Do you like polenta? It's such a tasty easy side. If you can make oatmeal on the stovetop, you've practically already made polenta. It's just a coarse ground cornmeal that cooks up in salted water to a kind of mush- but then you add butter and cheese (parmesan, here). Mmmm.
Make sure you cook it as long as the package says, and don't be afraid to add more water as it cooks.