What are you doing for Friendsgiving this year? If that question is one you’d rather avoid talking about this year, we understand entirely. It’s a holiday season for the books, that’s for sure. To socially distance or not to socially space? Everyone has an opinion. And so does Dr. Fauci.
Friendsgiving is the ultimate excuse to skip the drama and hang with your friends. Virtually or in a small gathering. So, how exactly do you organize a Friendsgiving celebration? Let’s break down the basics and then talk about the cheapest, easiest cannabis-infused Friendsgiving dinner you can make.
Have you ever wondered where the celebration of Friendsgiving came from? Well, we did a little research and found that it was first used on Usenet posts and Twitter, way back in 2007. That is the first time it showed up in print anyhow. And unless you were a cyber geek and into online communities, there wasn’t such a thing as ‘social networks’ before 2007 anyhow.
Friendsgiving is the celebration of Thanksgiving with your friends. The meetup with your besties can be instead of a family gathering, or in addition to one. So, if you would rather hang with your friends and celebrate Friendsgiving rather than watch your family debate election results, it might be a good option this year.
Friendsgiving can be celebrated on the day of American Thanksgiving or another evening when everyone is available. Just because you prefer to distance this year socially doesn’t mean you have to miss out on social or good food. You can do it all safely at home. And you don’t have to worry whether the Uber driver coughs on the way to your Mom’s house.
Bailey’s Irish Cream was the first brand to use the term “Friendsgiving’ in an advertising campaign in 2011. That same year, The Real Housewives of New Jersey was all over it, in an episode called “Gobblefellas.”
The term ‘Friendsgiving’ wasn’t patented, but Butterball (the company that makes the most famous American turkeys) did get trademark protection for “Butterball Friendsgiving”. It’s not information that will change the world, but at least you have a conversation starter.
If you don’t already have Zoom installed on your computer, it’s free, and it only takes about a minute. Sure, you could use Skype, but Zoom allows you to schedule a meeting room and then send invites out by Microsoft Outlook or through your Gmail calendar.
After talking to your friends, if everyone agrees that virtual is the way to go for the Friendsgiving celebration this year, roll one up, and roll with it.
Maybe you want to go the extra mile and put a turkey in the oven with all the fixings. But since your parents or grandparents aren’t going to be cooking one for you this year, that’s a lot of work. And it can get pretty expensive.
If you are looking for some cannabis-infused recipes to prepare your Friendsgiving feast at home, we’ve got a few tasty suggestions. Check out these recipe ideas for:
Remember to decarboxylate your cannabis before cooking with it, or you are going to be unimpressed with the results. And if you are looking for a fun Friendsgiving challenge, learn how to roll a fully smokable turkey-shaped joint because it’s Thanksgiving, after all. (Thank you, Vice!)
Have you ever wanted to make a Danksgiving Turkey at home? Check out these easy steps from the food bloggers on the 760 Glass YouTube channel.
Have a happy and safe holiday (no matter how you celebrate it) from all of us at Marijuana Doctors!