Finding quality time with your inner circle is next to impossible during the hectic holidays. Our solution: Invite your nearest and dearest over for one of these laid-back get-togethers.
Photo: Iain Bagwell
Feed the gang with one large 5- to 6-pound bird or two smaller ones. To achieve golden brown skin, first roast at high heat, then turn the oven temperature down to cook the chicken through.
Recipe: Roast Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Apples