The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

The monthly paint bucket is my bucket list

of recipes I want to try

Choosing recipes for the list is my way of menu planning,

A quick glance at the list and I can quickly decide

what’s going to be on the table

This month I’m thinking about comfort food

and foods associated with Fall

Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Pumpkin…

The theme of the month is Fall Flavor


Slow Cook Peach & Pumpkin Spice Meatballs from Happier Than a Pig in Mud

Maple Caramel Bacon Crack from the Domestic Rebel

5 Ingredient Pumpkin and Gouda Pizza from Dishing Out Health

Hocus Pocus Party Dip from the Painted Apron archives

Side Dishes

Cornbread Dressing Stuffed Acorn Squash from Cooking For Keeps

Pumpkin Alfredo from Yellow Bliss Road

French Onion Soup Bread from the Painted Apron archives

Maple Roasted Carrots in Tahini Sauce with Pomegranate and Pistachios from Closet Cooking

Main Dish

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Spinach from Julia’s Album

Slow Cooker Creamy Ranch Chicken Soup from Eatwell 101

Pear Apple Cheddar Caramelized Onion Grilled Cheese Bagel Sandwich from The Roasted Root

Updated Party Chicken original recipe


Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie Cups from TipBuzz

Pecan Pie Bubble Up from Plain Chicken

Maple Bourbon Cheesecake Bars from Spoonabilities


Pumpkin Pie Adult Milkshake from Cindy’s Online Recipe Box

Here’s what I made from the September Paint Bucket

The theme of the month was Finger Food

We kicked off the month with a Labor Day Hot Dog Bar,

such a great way to feed a crowd, and it was all finger food!

Besides hot dogs, pickles and chips,

we enjoyed this show stopping Stuffed Bread Bowl Dip

Pumpkin Crescent Pinwheels from Kudos Kitchen

was the inspiration for

Parmesan Pumpkin & Bacon Spirals

Great Game Day food!

Apple, Pear and Walnut Galette is a favorite from the archives

It’s not exactly finger food, but 1 slice can be a meal

Chicken Pot Pie Biscuits from Tastemade

inspired Chicken & Asparagus Timbales

Autumn Celebration Pizza was not on my bucket list,

but it just sort of popped into my head and I couldn’t wait to make it

Mini Muffin Tin Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bites

from Easy Peazy Mealz inspired

Caramel Apple Mini Bites

Another delicious month!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner Between Naps on the Porch 

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

Creatively Crafty Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends

31 Responses to “The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket”
  1. Mary says:

    Everything is always tasty in your kitchen Jenna! Happy almost October! ♥

  2. thefrenchhutch says:

    October is looking delicious in your kitchen Jenna. Can’t wait fo enjoy some of these fall favorites. Hard to believe it’s the last day in September!

  3. BERNADETTE says:

    A fabulous selection of recipes to choose from Jen. Thanks.

  4. So many recipes, so little time!!!

  5. So many delicious and tempting treats! Blue cheese galette is my favourite though.

  6. Barbara at Mantel and Table says:

    Oh my word Jenna! My mouth is watering and it’s only 7 in the morning!! Can’t wait to try some of these as soon as possible! Thanks for doing my meal planning for me! 🙂

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, you are making me hungry this morning! It all looks delicious! I look forward to seeing what you cook up in October.

  8. I think some of your best were last month! They all look fabulous!

  9. lghiggins says:

    All of the October choices look good, but my eye went right to the desserts!

  10. Last month’s finger foods were great! I love fall flavors. Peach and pumpkin pie spice meatballs sound fabulous as does all the desserts. Actually everything sounds yummy. Happy Thursday, Jenna 🧡🍂🎃

  11. Pumpkin Alfredo sounds good to me! I hope you enjoy the meatballs Jenna, we sure did:@)

  12. Nancy says:

    I think I just want to hang out in your kitchen! I could be your No.1 taster!

  13. helenfern says:

    What a yummy post!! I’d honored if you shared this post at our link up on the Big Fat Menopausal life.

  14. Hi, Jenna! I’m organizing a cul-de-sac chili cookoff for early November before we all hibernate for the winter. I’m digging the idea of the hotdog bar to go with that! That would make it more kid friendly and expand our food choices. Thanks for that inspiration!

    You are so adventurous with your food! I wish I could do more than dip my toe in the water!!! I barely do that! Each New Year I make a resolution to be braver about trying different foods, and each year I resolutely BREAK that resolution! I’ve got to try harder! The apple/pear/walnut galette looks and sounds great because I LOVE all of those foods. Maybe I’ll start with that.

    Happy Hump Day!

    • How fun to have a neighborhood chili cookoff! Yes, a hot dog bar would be perfect to go with it! The galette is delicious and easy to make, and even better if you want to add ham, bacon, sausage or prosciutto! Enjoy~

  15. Miz Helen says:

    I always love the delicious recipes that you post on your Paint Bucket, just awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 556!
    Miz Helen

  16. Thank you so much for including our Maple Cheesecake Bars!!!
    Can I trouble you to modify the link to go to without the question make and all the codes after it?

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