1 whole wild Canada goose, 3-5 pounds with the skin on
Salt and pepper
1 recipe Chestnut Dressing or other favorite dressing
Heat oven to 400. Sprinkle cavity of goose lightly with salt and pepper. Stuff lightly with Chestnut Dressing. Tuck the wing tips behind back. Tie drumsticks across cavity. Place goose, breast side up on rack in roasting pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Roast for one hour, basting with pan juices frequently. Drain and discard fat during roasting. Reduce oven temperature to 325. Roast until goose is desired doneness, 1 to 1 ½ hours longer, basting frequently.
Makes 3-5 servings