The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket

I know we are all shocked it is November already!

As crazy and hard as 2020 has been,

I can’t believe that it has gone by sooo fast!

So here we are, onto the holidays!

This month’s Paint Bucket is full of Thanksgiving and late fall

appropriate recipes, savory dishes full of vegetables

and sweeter elements like cranberry and butternut squash,

and a few main dishes that are completely different

than the ham and turkey you might be eating at month’s end

The flavor of the month is


You can see photos and links in the

November section of my Monthly Pinterest Board here


Caramelized Apple, Fennel & Sausage Rolls from the Flavor Blender

Sausage, Cranberry & Stuffing Pastry from Puff Pastry

Cheese with Bourbon Crackling Caramel from How Sweet Eats

Romaine Wraps with Cranberries, Pecans, Bacon and Bleu Cheese from the Painted Apron Archives

Side Dishes

Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Cinnamon Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries from Julia’s Album

Roasted Cauliflower Salad from Woman’s Day

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes from Just Easy Recipes

Cranberry Apple Rosemary Stuffing from Happier Than a Pig in Mud

Main Dishes

Chicken Parmesan Lasagna from the Food Network

Creamy Mushroom & Spinach Tortellini Soup from Closet Cooking

Sheet Pan Honey Dijon Chicken and Vegetables from the Kitchn

Bacon Cheeseburger Crescent Ring from Food Network


Salted Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Dip from Mom’s Easy Recipe

Hot Buttered Rum Roll Cake from the Painted Apron archives

Caramel Apple Mini Dessert Cups from Dlux

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding from Call Me PMc

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

Chocolate Cherry Almond Snack Bars from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Mini Sausage Pancake Muffins from the Diary of a Real Housewife

Butter Pecan Cheesecake Biscuits from The Southern Lady Cooks

Here’s what I made from the October Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Pumpkin

Apple Cheddar Pizza w/ Caramelized Onions, Walnuts from Oh My Veggies

was the inspiration for Autumn Apple Cheddar Soup

Pumpkin Risotto with Walnuts & Bleu Cheese from Krumpli is a perfect side

for Fall or Thanksgiving dinner

Autumn Risotto with Pumpkin, Walnuts & Bleu Cheese

Broccoli Cheddar Soup Mini Pies from Half Baked Harvest

are a wonderful accompaniment to soup or salad

Slow Cooker Creamy Potato & Corn Soup with Broccoli Mushroom Pastries

Butternut Squash Noodles w/ Prosciutto and Sage from Food Network

inspired my version of Butternut Squash Noodles

Butternut Squash Noodles with Mushrooms and Prosciutto

Instead of making Sweet Potato and Bacon Skewers from Home Cooking Memories I made a salad with sweet potatoes and bacon

Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad with Maple Bacon

I didn’t get a chance to make Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Dip from Delish

but HHjr made an incredible

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon & Tater Tot Casserole

that was gobbled up by our little turkeys!

I simplified this recipe Butterscotch Cashew Bars from Bake or Break

by using crescent roll dough as the base

Butterscotch Cashew Bars

Have you started thinking about Thanksgiving and the holidays?

Try not to let it overwhelm you!!

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

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday Creative Crafts

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

21 Responses to “The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket”
  1. Martha says:

    Thanks for all the awesome recipe links. Happy November!

  2. Jenna, so much deliciousness in this November Paint Bucket. I love the flavor of the month, the South’s most precious nut. Everything sounds wonderful, but the pecan pie bread pudding has to be amazing! Happy November!

  3. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good morning, Jenna! I am so excited about the flavor of the month! Being a lover of bread pudding, I agree with Pam….that sounds most scrumptious! Enjoy your day, sweet friend!

  4. lulu says:

    I agree that as crappy as this year has been it has gone awfully fast. When I moved the calendar to November today it gave me a jolt. Except for experimenting with food, I can’t think of much accomplishment. You’ve given me new things to try.

  5. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Every recipe I’ve ever tried from Sally’s Baking Addiction has been fantastic. I like that you’ve chosen pecans for the favor of the month. YUMMY!!!!

  6. Save me a slice of the hot buttered rum roll cake Jenna!!! Sounds like you’ll be eating well-Happy November and Early Holiday Season:@)

  7. lghiggins says:

    When I took my dogs on a walk tonight, I was surprised to see a giant inflated turkey where only yesterday there was a giant inflated ghost! Such a crazy weekend and introduction to November–almost no Halloween because of Covid restrictions, time change, full moon/blue moon. It will take me a week to settle in. I enjoyed your pictures of so many fall comfort foods.

    • haha, that’s pretty funny! I’m not a big fan of inflatables, especially during the day when they are often laying flat in the yard, but a big giant turkey would put a smile on my face! Time is definitely flying 🙂

  8. Sandra Magle says:

    I know, I plan to be in the moment this month…and not take too much Christmas in, before Thanksgiving. Except for the Grand’s Advent calendar I fill with projects, so thanks for a couple of ideas here! Hugs, Sandi, love your pumpkin painting!

  9. Oh my goodness, thank you so much for the recipe links, pretty much ALL of them sound delicious! Your paintings are a delight too. I will be trying a few (if not all) of the recipes recommended by you. Thank you. Hope your November week is a lovely one Jenna. xo Lidy

  10. Mary says:

    Everything is delicious at your house Jenna! Love the flavor of the month ♥

  11. The month of pecan sounds pretty wonderful to me. Our TG will probably be SOMEWHAT like usual in terms of not having kids with us, though we’d see them over the weekend. Usually we spend with friends and that will be different. But Christmas. Last year we did jambalaya. Wonder if we’ll go off the grid this time!

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