This beautiful bird cost me around $3. And, thanks to Julia Child, it was incredibly easy. All you do is brush it with butter and then cook 15 minutes at 425. After that, decrease temp to 350 and baste every 10 minutes. A three pound bird takes around 1hr15. I added carrots, onion, and celery to the pan and after cooking in the juices, they were wonderful. I also seasoned all with dill.
Also, I saved the bones and made about 6 cups of delicious, healthy, homemade stock.