The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket


And just like that, on Sunday it’s December! 🎄

I apologize for posting this before Thanksgiving

I mean no disrespect at all…

I LOVE Thanksgiving




I’m sure you’re busy with last minute turkey things,

so bookmark this and read it later if you get a chance…

The next few days are going to be busy on the Painted Apron

Coming up on Fearless Friday we are going to paint holiday chargers

And then Sunday will be the December Tales of the Traveling Totes and a holiday giveaway!

Tuesday I will share The BEST 4 ingredient dinner for busy days

and Wednesday will be the 🎄Christmas Tablescape Hop!


The flavor/theme for December is Holiday Ham

So you might find something that catches your eye in case you have Thanksgiving ham leftovers

You can see photos and links on the Monthly Recipe Bucket List here



Best Bourbon Bacon Brittle from Delish

Chicken Alfredo Dip from Life with the Crust Cut Off

Turkey and Cranberry Wreath from Plain Chicken

Mini Croque Monsieurs from Butter and Baggage

Ham & Swiss Swirls with Mustard Poppy Seed Butter from the Painted Apron archives


Ham and Cheese Asparagus from Julia’s Album

Romanesco Holiday Trees with Parmesan Snow from Brit & Co

Crock Pot Mixed Potatoes Au Gratin from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Main Dish

Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham with Pineapple from My Organized Chaos

4 Ingredient Hamburger Casserole from Baking with Mom

Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna from Half Baked Harvest

Christmas Confetti Ham & Hashbrown Tart from the Painted Apron archives


Peppermint Mocha Cheesecake Dip from Crazy for Crust

White Chocolate Ting-a-lings from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Red Velvet Ice Cream Cake from Taste and Tell

Peppermint Candy Bundt Cake from Betsy Life

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

Overnight Ham Egg & Cheese Monkey Bread from The Seasoned Mom

Ritz Carlton Cajun Pizza with Tasso Ham from Plain Chicken


Here’s what I made from the November Paint Bucket

The flavor/theme of the month was Updated Fall Comfort Food


Pears Roasted with Blue Cheese & Pecans from The New Vintage Kitchen inspired this wonderful side dish

It was featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Blue Cheese & Pecan Baked Pears




I did not make Cranberry & Brie Puff Pastry Ring from Simply Delicious, but I did find a great recipe for

Easy Slo Cook Cranberry Sauce from Happier than a Pig in Mud

I also posted a round up of my favorite cranberry recipes here



Holiday Sweet Potato Rounds were adapted from Garlic Butter Smashed Sweet Potatoes from Cafe Delights



Instead of Asparagus Casserole from Spicy Southern Kitchen, HHjr made a wonderful

Asparagus Leek & Mushroom Risotto



Slow Cooker Red Wine Sunday Ragú Pasta from Half Baked Harvest was the inspiration for

Slow Cook Short Rib Ragu, an easy to prepare dish perfect for chilly days



Bourbon, Bacon, Onion & Mushroom Grilled Cheese from Will Cook for  Smiles inspired me to make my own version of Grown Up Grilled Cheese




There were so many recipes on November’s list that I wanted to make

so don’t be surprised if they make an appearance in the up coming months!




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup


17 Responses to “The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    You are always ahead of schedule and thank you for so many last minute suggestions. Happy Thanksgiving Jenna!

  2. There’s much to look forward to here! Happy Thanksgiving, Jenna!

  3. Jill Kuhn says:

    It is hard to believe December is right around the corner! ☃️❤️🎄 I’m going to try your cranberry sauce recipe for Thanksgiving. I hope you have a nice day and don’t work too hard in the kitchen! 😍

  4. Mary says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Jenna! The year seems to pick up speed once October arrives. Hope you have help in the kitchen and you’re enjoying some sunny skies at the beach.♥

  5. Cyndi Raines says:

    Wow! You are really cranking it out! 😁 You go girl ! All of these sound so good. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and thanks for all the good recipes! 🍊🍂

  6. Jenna, Happy Thanksgiving my friend! You share so many fabulous recipes, I can always depend on you for something yummy! Enjoy time at the beach!

  7. Wonderful recipes Jenna. I want to try some of these yummy foods. Here’s to a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving.

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Your post was featured on Full Plate Thursday,461. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us ! Thanks so much for featuring my Crock Pot Mixed Potatoes Au Gratin, I really appreciate it!
    Miz Helen

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