I discovered two great things: canned potatoes and instant mashed potatoes. These things are the greatest invention sinced sliced bread. Canned whole potatoes are great roasted. I make a pork roast and I throw two cans of medium whole potatoes right in the roasting pan. Liquid and all. It makes a great gravy. Yesterday I put some olive oil on a cookie sheet, drained the potatoes, drizzled some olive oil, some salt and pepper, and put them in a 450 degree oven. Meanwhile, I cooked a couple of steaks and I used the liquid from the potatoes, stirred it into a roux, added the pan drippings from the steaks, and man it was good gravy. I also roasted some mushrooms and asparagus and frozen pearl onions. Frozen pearl onions are great. And instant mashed potatoes? OMIGOD! What a time saver! And they're good. I will never peel another potato in my life.