This is an excellent, easily prepared side dish of onions in a wine-flavored sauce. Prepare a mix of 40 onions: fresh shallots and pearl onions, par boiled for 1 minute and peeled and the bottom 2 inches of scallions. Be sure to leave the roots on so they hold together. This is really nice to make for the fall, winter and spring holidays. I like to dress with the tops of the chopped green scallions. The basil and thyme amounts used are for dried. If you are lucky and have fresh, use them and double the amounts called for.