Kraft Recipe Makers: Sweet Plum Pork

It was 1:00 in the afternoon and I’d just stepped foot out of the shower when the doorbell rang.

Diiiiiiiiiing dong. Ding dong. Ding dongggggg.

The persistent visitor ended the rings with a cheery knock. Tap-tap-taptap-taaaap-tap. Dripping wet and half nude, I grabbed the first summer dress I could find, and rushed to the front door. Whoever this was, they meant business. And I was intended to discover just the sort of business they were on.

I cracked open the door to discover my 93-year-old neighbor. He gave a flourishing wave over his head, did a little step to the right, and smiled big, “Hello! Remember me?” The accent from his childhood in Germany rolled about his words, making them even sweeter and more endearing than they might be anyway. I couldn’t help but pull him in for a big hug.

Sometimes I forget the goodness of a friendly neighbor. I get too busy, you know?

He’d shuffled his aching, arthritic body across the street to invite us to pick apples and plums from the trees in his backyard. “You know, the uzer women vork in zis street, so we’re not picking until Saturday, to make it fair. Then, it’s vurst come, vurst serve.” And so, plums were picked on Saturday this weekend. Then, plums and pork chops were eaten on Sunday.

Since it was lazy Sunday around these parts (rainy, end of week of true insanity), I was glad to be fifteen minutes from a 4-ingredient meal that made us feel like we were eating out, while lazing around in our slippers and sweats. The secret, of course, was a box of Kraft Recipe Makers I had tucked in my pantry. A few fresh plums, a pound of pork chops, a box of the Sweet & Sour Chicken (which comes with a Sesame Ginger Simmer Sauce & Sweet and Sour Pineapple Finishing Sauce) made the meal gorgeous in minutes. The flavor is absurdly delish.

This is the third time I’ve pulled together some crazy eat with just a handful of fresh ingredients from the freezer and fridge, and a box of Kraft Recipe Makers pulled from the pantry. Cooking like this works for me. Because I truly abhor bad food, but get so busy that I forget to allow myself prep time in the kitchen. Suddenly, it’s 5pm, and everyone is hungry.

With a slew of restaurants just around the bend from our Sugarhouse bungalow, it’s sooooo easy to just call it a night and go out for restaurant eats. But, Kraft Recipe Makers make it so most of the prep work is already done. A happy happenstance when you come to the end of a week and have finished a cookbook, pounded out 85 loads of laundry from sick kids, and are trying to work in a date or two because–you know–why not? So, you likely don’t have a plum tree available in your neighborhood. But plums are sweet and ripe at the grocer this time of year. Buzz over, grab a bag, and whip up this beautiful Sweet Plum Pork. It’s just fair to have you enjoy a meal as much as we did.

 

 

 

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39 Responses to “Kraft Recipe Makers: Sweet Plum Pork”

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    Mami2jcn on September 28, 2013 at 7:14 am Reply

    I would make pot roast…yum!

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    Mami2jcn on September 28, 2013 at 7:15 am Reply

    pinned–http://www.pinterest.com/pin/400046379371187303/

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    Elena on September 28, 2013 at 10:28 am Reply

    I would make chicken stir fry with Kraft sweet and sour sauce

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    Elena on September 28, 2013 at 10:29 am Reply

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    Delia Sadler on September 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm Reply

    Any suggestions for making this from scratch? Too much sodium in the mix.

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    Lisa Brown on September 28, 2013 at 4:44 pm Reply

    I would make a tortellini and vegetable dish with the sauces.
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    Lisa Brown on September 28, 2013 at 4:45 pm Reply

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    Tasha on September 28, 2013 at 5:29 pm Reply

    That looks delicious, but your story telling is the best, sweet Brooke! I could hear that 93 year old man, and I want to go pick plums! Glad I’m not the only one that works in a shower at 1 pm!

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    Cindy on September 29, 2013 at 2:58 pm Reply

    To the Kraft Recipe Makers Sweet & Sour Chicken I’d add fresh pineapple (bought one today), pea pods and a bag of frozen shrimp. My family would probably love it over rice. I’d eat it over cauliflower rice–Paleo yum!

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    Vadim K on October 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm Reply

    I would try to make the same recipe you made :).

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    Debbie B on October 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm Reply

    i would like making the Three Cheese Chicken Florentine

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    Debbie B on October 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm Reply

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    Erica Best on October 13, 2013 at 7:48 pm Reply

    i would make Chicken Cacciatore

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    LAMusing on October 16, 2013 at 5:38 pm Reply

    That looks delicious! I’d make the Sweet and Sour chicken with the Sesame Ginger simmer sauce and the Sweet and Sour Pineapple finishing sauce. I’d add chunks of pineapple and snap peas.

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    Norma on October 16, 2013 at 5:40 pm Reply

    I’d like to try to make the Chicken Cacciatore. I could also use the lemon oregano sauce for greek grilled chicken sprinkled with feta.

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    Amy Tong on October 20, 2013 at 12:22 am Reply

    Oh my! Love your mouth-watering creation. I would love to try these Kraft sauces and create a sweet and sour chicken popcorn recipe. hm…can’t wait to make some soon.

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    Amy Tong on October 20, 2013 at 12:23 am Reply

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    Rachel Henderson on October 20, 2013 at 12:44 am Reply

    I would make sweet and sour chicken with the sesame ginger simmer sauce. Served with cilantro pineapple rice…Ooh, I’m making myself hungry!

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    Wild Orchid on October 20, 2013 at 11:28 am Reply

    I would use the sweet and sour chicken mix to make sweet and sour meatballs!

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    Wild Orchid on October 20, 2013 at 11:29 am Reply

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    Jennai on October 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm Reply

    I would use the Sweet & Sour Sauce to make Sweet and Sour Shrimp
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    Jennai on October 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm Reply

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    maria cantu on October 22, 2013 at 1:28 pm Reply

    Looks great but I would use the verde chicken enchilada one because enchiladas are my favorite food.

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    steph on October 24, 2013 at 6:28 pm Reply

    id make asian tacos with the sweet and sour chicken sauce!

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    Betty C on October 27, 2013 at 1:46 am Reply

    I would make Beef Stroganoff using the New England Pot Roast sauce.

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    Betty C on October 27, 2013 at 1:47 am Reply

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    Amanda Sakovitz on October 27, 2013 at 10:44 am Reply

    I would love to make a three cheese pasta!

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    Amanda Sakovitz on October 27, 2013 at 10:45 am Reply

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    Thomas Murphy on October 27, 2013 at 11:38 am Reply

    I would make chicken enchiladas.

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    angie lilly on October 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply

    I would use the Southwest Chicken & Bell Pepper Wraps recipe with the Hickory BBQ Beef sauces minue the bell peppers and chicken plus fake Quorn brand “chicken” strips and tortilla chips! mmm!

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    Sarah L on October 27, 2013 at 4:30 pm Reply

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    ClariPossum on December 1, 2013 at 8:15 am Reply

    This looks delicious, but where are the instructions? I would love to try this but the recipe itself seems to be missing. :(

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    Jasper on March 25, 2014 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Nice read, I just passed this onto a fernid who was doing a little research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch!

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