You're right! We cook it in an aluminum trashcan. It's wonderful. The pictures reveal the trick. Season your bird. Turn him onto a stake with aluminum foil covering the ground. This time Larry put a pan under him with some beer in it ( a little flavored steam), cover with trashcan and line the top and around the bottom edge with hot coals. 3 hours and your ready for a scrumptious meal. This was our Christmas supper.
He also cooks (traditional for us) breakfast Christmas morning of biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs (my son does those), bacon, coffee and juices. Our older sons that are on their own come over with some of their friends they've grown-up with. It's a fabulous time with all of them gathering annually at our house. I hope their parents are OK with them leaving home and coming to our place for breakfast!!
Before each meal my husband blesses it and prays a prayer of thanksgiving for the birth of our Saviour, His saving grace to each of us and the miracles He's given. And they all said, AMEN!