In my soup pot (I think it's 8 qt) I add 7-8 pounds of potatoes peeled and diced. Sprinkle with parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder. Add 1 box of TJ's chicken broth or 3 heaping teaspoons of chicken bouillon (depending on what I have) then fill the pot with enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil then simmer until the potatoes are cooked (about 20 min.). Here's where I cheat. I thicken the soup with a bit of instant mashed potatoes. Since the soup is already hot, I just pour in somewhere between 1/2c. and 1c. from the box. Add a can of condensed milk to make it creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with bacon and shredded cheese. YUM!
***As a rule at our house, things are seasoned pretty mild. With kids, I know they can be picky. And if it's 'spicy' they're quicker to complain. I can always add spice to my bowl but I can't take it out of theirs.