The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket

Happy Halloween!

Time is flying, tomorrow is November 1!

Time to start thinking about Thanksgiving {in the US}

and the upcoming holidays!

This month’s recipe bucket list is jam packed

with Holiday flavors, recipes and inspirations

You can see photos of the recipes in the November section

of the Monthly Paint Bucket Pinterest board here

Oh, and in case you missed it,

I recently shared some ideas for

Keeping it Simple for the Holidays

with easy recipes and wow presentations here

The flavor/theme of the month for November is



Chicken Cordon Bleu Cups from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie Surprise Mini Quiche from the Painted Apron archives

Cranberry Pistachio Shortbread from Just So Tasty

Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Almond Dip from Taste of Home

Side Dish

Apple Cranberry Spinach Salad from Julia’s Album

Roasted Green Beans w/ Cranberries & Walnuts from Once Upon a Chef

Maple Walnut Twice Baked Sweet Potato from Savory Nothings

The Most Amazing Roasted Artichokes from Gimme Some Oven

Main Dish

Slow Cooker Cranberry Chicken from Creme de la Crumb

Sausage Cranberry Stuffing Pastry Log from Pepperidge Farm

Cranberry Meatball Subs from The Blond Cook


Butterscotch Tiramisu Cheesecake from the Painted Apron archives

Peanut Butter Maple Bacon Blondies from the Salty Marshmallow

No Bake Caramel Cheesecake Shooters from An Open Suitcase

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

Easy Slow Cook Cranberry Sauce from the Painted Apron archives

Here’s what I made from the October Paint Bucket

the theme of the month was Fall flavor

French Onion Soup Pizzas,

an oldie but a goodie from the archives,

perfect for appetizers or a side with soup or salad

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta with Sausage and Spinach

from Julia’s Album was the inspiration for

Sausage Ravioli with Butternut Squash & Spinach Cream

Party Chicken and Sour Cream & Chive Beef dip are retro favorites,

easy to make comfort food that is family friendly,

but special enough for a party

I also shared a round up of Food Bar Ideas

for upcoming parties and holiday gatherings

Cornbread Dressing Stuffed Acorn Squash from Cooking For Keeps

was the inspiration for

Acorn Squash with Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing

made easy by using a prepared stuffing mix

Pumpkin Alfredo from Yellow Bliss Road

inspired me to re-share an old favorite,

Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta with Italian Sausage and Ham

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders

was not on my bucket list last month

but it’s a super easy recipe for busy days or holiday gatherings

Happy Cooking!

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

27 Responses to “The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket”
  1. November will be a very delicious month! I need to get some fresh cranberries soon. Thanks for the inspiration, Jenna.

  2. The green beans sound really good! Happy Halloween Jenna, have fun with the kids:@)

  3. BERNADETTE says:

    As always, fabulous ideas. I love the turkey vase.

  4. Mary says:

    A delicious month ahead Jenna! I picked up two bags of cranberries from Publix last week. 🙂 Happy Halloween. ♥

  5. Jenna, November is jam packed with flavorful food and recipes. The cranberry pistachio shortbread sounds delicious.

    Where did October go?

  6. You are making me hungry with all of these food photos. The turkey vase is darling. Happy Halloween Jenna.

  7. Pattie says:

    No sooner do I get used to it being October, that it’s November! It is terrifying how fast the time flies. I have started working on my Thanksgiving menu, even though my crowd will be small. I found a recipe for cranberry sauce that combines cranberries and blackberries, so I’m going to try that this year.

  8. Nancy says:

    Looking forward to this month… looks like all kinds of yumminess! I’m thankful for all your inspiration!
    Enjoy this last day of October!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I can’t wait to see what you cook up in the month of November! I can’t believe October is already almost over. It went by in a blink! Wishing you a happy week ahead!

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    November is a tasty month for sure with your recipes. Can you believe it’s November, we need to plan a party 🙂 Love the onion soup recipe, yummy……….

  11. lulu says:

    Lots of good food suggestions today. I’m especially tempted by the peanut butter blondes as I love anything with PB! Happy November.

  12. No arguments with anything on this list! I just bought cranberries, too — one super-sized bag! One of my fave things at this time of year.

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