Photos: Have a very merry Dollar Tree Christmas dinner!


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J. Wohletz
It's that time again -- time for the last-minute panic as you plan a celebratory sideboard of snacks worthy of this most festive holiday. After our Dollar Tree Thanksgiving's proper sit-down meal, we decided to create a buffet-style Christmas smorgasbord of the finest treats the DT has to offer -- and it looks like the stores have really upped their game since November, because they're offering some seriously chic noshes for purchase. And since the Dollar Tree accepts SNAP, no cash is no object: Everyone deserves a holiday din to remember.

Please enjoy our Yuletide buffet suggestions, and with all the ched you save, feel free to augment the festivities with a bottle -- or a case -- of holiday spirits.

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J. Wohletz
Get this party started with tubs of pasteurized processed cheese food product, slabs of pepperoni and crackers -- all classier than the usual DT fare, since nothing here is splurted out of a can.

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J. Wohletz
Stuffing mushrooms yourself is tedious. These nuggets are mushroom-shaped, filled with cream cheese, and reason to finally fire up the Fry Baby you got ten Christmases ago.

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J. Wohletz
These tasty balls o' meat are appropriate for all ages, all types and probably even vegetarians, because the actual meat ratio in DT meat-a-balls is about as low as the cost of a bag.

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J. Wohletz
This is where the fanciness comes in for our buffet: A few bags of these head-on, not-deveined shrimps sautéed in a little margarine and garlic salt will impress your guests as much as the prep time will irritate you.

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J. Wohletz
Scallops? Why, yes. The Dollar Tree has a fine array of seafood this season, and although they look quite miniscule and slightly freezer-burned, no one will notice after you toss them in with the shrimp and serve the seafood on a bed of Rice-a-Roni.

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8 comments
sylviabass
sylviabass

I just found a place called Printapons where I can get my fav. restaurant coupon for 90% off!! all you have to do is just print and take it.

Will
Will

Jenn, with so many people in a sad financial shape, don't you feel at all stupid and soulless by poking fun at their food options? Does Westword? 

Jenn Jenn Jenn
Jenn Jenn Jenn

I'm hoping they sell souls at the Dollar Tree, because they will only cost $1 each.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

My mouth is drooling already Jenny :)

Guest
Guest

Just because others choose to shop and eat differently does not make them less than.  Maybe the author should check their ego at the check-out line.

Jenn Jenn Jenn
Jenn Jenn Jenn

Checking my ego is also a full-time job--I got no kinda time for that.

I'm also sure that my lavish lifestyle affords me the luxury of laying sideways on my big, poofy canopy bed, munching dainty petit fours every day, and dismissing the peasant class with a wave of my kid-gloved hand while chanting "Let them eat Dollar Tree cake." 

GFTW
GFTW

Mmm, prolly loves me some of those mushrooms and bacon fat-fried popcorn chicken. Sorry to see you got demoted from Whole Paycheck back to Dollar Tree, Jennstery. I've been lobbying for you to take over Westwood's top food critic spot, since you seem much more adventurous with all the bugs you eat, plus I think your food porn photos would look much better, composed on your own nekkid body. :D

Jenn Jenn Jenn
Jenn Jenn Jenn

You know, if I ever decided to do food porn in earnest, that would seriously be a full-time gig, and leave me scant time to do little else with my cherished existence. Now Dollar Tree food porn? There's a money idea.....

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