I'm really enjoying this.

I tried a whole chicken about two weeks ago - just sliced up a big onion and sauteed in butter, then placed a 5 lb. roaster in on top of onions and seared it on each side.
pre-heated oven ( a new Maytag btw that works like a dream after our 20 yr old Amana) at 400 degrees.
After about 1 hour - meat was falling off the bone.

yesterday I used it to cook up some from scratch spaghetti sauce (gravy to you Italian die hards!) with meatballs and sausage. Not bad for an Irish boy!

Thanks for the recipes - I will continue to explore!