One thing that I have been making regularly since this past summer, when I had a food fart in regards to my cooking, are roast potatoes. They are very easy to make and probably much better than the roast potato kits that I have seen appear in the grocery store in the past year. I find that these are much better tasting and probably healthier for you.
Preheat oven to 425.
Put 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large mixing bowl.
Wash and dry potatoes (leave whole if they are mini potatoes; otherwise cut into halves).
Add the potatoes and mix well with clean hands until potatoes are coated with oil.
Add spices: 1 tablespoon each of steak spice and rosemary or thyme.
Put in a glass baking dish that is large enough that they are not piled on top of each other.
Bake in oven for 30-40 min.
Use a spatula to flip them after about 20 min.
After 30 minutes, stick a fork into a few of them to see if they are soft. Leave in oven until done.
I find that the small mini-potatoes work the best, but then I haven't used larger potatoes. If you are on your own, its an easy recipe to halve.