Dining and Drugs at the Dollar Store


Dining and Drugs at the Carleton Place Dollar Store

Information, names of the convicted taken from the EMC- Metroland Media

On August 24th of 2010 the Centre Town Loonie and Toonie Shop was raided by the Ontario Provincial Police in Carleton Place, Ontario. Police netted thousands of dollars worth of drugs among the store’s stock.

I am sure amongst the goods that were on their shelves were ingredients for my favourite soup that the accused will not enjoy in jail. That would be my famous Corn  Chowder.

                                         CORN CHOWDER

Two cans chicken broth
two potatoes

one carrot

one onion

1 can Carnation milk

1 can cream corn
Chop up veggies and boil until tender in chicken broth
Add one can carnation milk and one can cream corn
Season to taste with salt and pepper and Parmesan cheese.
Cost about $6.00

The convicted couple should have made that soup instead of hiding one gram packages of Marijuana under the cheap imported toy shelves. One should never hide wrapped bags of hash under the lids of Pringle Chips stock either.

Ahh Pringles- the salty chips in the tall can. It reminds me of the great dollar store snack that can be made from them.

              POOP ON A PRINGLE

Top Pringles with a tiny bit of refried beans, salsa and cheese .

Now how yummy is that?

Cost? Priceless when you tell everyone what it is called.

Was it a big cash haul the day of the Dollar store bust? It was merely $4360 in Canadian hard cold cash found inside the store which would be exactly $4283.75 American. We have real hard nosed drug dealers in Canada. (Hear the sarcasm?)

That would be about a 6.5  minute haul in Oakland, California.

The arrested also owned a taxi company in the same premises that used to pick up the elderly for their daily jaunts. I heard that these two were very kind to the seniors that frequented their taxi service.

My question is: Were the senior passengers asked to frequent their dollar stores to maybe buy a bong or two?

Can you still bang a bong at 78?

I have another dollar recipe especially great for Seniors that have dental problems.

                  CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
One container 8 oz Whip n Chill
1 package chocolate instant pudding.
Mix together with a wisk and then chill for a bit.
Serve in glasses with a dollop of aerosol whipped cream on the top.

Cost – $2.50

The Ontario Provincial Police have stated that that they are seeing a rise of marijuana and cocaine in the area but are relieved that they have not seen any crystal meth yet. Inspector Gerry Salisbury noted that the highly addictive meth has just made its way into Ottawa. Just arrived in Ottawa? Where have you been guys?

Wilfred Moore and his wife were finally released from police custody with a promise to appear in the Perth Ontario Provincial Court on October 25th.  That is how much we Canadians trust one another – and of course they showed up!

Is that not a load of refried beans?

In my neighbourhood those dudes would have been “gone with the wind.” Bad Boy Bail Bonds would have been on them like Scarlett on Ashley.

With that final sentence I leave you with my recipe for Dollar store Prison Beans.

                                     Prison Baked Beans

one can baked beans
one can kidney beans
some BBQ sauce to taste
1/4 cup brown sugar
Chopped onions to taste

Mix altogether and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes with some huge slices of bacon on top.

Serve with salad

Cost – $5.00

I have made all these recipes and they are quick and yummy. I cannot however attest to the sodium content.

The pictures of the 100 wedding favour bags in this blog were also created by myself and they were all made from items at the dollar store. Try and get this from your party store for under $15.00 each. You can’t!

                                                                   Long Live the Dollar Stores!

                                                          Here’s how to make the Asian Bags

1 Asian Inspired satin bag

Gilted gold wrapping paper.

Gold penny candy

Victorian style tassel

Gold ribbon.

Cost? About $5 each.


Text and Images- Linda Seccaspina 2011

loonie * Loonie and Toonie – Canadian one and two dollar coins (no paper money)

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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