Chad Young

Chad Young is the managing editor and arts/entertainment editor for this publication.

Review: Go Wild with Peter Gros

Did you know that the Southeast Asian binturong puts off a scent that smells like hot buttered popcorn? Or that if a bird bites off the tail of a legless lizard it will grow back? Or that a Peruvian rainforest ant serves as “nature’s stitches”? Learn even more fun wildlife facts Friday, Dec. 7 when… Read more »

Roasted Vegetable Ministrone

Ingredients 2 whole Zucchini, Halved, Cut Into Strips, Then Cubed 2 whole Summer Squash, Halved, Cut Into Strips, Then Cubed 8 ounces, weight White Mushrooms, Stems Removed And Quartered 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil Kosher Salt To Taste 2 Tablespoons (additional) Olive Oil 2 whole Carrots, Washed And Sliced (not Peeled) 1 whole Medium Onion, Diced… Read more »

Quiche Lorraine

Ingredients 1 recipe pie dough or a prepared frozen pie crust 1/2 pound of bacon (you can use more or less to your taste) 1 cup milk 1/2 cup heavy cream 3 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt Black pepper to taste (we used about 1/2 teaspoon) 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup grated gruyere or other… Read more »

Lady and Sons Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients 4   sheets frozen puff pastry 1   egg, beaten 4   chicken breast halves, or 2 cups leftover cooked chicken Seasoned Salt pepper 2 tablespoon cooking oil 1/3 cup melted butter 2/3 cup flour 1 quart heavy cream 1/4 cup chicken base 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1/2   small yellow onion, minced 1… Read more »

Dad’s Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Ingredients Original recipe makes 2 9-inch pot pies 2 cups frozen peas and carrots 2 cups frozen green beans 1 cup sliced celery 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup chopped onion 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1… Read more »

Theater Review: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Nashville Children’s Theatre presents: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Nov. 1 – Dec 23; All ages) 25 Middleton St., Nashville 252-4675 • Show times: Sat- Sun 2 p.m. Tickets: $19 adults, $12 ages 2 – 17 If you and your kiddos love all things Charlie Brown, then make your way downtown to Nashville… Read more »

Bird to the Last Drop

Ingredients 2 quarts vegetable stock 1 turkey carcass 1 (10-ounce) box frozen mixed vegetables 1/2 cup long grain rice 2 cups cubed cooked turkey 1 teaspoon crab boil seasoning (recommended: Old Bay) 2 teaspoons dried thyme Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions Combine the vegetable stock and the turkey carcass in a 6 to… Read more »

Savory Chicken Pot Pie

Savory Chicken Pot Pies 6 ramekins or soufflé dishes (8- or 10-ounce) 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed in refrigerator 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 1 cup diced carrots (1/2-inch dice) 1 cup diced celery (1/2-inch dice) 1 cup fresh or frozen peas 1 cup diced… Read more »

Pork Chops with Pineapple Fried Rice

Ingredients 1/2 whole Pineapple, Cut Into Spears And Skewered 2 cups White Or Brown Rice, Cooked 6 whole Pork Chops 1 Tablespoon Butter 1 Tablespoon Peanut Oil Or Canola Oil 1 whole Large Onion, Sliced 6 Tablespoons Soy Sauce (more To Taste, Or If More Liquid Is Needed) 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar 2 Tablespoons… Read more »

Theater Review: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

TPAC’s Broadway Series presents: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas (Nov. 13 – 18; All ages) Jackson Hall 505 Deaderick St., Nashville 782-4040 • Show times: Tue – Thu 7:30 p.m., Fri 8 p.m., Sat 2 and 8 p.m., Sun 1 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 – $60 If your family has yet to embrace the… Read more »