The goose was fantastic! I made it for my annual Christmas party and it was utterly demolished. I don't think a pack of coyotes could have left a cleaner set of bones!
We made two major changes:
First, I put a traditional cornbread stuffing with chopped carrots, celery, and onion in the cavity instead of what they suggested.
Second, the gravy didn't turn out very well by out family's gravy standards, so very little of that was consumed. However, a guest discovered that the goose was ABSOLUTELY AWESOME when eaten with a bite of the spinach artichoke dip. Who knew?!?!
We will definitely make this again... Just skip the gravy.