If I had to choose my favorite little kitchen production, the one thing that I've made over and over again in my year and a half here, the most generous and versatile thing to ever emerge from my oven, it would be the roasted chicken.
This is what became of the first half of the stock. I was gonna make lemon chicken risotto but I couldn't get to the recipe since it was trapped inside my <gaaahhhh> dead computer. Not to worry though, my trusty Cooks Illustrated Cookbook comes through.
I've made this Mushroom Risotto several times now and I absolutely love it. Risotto requires a lot of TLC but it's worth it.