Our weather forecasters have been predicting this huge “snomeggedon” all week.  So far, we don’t have the snow levels they’ve been predicting, however, it is supposed to continue to snow for most of the week, which is really unusual for us.  More so than not, the sky dumps a ton of snow on us, and a few hours later, the skies are once again blue and most of the snow has already melted.  I don’t think this storm is going to be this way though.   It is late October, and so far, we have already had 3 really good, cold, snows, and the season is only just starting.  I think we are in for a cold, snowy winter.  Yesterday, when it started to snow, we did not get much, but it continued to snow all through the day and through the night.  So far, we have about 4-6 inches in our neck of the woods, and the roads are pretty bad.  The mountains are supposed to get at least about 18 inches, if not more.  When I went in to work this morning, my car thermometer read 17* F.  When I came home, it read 19*.  Work was really, really dead.  I work in pools, and NO ONE wanted to come in to swim.  But then, I can’t say I really blame them.  Even I do not want to swim when the weather is like this.  When the weather is like this, I have to say, all I really want to do is just stay inside, where it is nice and warm, and safe.  It’s days like this I want the oven on all day.

This was early this morning.



A bit later in the morning.




So, when it is this cold and wintery outside, this is what’s cooking inside.  We had a little pre-Thanksgiving supper with some roasted Brussels sprouts and vegetables, stuffing (from a box) and a delicious turkey.  Normally, as you know, I much prefer to make my own everything, but we had some boxed stuffing downstairs, so why not, right?!  🙂  It’s OK in a pinch, but … homemade is ALWAYS so much better.


The turkey was so moist and delicious!  Believe me, we have a lot of turkey leftover, and then Thanksgiving is just right around the corner, so there will be quite a few turkey recipes coming your way.




Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

58 thoughts on “Snomeggedon”

      1. Just a few inches. I was just watching the Weather Channel though and they said we could get another 5 to 8 inches through Wednesday. I just got a new shovel at Costco yesterday, so I’m set. My crazy snowblower is still broken. So cold today, but it’s real pretty as always. Love those sunny blue skies!

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      1. I can see lol! Well I seriously hope the best for y’all in the snow! We probably won’t see any until January or February…

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  1. I pulled the zipper in my fleece all the way up when I saw your photos. It’s cold here, too. Well, at least inside it is.
    Maybe your winter will get all the snow out early and then you will be fine for the next couple of months?

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      1. Stay warm!
        Yes, leaving the house when it’s cold like that can be challenging. However, pools are pretty good, because once you’re there, you don’t really feel or see the outside. It’s like a bubble.

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