The Beat from Troy Music Hall #41, Thanksgiving Recipe

We are dedicating this entire newsletter to your Thanksgiving feast! We know it’s going to be a different kind of holiday this year, but, even though we can’t gather the way we’d like, we can still cook up a storm. The Music Hall’s Board of Directors has a few yummy suggestions and recipes they’d like to share, and we start this newsletter off with a Thanksgiving classic –Neil Golub, demonstrating how to carve your bird.

A big shout out to Market 32/Price Chopper! They have always been good to Capital Region arts organizations. The Hall has been able to create wonderful education programs thanks to their generous funding. Watching Neil Golub, former president and CEO and current executive chairman of the board of The Golub Corporation, parent company of Price Chopper/Market 32, demonstrating how to carve a turkey and offering plating advice is amazing! He really knows what he’s doing.

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Dori McDannold, the Music Hall Board’s VP, shares a delicious cocktail recipe. What a great way to start or end your Thanksgiving celebration!

1 shot Stoli Raspberry Vodka 
1 shot Triple Sec 
1 shot Cranberry Juice 
Splash of Fresh Squeezed Lime or Lime Juice

Fill cocktail mixer or large glass with ice. Fill martini glass with ice and water to chill while you make the Cosmo. Add vodka, triple sec and cranberry juice to cocktail mixer or large glass with ice. Cover mixer/glass and shake well – at least 30 seconds. Drain chilled martini glass and pour cocktail into glass. Squeeze fresh lime or lime juice into martini glass.  Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

No Soggy Bottoms Allowed!

Bake It Up A Notch

Scott Sauer, the President of the Music Hall Board, is a big fan of pumpkin pie. Here we offer you a classic recipe, along with some great pie baking advice. Even if your turkey is dry, or your mashed potatoes have lumps, you can still have a delicious dessert!

Black Friday Sale – Starting Early!

The holiday season is officially here!We are starting our Black Friday Sale early this year.

For every $50 you spend on a Gift Card, you will get $5 free! Click here to redeem this deal. By gifting these cards, not only are you giving away the best gift of all – the gift of live music – you are also helping sustain the Music Hall until it is safe to open. Gift Cards never expire, and we are looking forward to some amazing shows in our future – it’s a win-win for everyone!

Dang It Rona!

Thanksgiving isn’t going to be the same for a lot of us this year. Many of us are sacrificing our usual large gatherings and staying home with our “pod squad.” The Holderness Family captures our angst in this funny Aerosmith parody.

The Very Best Veggie Casserole

From Leslie Cheu, Executive Director of the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation and longtime Music Hall Board Member, comes a family recipe. We love her logic when it comes to nutrition.

The Very Best Veggie Casserole
This recipe is rich and savory, but you can still say that you are eating vegetables so you feel virtuous.
2        packages frozen broccoli (20 oz. total)
2         8 oz. cans creamed corn
2         eggs, lightly beaten (just enough to break the yolks)
2         cups herb seasoned stuffing mix (Pepperidge Farm is best)
1         onion – chopped
1         stick butter

Melt the butter and then stir in the stuffing mix and chopped onion. Cook the broccoli until it is almost done, drain it fully, and then add the lightly beaten eggs and two cans of creamed corn. Mix these ingredients well together by hand.

Add ¾ of the butter, onion, and herb stuffing mixture to the broccoli mixture. Pour the combined ingredients into a baking dish and top with the remaining herb stuffing mixture. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes. Serves approximately 8 people.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Presents

The Music Hall receives a portion of all tickets sold to these events!

Patty Griffin
A Residency Streaming Live From The Continental Club
Tickets and Info
Three Unique Shows to be Broadcast Live:
Saturday, November 21st,
Saturday, December 5th
All shows at 8:00 PM

The Jayhawks – XOXO
Tickets and Info
November 29 – The Sound of Lies album performed in its entirety + other Jayhawks classics.
January 10, 2021 – A special matinee show focused on the band’s favorite cover songs.

Rufus Wainwright
Tickets and Info
Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright announces a virtual live-stream tour through all of the acclaimed musician’s groundbreaking studio albums.
November 27 – From “This Love Affair” to “Old Whore’s Diet”

Trust Us – You Will Love This Cauliflower Dish

Martha Nielsen is a Board Member here at the Hall and a huge concert goer; we guarantee you’ve seen her at one of our shows. She always has Cauliflower Au Gratin on her Thanksgiving table. Ina Garten, aka The Barefoot Contessa, shows us a quick and easy way to create this yummy dish.

What To Do With All The Leftovers?!?!?

Music Hall Board Member Paul Fahey sent in a very helpful video.So, you were stuffed on Thursday, but Friday will come around and your appetite will return. Lucky for you there are leftovers! You can build the Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Sandwich, with stuffing, mashed potatoes, turkey glazed in gravy, cranberry sauce and crispy turkey skin. It’s near perfection!

Everyday Is Thanksgiving For This Groundhog

When this adorable creature moved in on Jeff’s garden, he mounted a staunch defensive. After suffering defeat after defeat, he decided “if you can’t beat them, join them.” That attitude made this groundhog very happy, and very well-fed.

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