Sales, reminders, recipes: what to expect this November

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November can be a hectic month.
To help you navigate this busy period we sketched a calendar with some important dates to keep an eye on. And to help you get an head start we will begin our Black Friday deals early. With the promise that our discounts will remain the same for the entire promotional period – the only thing that will change will be the stock!

Download and print this calendar to add your own notes and keep it handy.

Ruffoni November 2022 calendar

RUFFONI NOVEMBER CALENDAR

Tuesday, November 1: TIME TO TAKE OFF THE HALLOWEEN DECORATIONS
Let’s bid farewell to the spooky season and prepare the home for a cozy, autumn atmosphere.

Friday, November 4: RUFFONI FALL PROMOTION STARTS
Black Friday comes early this year.
Beat the holiday rush and shop our biggest sale of the year from November 4. Our deals will remain the same for the entire promotional period – the only thing that will change will be the stock. Don’t miss the opportunity to buy the piece you really want at the best price!

Sunday, November 6: TABLESCAPE PLANNING
Planning the menu for the big day requires its own juggling act, but we'll get there. The first weekend of November is the perfect time to sit down, think about the theme of our Thanksgiving table, and take stock of what we have and what we need to buy. It will be easier to focus on all the rest when the tablescape base is covered!

Wednesday, November 9: CONFIRM WHO’S COMING
and take advantage of this moment to double-check any allergies or dietary restrictions in advance – playing safe and asking now will save us from embarrassing moments or last minute changes!

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Saturday, November 12: THANKSGIVING MENU PLANNING
Finally, our favorite moment. Once the number of guests and any dietary restrictions have been confirmed, we can dive into the actual planning. Looking for ideas? We are here to help make this Thanksgiving meal the best one yet – discover our traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a Chef’s twist here! Thinking about what we are going to prepare will also help us identify which cookware we will need – and in case something is missing, our Fall Promotion is here to help!

Monday, November 14: DON’T FORGET TO ORDER THE TURKEY!
Turkeys are predicted to be in short supply this year and prices will likely jump. Instead of braving the grocery store to find the perfect bird near the date, let’s carve some time to mail order our turkey online and get the exact bird we want.

Wednesday, November 16: FREE SHIPPING – LAST DAY
Order by 10 am to receive your order in time for Thanksgiving with free ground shipping!

Friday, November 18: THANKSGIVING DELIVERY – LAST CALL
Need something extra? Order on the 18th and choose Expedited Shipping to have your Ruffoni delivered to your door in time for Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19: GROCERY SHOPPING DAY, YAY
Even if we are pros at grocery shopping, Thanksgiving dinner can be a challenge – there's just so much to remember! We have put together a Thanksgiving cheat sheet based on a Chef's Thanksgiving recipes. Hope it can be useful for double checking!

 FOR THE TURKEY
  • one big turkey
  • bay leaves, thyme springs, peppercorns, garlic cloves, brown sugar and salt (for the brine)
  • unsalted butter, sage leaves, garlic powder, salt, black pepper (for the sage butter)
  • unsalted butter, white wine, garlic powder, bay leaf (for the basting liquid)
  • orange, head of garlic, parsley (for stuffing)

FOR THE CRANBERRY SAUCE

  • unsalted butter
  • whole cranberries (frozen or fresh)
  • Bourbon
  • orange juice
  • orange peel
  • sugar, salt, and black pepper

FOR THE GRAVY

  • unsalted butter
  • all purpose flour
  • beef broth
  • salt, black pepper, and sage leaf

FOR THE BRUSSELS SPROUTS

  • brussels sprouts
  • bacon
  • balsamic vinegar
  • Parmesan cheese
  • lemon zest
  • salt, black pepper, and parsley

FOR THE CARROTS

  • sweet carrots
  • carrot juice
  • lemon juice
  • unsalted butter
  • salt, brown sugar, and parsley

FOR THE MASHED POTATOES

  • Yukon Gold potatoes
  • unsalted butter
  • heavy cream
  • creme fraiche
  • garlic powder
  • salt, white pepper, and fresh thyme


Monday, November 21: THAW THE TURKEY
This date is very important because it is an easy-to-forget step. If we want to use a frozen turkey, let's thaw it the right way.

To safely thaw our turkey in the refrigerator, simply place the frozen turkey breast side up in an unopened wrapper on a tray in the fridge (40˚F or below) and allow at least one day of thawing for every 4 lbs of turkey.

Need a quicker method? There is always cold water thawing 
with which we can expect about 30 minutes per pound of turkey:

  • Place the turkey breast side down, in an unopened wrapper, with enough cold water to cover it completely.
  • Change the water every 30 minutes (if the turkey cannot be completely covered, rotate it every 30 minutes to keep it entirely chilled!

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Wednesday, November 23: BRINE THE TURKEY
There is no good turkey without the right brine so here's a step by step recipe for a restaurant-worthy turkey brine:

  • In a large Stockpot, prepare a brining liquid with salt, brown sugar, bay leaf, thyme, peppercorns, garlic cloves and water, and bring to the boil.
  • Turn off the heat source, add more water as needed and allow the boiled brine to cool down completely to room temperature.
  • When the brine is cool, place the turkey into a large brining bag or tub and submerge it, making sure the breasts are fully covered. If needed, place the turkey breasts side down.
  • Move the turkey to the fridge and let it soak for at least 8 hours.

Ruffoni Thanksgiving table

Thursday, November 24: THANKSGIVING
May this day be filled with warmth, love and, of course, delicious food!

Friday, November 25: BLACK FRIDAY
It's a Bank Holiday: let's go apple picking, finally take that road trip we've been planning or cozy up in front of a movie with our loved ones. Collect memories, not stuff!

Monday, November 28: CYBER MONDAY
This is the last day to rush the stores or search the web for the best deals ahead of the holidays. But you can relax because you have already bought your Ruffoni at the best price when all the stock was available. Great move!

Tuesday, November 29: RUFFONI SALE’S END
Hope you enjoyed this month together!
Let's rest a bit, shall we? Christmas is just around the corner!

Need a reminder? Download this calendar, print it and stick it to the fridge to have it always at the ready!

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