Pork-n-SauerCone? The Hamdogger? Check out our list of (imagined) holiday meals

Quick Eats


The only thing more American than Thanksgiving itself is the fact that many an American restaurant and sandwich shop now serves the standard T-Giving meal as a sandwich: turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and, hell, even some gravy, all squished together for a streamlined, utensil-less Thanksgiving experience (just like your ancestors didn’t).

This cultural culinary phenomenon got us thinking: What other seasonal meals could be streamlined for some fast, mostly-fork-free eating?

Here’s what we came up with. We want to hear your ideas, too. Tweet us at @flymagazine with the #flyholidayeats hashtag.


New Year’s Day:

The Pork-N-Sauerkraut Cone
A crisp waffle cone adds a sweet-and-crunchy vehicle for PA Dutch Country’s classic New Year’s Day meal on the go. Or, more accurately, for easy eating on the couch as you nurse that champagne-induced hangover.


St. Patrick’s Day:

Shepherd’s Pie Croquettes
Fashion your classic shepherd’s pie into miniature balls, bread them ever so lightly, and then deep fry the shit out of ’em. Mc’O’Finger-lickin’ good. Serve on one of those nifty deviled eggs trays (because you haven’t served deviled eggs, ever).


Memorial Day:

Vegetarian Gluten-Free Quinoa Salad Burrito
For the veggie-leaning crowd out there… Pure, gluten-free quinoa salad tossed with fresh, local, organic, non-GMO veggies, almonds and a creamy, Greek yogurt and avocado dressing. We typically subscribe to the “You don’t make friends with salad” school of thought, but even this sounds delicious.


4th of July:

The Hamdogger
Now. We. Are. Talking. Nix the hot dog bun and wrap your wiener in hamburger meat before it hits the grill. Condiment at will (read: liberally). Extra points for bacon.


Christmas Day:

A Regular Ol’ Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Because you just spent the year being creative at all the other holidays. Want to live dangerously? Toss that baby on a skillet and go for the grilled ham and cheese.


[photo: eknott@pdqfreshfoodfast.com]


Tweet us at @flymagazine with your Quick Eats ideas. Use the #flyholidayeats hashtag.


  • Share on Tumblr
Posted in Kitchen Talk

Mike McMonagle is a late-to-bed guy who tries daily to be an early riser. He drinks coffee, beer, whiskey and water regularly. He moonlights as a singer/songwriter by the name of Mike McMonagle. He makes photos sometimes, usually of his cat, or of puddles. Mike is the former digital editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

Close Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *