A variation on Cindy Scheck's recipe # 71205, Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for Crock Pot, adjusted to feed my large family at holiday gatherings. These are super easy and very good. It looks like a lot of directions, but it's really not - that's just me being loquacious and sleep-deprived. Cooking time is a rough estimate - I wasn't really paying attention. Don't look at the calories!