Confession #1: I'm 37 years old and have never cooked a whole chicken. The closest I've come is Cornish game hen. So I'm rectifying this today; it's in the oven right now. I have high hopes despite already making a rookie mistake: find trussing twine BEFORE you're elbow deep in salmonella.
Confession #2: I'm TERRIFIED of organ meat. My only experience with it is my mother forcing me to eat to eat cow liver when I was little. I wasn't allowed to leave the table until I ate at least one bite and I despised it. As an adult I learned that my mother was actually a pretty terrible cook and it's possible I hated the liver because she sucked at cooking it, but I haven't worked up the nerve to test this hypothesis yet.
There's currently a bag of chicken giblets in my fridge. Any recommendations what to do with them other than feed them to the cat?