In a large kettle over medium heat, sauté the onions in the butter until
translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Don't let them brown.
remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, cover, lower heat, and simmer 1½
hours or until potatoes have amost disintegrated. Soup will be
Add salt and pepper to taste.
To Serve: Ladle into big bowls.
Add almost any leftover, solid or liquid, to stretch.
Taste better the second day!!!