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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

In starting to get ahead of myself in preparing for Thanksgiving (after recovering from the shock of this week's election - ARRGGH! OK still not recovered), I decided to try this recipe for slow cooker mashed potatoes. I thought it would free up the stovetop on the big day. I used homemade bouillon instead of chicken broth and it worked well.

I decided to use the mashed potatoes in my Potato Torta. I used fresh tomatoes along with fresh mozzarella.
The slow cooker worked great. My only reservation is that I usually use milk and heavy cream for my garlic mashed potatoes. I'm a little worried that the milk and heavy cream might scald a little too much in the slow cooker. I won't have time to test this out again before Thanksgiving so I think I will use the stovetop method and save the experimenting with the milk/heavy cream to a less high-stakes day. I will definitely revisit this recipe. It's so great because you're not babysitting the potatoes to ensure they don't boil over or burn. You just need to give them a stir every once in a while. I gave them a stir about every 1/2 hour.

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