I started Cooktober with something basic that gives me lots of ingredients to work with:
Chicken in a pot. Get a nice big organic (if you can) chicken. Wash it. Fill a stock pot with water. Add chicken, hunks of onion, half a carrot or two, and a couple stocks of celery. Make a bouquet of herbs and throw that in, too. Bring to a boil then turn down to a low simmer for 90 min. Strain. Discard bones and such. You now have chicken meat, broth, a base for sauce, soup, casserole, And a yummy smell in the kitchen. Oh yeah..the wine is not for the chicken…for the cook.