Peasant Food

Mike always says the food I serve at our table is peasant food. He means it as the highest compliment. He loves it; he misses it when he is away and always eats all the leftovers.

From our well-used and well-loved kitchen table, Mike and I have entertained and literally fed thousands of our friends and family over the past 10 years.

I don’t really like cooking, and I definitely don’t want to spend time browning meat, stirring sauces and measuring mushrooms, so I came up with several economical and easy recipes that would work in a Crock-Pot. At one point in my life, I owned nine of them. This meant I could feed 100 people very simply without having to turn my main oven or burners on. These recipes work well for families, singles or Missional Community gatherings. Many of you have been asking about these recipes for years, so finally, here they are.

I hope you enjoy them, alter them and share them with others.

Peasant Food: Peasant foods are dishes specific to a particular culture, made from accessible, inexpensive ingredients and usually prepared and spiced to make them more palatable.

Crockpot Chicken Supreme (Peasant Food)
Serves 6-12 people depending on amount of chicken. Allow a half-pound of meat per guy and a quarter-pound of meat per girl unless they are hungry or big meat-eaters! I recommend serving this with a rice and side salad.


  • 1 large Crock-Pot
  • Chicken (any type, any amount)
  • 1 large tin of condensed chicken soup
  • 1 large tin of sweet corn
  • 1 small tub of sour cream
  • 1 cup of water
  • Mushrooms (sliced)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • One glass of leftover white wine (optional)


  1. Put chicken in the Crock-Pot.
  2. Open all cans.
  3. Put all contents of cans in Crock-Pot.
  4. Throw in all sliced mushrooms.
  5. Add 1 cup of water and salt and pepper.
  6. Add wine, if available.
  7. Stir.
  8. Put Crock-Pot on low for 6-8 hours.


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