Five best marijuana meals for a real Rocky Mountain high

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Beyond the brownies...

With the passage of Amendment 64 -- which legalizes recreational marijuana in the state of Colorado -- I know I'm not the only one looking forward to the vast array and variety of weed-infused edibles that one day we'll be able to prepare at home -- and maybe even order. Will we see a green-light special aisle at Whole Foods? And pot pies just like grammy used to make after she was paroled?

Those of us who attended public school already know how to make special brownies, Rasta rice Krispies treats, toke-house cookies, twig tea and the basic marijuana butter or cannabutter needed as the base for recipes, but now we here in the Mile High City can do more than wake and bake: We can be the galloping ganja gourmets, and the envy of Midwestern civilization. Here's my list of the five best marijuana meals for a real Rocky Mountain High. Mota Mojito with dinner, anyone?

See also:
- Cheetos, Goldfish: What should be the official State Snack for a real Rocky Mountain High?
- Tom Tancredo endorses marijuana-regulation Amendment 64
- Amendment 64 passage lights up marijuana convention in Denver
- Marijuana: Would Amendment 64 hurt or help Colorado tourism?

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Parsley, sage, rosemary and weed.
5. Swaghetti with red potsta sauce.

Spaghetti is a cost-effective and popular dish for both restaurant and home dining, and now we can really light it up. The most important thing to know about a good pot of potsta sauce is this: Save the jars for your stash, and always make it fresh, from scratch. This is one of the dishes in which you can use actual chopped buds, without having to process the marijuana into butter, oil, or tincture form -- unless you really want to -- and since concentrated amounts of cannabis generally taste like a bag of mashed assholes, a hearty blend of garlic, onion, rosemary, thyme, oregano and basil will help mask the displeasing flavor. The beauty part of a steaming, savory plate of swaghetti is that ingesting the buds will take longer to get you high: twenty minutes to an hour-ish, so you have plenty of twirling time until you are stoned as a gravel road.

4. Cannabiscuits and ganja gravy.

Wakey-wakey, kush and bakey is done effectively -- and enjoyably -- in half the time by downing a plate of cannabis-infused biscuits and gravy, and using a good sativa strain for some morning mental alertness. These are as easy to prepare as the regular B & G, just use cannabutter in the biscuits and, for extra potency, cannabis-infused milk (canna milk) in the gravy. Copious amounts of black pepper are the norm with these, anyway, and will level out any strong flavors. If Carl's Jr. decides to jump on the potwagon and makes these its rise-and-shine special, I'm betting the lines around the block will last until well into lunch time.


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6 comments
stuka1
stuka1

....how do you know what a bag of mashed assholes tastes like....?

ScubaSteve
ScubaSteve topcommenter

I haven't cooked anything with weed since the 1970s, but Mnizzle is correct that it was too much work for too little return.  But for the best steak, pick one up at the market and throw it on the patio grill. No muss, no fuss.

Mnizzle
Mnizzle

I've cooked with cannabis before ... it was something new to try for fun, but in the end:

 

for me it's too much work for too little return.

 

I'll instead go out to my favorite restaurant for my favorite meal - 

 

(e.g. Elway's for a steak or L'Atelier in Boulder for french traditional)

 

and then just give me a Cheeba Chew for dessert.

No muss ... no fuss.   

 

To each his own.  If you like to cook with cannabis, have fun, and more power to you.

stuka1
stuka1

@Chad Atwell Just use cannabutter or canna-infused oils (olive oil, etc) where it calls for regular oils/butter.

Be careful with dosages, though...

jenna-furrr
jenna-furrr topcommenter

 @steveville My take on the effort involved is that once you make cannabutter it's easy peasy from there--then all you have to do is make what you would normally and add the magic. : )

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