Grab a large size pan and melt 3/4 cup butter and add 3/4 cup flour to make a white sauce, quickly whisk. When it is all creamy, slowly add 1-1/2 cup cream plus 3 to 3 -/2 cups milk. Stir constantly and use a whisk to keep from getting lumps. I get lumps too sometimes. No worries, bring out the hand mixer to make it smooth. Combine the other ingredients and you have a fabulous potato soup. Here's where it gets fun, you can add vegetables like corn, peas, broccoli or cheese. This is a great base soup to serve a lot of people. Serve with grated cheese on top.