Hearty and comforting, this meat-and-potatoes meal is rich with homemade goodness…and it’s easy to prepare. “Sometimes I use chicken thighs instead of pork chops,” notes Joyce Valentine of Sanford, Colorado.
When plums are in season, I make this every other week. I originally adapted the recipe for use with chicken, but discovered it was even better with pork. I fixed it for 70 people for my granddaughter’s christening and everyone wanted the recipe.
“This recipe came from a good friend, and it’s been a big hit whenever I’ve served it,” Marian Platt relates from Sequim, Washington. “With rice pilaf and a green salad, a quick meal for company is ready.”
Folks may be intimidated to prepare an elegant crown roast of pork, but it's actually an easy entree. Our four grown sons and their families expect this every Christmas. —Mary Ann Balam, Tujunga, California
"We enjoy these colorful bundles on the deck along with rice and a tall glass of iced tea," Linda Turner Ludwig says from Columbiana, Ohio. For variety, try it with provolone cheese or red sweet peppers...or a substitute chicken breast for the pork chops.