As the holidays arrive this week, many are scrambling to put together the ultimate menu for their Christmas feast. As we all know, preparing such a meal can be costly... unless you buy all your ingredients at your local 99 cents store.

We sent our own Andrew Ramos on a mission to create a tasty holiday meal for four using only ingredients found at the 99 cents store.

After recruiting the help of Chris Meenan, Executive Chef at the Water's Edge in Long Island City, Queens, a bag of ingredients - which totaled only $18 in cost - soon became an unbelievable feast for a family of four.

Using sheer creativity and experience, Meenan managed to churn out an extravagant 4-course meal including two appetizers, one entree and one delicious dessert. In the most shocking twist, the chef was not briefed on what ingredients were going to be involved in the cooking.

After taking a look at his tools, Meenan got to work and created courses just about anyone could do.

Learn how to make all the chef's creations: (PLEASE NOTE: All ingredients were purchased at Jack's 99 Cents Store on 32nd Street in Midtown. For more information, click here.)

Crab Meat Pot Pie What you will need:

• 2 frozen pie crusts

• Bag of imitation Crab Meat

• Bag of frozen broccoli cuts

• Can of corn

• Generic cream

Thaw out pie crusts, spread out dough, separating in five different portions. Each of the four portions will be used for its own individual tart tray. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or when crust has golden exterior. Set aside the fifth dough portion, which will be will be used to cover each pie later.

Thaw out frozen crab meat. Cut meat into strips, then cut into cubes. Add crab to a pan that is lightly dressed in olive oil at mid-heat. Add about a cup of cream. Bring to a light boil.

Thaw out bag of frozen broccoli. Cut the tops off each broccoli stem and put them aside. (The tops will be used for your Ramen Noodle entree.) Add broccoli to crab/cream mixture. Finally, add canned corn. Allow mixture to reach light boil. Cream should thicken up and appear frothy.

After crab, broccoli and corn cook, its time to add mixture to each tart. After adding a generous portion to each crust pie, roll out fifth dough portion into 1 1/2 inch-wide strips. Take each strip and start covering each tart in a cross-cover fashion.

Place each tart onto a baking sheet and put into oven. Allow to bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until crust goldens. Remove from oven, and Enjoy!

Ham Roll-Up Stuffed With Mandarin Rice

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