3/4 tsp of the first two and half a tsp of the last, along with a half a tsp each of ground black pepper and minced garlic, mixed in with a half a pound each of sliced carrots and celery, two or three pounds of diced potatoes, one or two diced onions, and three or four pounds of boneless chicken breast cut up into bite-sized chunks in a crock pot. Pour four cups or so of chicken broth over the top and put that crock pot on low. Stir it up to mix the ingredients and then let it go for eight hours.
I'll stir it up once about noon or so just to make sure everything is mixed up real good and then leave it for another four hours. After that I'll put in a tablespoon or two of flour to thicken it up a bit, stir it up to shred the chicken, and serve it up with some biscuits.
That should shut them up for a while.
UPDATE: It's gone already, so they must have liked it.