The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

Do you cook more or less in December than any other month?  I want to really make an effort not to make things too complicated this month but still have plenty of exciting dishes coming from my kitchen~Here are the recipes I am going to use for inspiration on the busy December days ahead.  If you take a few minutes to organize your cooking thoughts you will save lots of time and effort later~

recipe buckets collage

Appetizers

Bacon Bourbon and Brussels Sprout Skewers  from Giada de Laurentis

Hot Cheesy Mushroom Dip

Beef Enchilada Dip

Rosemary Cashews

Cranberry, Butternut & Brussels Sprouts Nachos from Half Baked Harvest

Sides

Spinach Puffs

Bacon and Leek Bread Pudding from Southern Living December

Mini Eggplant Parmesan from Giada, the Everyday Italian

Kale and Wild Rice Casserole from Half Baked Harvest

Balsamic Drizzled Grilled Onion Slabs  Proud Italian Cook

Main

Flatbread with Bechamel, ham, sausage  from Plain Chicken

Chicken Pot Pie on the Fly from the Cooking Mom

Spinach & Artichoke Rollatini   from the Food Network, November 2013

Open Face Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Ham and Mushrooms

Desserts and Miscellaneous

Ham and Swiss Sticky Buns from Southern Living December

Mudslide and Brownie Mini Trifles

Cinnamon Roll Bread Pudding

Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas Cake Balls

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Here’s what I made from the November Paint Bucket:

Pumpkin Pie Wontons turned into Butter Pecan Pumpkin Dip adapted from I Want Crazy [my recipe will be posting soon]

pumpkin pecan dip thepaintedapron.com

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Cranberries and Pecans turned into   Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad with Maple Bacon

roasted sweet potato salad thepaintedapron.com 1

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake from A Family Feast turned into Savory Pumpkin Pasta with Ham & Sausage

pumpkin pasta with Italian sausage thepaintedapron.com

Vegetable Burritos turned into Queso Topped Burritos

overstuffed burritos thepaintedapron.com

Maple Pecan Butter, posting soon with some other flavored butters

maple pecan butter thepaintedapron.com

Orange Rolls turned into Orange Breakfast Clouds

orange rolls thepaintedapron.com

Happy Baking and Creating!

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Comments
7 Responses to “The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket”
  1. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for all the nice recipes.

    >________________________________ > From: the Painted Apron >To: lizzm@att.net >Sent: Friday, November 29, 2013 4:24 AM >Subject: [New post] The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket > > > > WordPress.com >the Painted Apron posted: “Do you cook more or less in December than any other month? I want to really make an effort not to make things too complicated this month but still have plenty of exciting dishes coming from my kitchen~Here are the recipes I am going to use for inspiratio” >

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  2. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Sounds like you have a lot of great things planned! Lovin’ your turkey:@)

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  3. Kim says:

    Lookin’ forward to these. 🙂

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  4. Mary says:

    Jenna, I didn’t get any further than Bacon Bourbon and Brussels Sprout Skewers which is why it’s hard for me to organize my cooking thoughts…my taste buds get in the way! So many tasty bites and so little time! Hope you had a delicious Thanksgiving!

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  5. Everything looks so good, Jenna! I tend to cook less in December. We like little tidbits…and wine.:-)

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  6. Patti says:

    Wow, you are so organized! These all sound so yummy, I don’t know what to try first,
    but it will be fun to taste my way through them all! LOL
    Thanks for sharing,
    Patti

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