The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

Where did the summer go??

I’m not quite ready to put away my flip flops yet,

but I am starting to think about heartier foods,

creamy casseroles, apples and cinnamon…

This month’s recipe inspiration list has fall foods,

apples, sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds,

plus a wide variety of vegetables…

in so many pretty colors

The flavor/theme of the month for September is

Vegetable Rainbow

You can see photos and links to these recipes on

my monthly Pinterest Board here


Cheesy Garlic Zucchini Bites from Host the Toast

Caramel Nut Snack Mix from Butter with a Side of Bread

Baked Sweet Potato Chips from Eating Bird Food

Raw Zucchini Dip from Happier Than A Pig in Mud

Side Dish

Broccoli Bacon Salad with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds from Haphazard Homemaker

No Rise Slow Cooker Basil Pesto Bread from Diethood

Squash Fritters from Southern Bite

Slow Cooker Corn Pudding from Happier Than a Pig in Mud

Main Dish

Ratatouille Cheese Bread from Sargento

Mongolian Beef with Vegetable Fried Rice from Chef HHjr

Zucchini Enchilada Roll-ups from Closet Cooking

Chicken Mushroom Spinach Lasagna from Little Broken


Almond Amaretto Pound Cake from Dixie Crystals and The Novice Chef

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups from Tip Buzz

Butterscotch Pudding Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crust from Milk Glass Home


Cinnamon Pecan Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing from Home is Where the Boat is

Ridiculously Easy Maple Pecan Scones from Cafe Sucre Farine

Here’s what I made from the August Paint Bucket

The flavor/theme of the month was Classic Recipes

I took inspiration from Ramen Noodle Salad from Dinner at the Zoo

and made my own version of Ramen Noodle Salad

Strawberries and Cream Pretzel Salad from the Painted Apron archives

Sloppy Joe Bubble Up from Plain Chicken

became Meaty Marinara Bubble Up

Taco Crunch Wrap Supreme from Damn Delicious was my inspiration for

a lightened up version, Taco Lettuce Crunch Wrap

I was going to make No Bake Oreo Cheesecake from the Recipe Rebel,

but then I saw a recipe for Oreo Peanut Butter Cheesecake

from Marilyn’s Treats

and I was sold!

Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake

Instead of making Green Bean Lasagna from Southern Living I combined

ravioli, bacon, vegetables and a creamy Alfredo sauce to make

Magical Pasta Meal

There are still so many things on the August Paint Bucket that I want to make, but here we are, the end of August!!

I will be revisiting this list soon!

๐ŸŒป ๐Ÿฅฌ ๐ŸŒฝ ๐Ÿ… ๐Ÿ

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Make it Pretty Monday Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl

Turn About Tuesday  Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

30 Responses to “The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket”
  1. Nancy says:

    Yumminess all around! A great round up! Thank you!
    Happy Sunday my friend… Enjoy your week.

  2. Jenna, a slice of almond amaretto pound cake is just what I need for breakfast. The slow cooker corn pudding also sounds delicious. I always look forward to your flavors of the month and to see what you will be cooking. Have a lovely Sunday!

  3. Mary says:

    Another round up of deliciousness! Happy Sunday Jenna โ™ฅ

  4. Wow! Impressive list of wonderful dishes! Thank you for including my recipe. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. MilkGlassHome says:

    These all sound SO GOOD! Thanks so much for including my Butterscotch Pudding Pie in your menu! <3

  6. lghiggins says:

    So much eye candy in this post. I want/need that Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake!

  7. There’s lots of yum here and I also love the yummy paintings you did to accompany this! A perfect mix of passions!

  8. Love them all, especially the tomatoes!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, all of these recipes look delicious! I canโ€™t wait to see what you cook up this fall! Happy Sunday!

  10. lulu says:

    Wow, to have made so many of these recipes means spending a lot of time in the kitchen. For the last week it has felt like fall in Maine but Iโ€™m betting we have some more warm days. I do like having a fire as I sip morning coffee.

  11. Shelia says:

    Gotta’ try the Meaty Marinara Bubble Up!–you had me at 4 ingredients. And thanks for reminding me of Plain Chicken–I followed her blog for the longest time, and somehow she disappeared from my “favorites”–but I’ve saved her site once again. Love those cats of hers, and the name she gave her husband, “Chicken Legs.”

  12. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh wow, yummy recipes Jenna. In spite of Covid19 the summer did pass quickly. I am looking forward to cooler temps but not ready to close the door on summer. Look forward to reading your TTT post next week……….

  13. Cyndi Raines says:

    So many good dishes! I’m not ready to let summer go either. We are at our friends cabin on the lake for a few days and I intend to make your recipe of cut up chicken nuggets dipped in ranch seasonings, crushed potato chips and parmesan cheese and then baked. It is So Good! ๐Ÿ˜‹ looking forward to more of your good eats Miss Jenna! Thank you!

  14. Sounds like you’ll be eating well in September Jenna! I say bring on fall:@)

  15. Kitty says:

    You’re making me hungry, Jenna, with all your pictures and inspiration. I’m ready for Fall, but my flip flops will be on my feet for quite awhile!

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