Christmas is a sacred holiday for many, and for many others, it and the various holidays that coincide with it are all about spending time with dear friends and family, exchanging gifts, maybe enjoying some cocktails or board games. No matter how you do Christmas, the center of all this activity is usually a table full of food. The traditional trappings of Christmas–the ham, the mashed potatoes and gravy, the green bean casserole–are a no-brainer for many, but for many others, any food will do.
If you’re not a fan of tradition or you really prefer to serve food that doesn’t require dirtying every pot and pan in the house, you’re in luck, because it’s a piece of cake to compile a delicious Christmas feast with fast food alone, making Christmas dinner a tidy, delicious affair unaccompanied by a mountain of dishes to wash at the end.
Boston Market Christmas Feast
Now, if you’ve got your heart set on a traditional Christmas feast but simply don’t want to slave the day away making it, head over to Boston Market on Christmas Eve (most locations are closed Christmas Day) and pick up your old-school feast to reheat the next day. This year’s offerings include honey-glazed or spiral-sliced ham or a whole roasted turkey, along with a variety of sides to choose from like stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet corn and sweet potato casserole. You’ll need to order your feast ahead of time, and they’ll have it ready for you to pick up when you arrive.
Pick up some of those fancy-printed paper plates and some thick. luxurious dinner napkins, light a few candles, and enjoy a stress-free, easy-cleanup feast with the people you love best.
Fast Food Christmas Recipes
You may not be too keen on serving up a mess of Big Macs and calling it a Christmas Feast, but keep in mind that you don’t have to move the food from sack to table right off the bat. Instead, you can do some serious doctoring to make the feast more festive. Here are three great recipes for doing just that, but remember: The vast majority of fast food joints are closed on Christmas Day, so get your “ingredients” the day before and keep them in the fridge overnight.
White Castle Slider Stuffing
Remove the pickles from ten White Castle original sliders (no cheese), and cut the pickle-less burgers into 1-inch chunks. Place the chunks in a casserole dish and add two 8-ounce containers of chicken noodle soup from Subway. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until it’s light brown and crispy on top.
KFC Green Bean Onion Ring Casserole
Combine four large orders of KFC green beans (drained) with 16 ounces of broccoli cheddar soup from Panera. Arrange the onion rings from two large Burger King orders on top, and bake it in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes or until the casserole is heated through and the onion rings are a crisp, golden brown.
McDonald’s Apple Pie a la Mode
Unwrap a mess of apple pies from McDonald’s and place them on a baking sheet. Heat them in a 400-degree oven for 10 minutes to make them all hot and gooey. Serve with a heaping helping of delicious Cold Stone Creamery French Vanilla ice cream. If vanilla is too plain for your taste buds, try the Sweet Cream or Coffee ice cream instead. Or heck, why not a dollop of each?
And there you have it. A delicious fast food Christmas feast with minimal work and very few dishes. Not even Santa could do better than that!