One of the small things I do to help my DW with Thanksgiving dinner is to take on the mashed potato prep. I've been doing my small part for decades. Well, this years dish was a disaster! I produced a tasteless, watery, and thin potato offering that was an epic fail.
I can't think of anything I did different with the potatoes from years past...except, I peepled them at about 6 AM and sat them in a water bath to prevent browning. About eight pounds were in that bath until about 4 PM when I put them on heat to boil them. When finished, I hand mashed the potatoes, adding about 1/8 lb salted butter cut into pats, and "about" a cup of Half & Half.
Any observations on how this dish went so terribly wrong? Can I fix the LARGE portion that remains?