Now I'll address the packaged soup issue...I hear a lot of stress over what packaged thing people can pour over their meat to make it good. Besides the junk in that packaged stuff is probably corn starch or flour, onion powder, garlic powder, and salt. Possibly a tiny bit of parsley. Therefore, to make a good seasoning just experiment with those seasonings. If it still doesn't taste "right" to you you're probably missing the MSG in which you would deal with it and get used to it or use an approved bouillon cube.
In a crock pot add
1/4 c flour
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder (not garlic salt)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp parsley or any other herb (optional)
cubed or whole potatoes
carrots to match the size of the potatoes
water to cover
Cook it all day then eat.
Depending on the size of your crockpot you may need to check your salt content, just add more if it needs more. If it's too watery next time add less water or more flour. If you need to salvage today's stuff take out a cup or two of liquid, put it in a blender and start it running, then add a few TBSP of flour or cornstarch and add it back to the hot liquid.