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Why didn't I think of that?

Maybe this has been around for a while, but I finally got around to getting, "Forking Fantastic." In it, there's a recipe for Commando Chicken that is really great. The only thing that makes it different from a regular roast chicken recipe is that the chicken sits on its own grate above a pan full of potatoes that's on the grate under it.
The fat and whatever from the chicken flavors the potatoes that you crisp up after you take the chicken out, I just tried it a few days ago and holy crap it's great.
I know it's not rocket science, but it made me wonder what kind of tricks all you other SE'ers are using that I don't know about or have you had your own moments of, "Oh duh, why didn't I think of that?"

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