of each portion.
Add your dosage of THC or CBD tincture and enjoy while they are still frosty!
Get Baked Mac and Cheese
This isn’t your granny’s classic baked Mac and Cheese, but it will taste just as good.
For this recipe, you’ll need to use some of the weed butter you made earlier.
Here’s the list of ingredients you’ll want for your dish:
1/2 pound elbow macaroni
6 tablespoons cannabutter
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
1/2 cup yellow onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
1 large egg
12 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta to al dente.
While the pasta is cooking and in a separate med/large pot, Add the melted cannabutter. Whisk in the flour and keep it moving for about five minutes over very low heat. (Do not let it boil or simmer) Make sure it’s free of lumps. Stir in the milk and onion.
Temper in the egg. Stir in 9 oz of grated sharp cheddar cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Top with another 3 oz of grated cheese of your choice.
Melt 3 tablespoons of cannabutter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat. Top the macaroni with the bread crumbs. Bake for about 30 minutes or until topping is browned.
Remove from the oven and rest a few minutes before serving.
Serve up your Dankaroni and Cheese and enjoy!
Weed Brownies for Dessert
If you and your guests have made it through the margs and mac and cheese and want to finish your meal with some tasty treats, we’ve snagged a recipe for some really dank brownies to make and share with your guests.
These are great too because if people are already too high, brownies make great take-home treats.
Here's what you’ll need to make your brownies:
8 tablespoons (1 stick) cannabutter, plus a little softened butter for the pan
3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Chocolate chips (optional)
To cook the brownies just follow these simple steps :
Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8- or 9-inch square baking pan with butter or line it with aluminum foil and grease the foil.
Combine the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over very low heat, stirring occasionally. When the chocolate is just about melted, remove from the heat and continue to stir until the mixture is smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the sugar. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Gently stir in the flour, salt, and vanilla. Add chocolate chips. Pour and scrape into the prepared pan and bake until just barely set in the middle, 20 to 25 minutes.
It's better to underbake brownies than to overbake them. Cool on a rack before cutting.
These are just a few suggestions of things you could prepare for a weed infused dinner party. Our recommendation is that you and your friends do a “Pot-Luck” where everyone cooks and brings their favorite weed dish to the party.
Stay safe and enjoy!