The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

September is a favorite month for a lot of people,

and it is certainly for me too…

Temps are moderate,

pumpkins and mums begin to fill the marketplace,

leaves are starting to turn and fall,

and it’s the beginning of football season!

The recipes on my bucket list this month are a nice transition

from the hot summer months to cooler Fall temps

We’re starting to crave a little cozy comfort food,

and we’re looking for easy dinners for busy weeknights,

and many of these recipes are perfect for game day!

The flavor/theme the of the month is Grilled Cheese 😋

You can see photos of the recipes below

plus links to previous September bucket list recipes

in the September section of my Monthly Pinterest board here


Hot Ham & Pimiento Cheese Sliders from Plain Chicken

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Dumplings from Thrillist

Keto Pizza Dip Supreme from Lo Carb Maven

Grilled Cheese Chips from Something About Sandwiches


Apple Wedge Salad from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Beach Bread from Cookies and Cups

Broccoli Cashew Salad with Apples, Pears and Cranberries from Julia’s Album

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes from The Painted Apron archives

Main Dish

Ritz Cracker Chicken from Bitz and Giggles

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Tortellini Soup from Closet Cooking

French Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Half Baked Harvest

Crazy Crust Pizza from Plain Chicken


Caramel Apple Dip from Shugary Sweets

5 Minute Peanut Butter Mug Cake from Lifestyle of a Foodie

Dessert Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Sugar Hero

Caramel Turtle Bundt Cake from Easy Baked

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

French Toast Grilled Cheese from Kirby’s Cravings

Here’s what I made from the August Paint Bucket

The flavor/theme of the month was Mixed Breed,

a hodge podge mix of end of summer recipes

derived from the old adage that

“the dog days” of summer are in August

Sweet Vidalia Onion Dip from Everyday Dishes

was the inspiration for

Easy Peasy Cheesy Vidalia Onion Dip

Spinach Salad with Peaches, Gorgonzola and Almonds

from Aggie’s Kitchen was the inspiration for

Peachy Spinach Salad with Bacon and Pecans

3 Ingredient Grilled Ranch Potatoes from Creme de la Crumb

inspired Ranch Roasted Potatoes

I shared “the Chef’s” recipe for Gringo Enchiladas

They are topped with queso that makes them extra delicious

Cheesy Corn Comfort Casserole

was inspired by Cheesy Corn Casserole from Plain Chicken

You will want to keep this recipe,

adapted from Evolving Table

in mind for an easy slow cooker meal~

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Tenderloin Tacos

It will be posting next week on Tuesday

Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream from the archives

were part of the Summer Celebration Menu

I highly recommend making

Caramel Butter Pecan Ice Cream Pie

adapted from Plain Chicken

You can use a ready graham cracker crust

or make your own cookie crust,

or skip the crust altogether

and just make the easy no churn ice cream

On to September!

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 GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters Linky Party

43 Responses to “The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket”
  1. Can’t believe that August is about to end…where did the time go?

  2. This year is flying by. I love grilled cheese and can’t wait for your dessert grilled cheese. Happy Sunday, Jenna

  3. I need to sort through your site for the next Cork Poppers appetizers! Lots of good things here, that’s for sure. I like September too but wish August was a little longer!

  4. Jessica says:

    The recipes look great. Did you paint that dog?

  5. Nancy says:

    All of these look so good and comforting! I will be making your Cheesy Comfort Corn Casserole soon as we are having a large gathering here at the LakeHouse very soon! Thank you Jenna!

  6. Such yummy ideas! I love this season too, for all the same reasons – cooler temps, fun food and football!! For some reason WordPress isn’t connecting, so I hope this comment comes through.

  7. Almost there, September!!!!

  8. I love September and I love the way you organize old and new favorite dishes for me. It gets my brain going to focus on the seasonal food. Cheers!

    • Thanks Leslie Anne, my monthly bucket list motivates me to try new things, and saves time by having already narrowed down choices to pick from…looking forward to cooler temps!

  9. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, I’m looking forward to all the yummy dishes you will be cooking up in September. I saved the cheesy corn casserole recipe. I can see this becoming a wonderful addition to holiday dinners. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

  10. Sarah says:

    Jenna, you are one of the most organized individuals! Thanks for sharing all of these dishes. I’m definitely interested in the spinach and peach salad. And of course the caramel butter pecan pie!!!

  11. So many wonderful recipe ideas here. I’m still savoring the last days of August, but will look forward to fall starting to creep in during September.

  12. Pattie says:

    My mouth is watering here looking at all of this delicious food. A “grilled cheese” theme sounds wonderful! October is my favorite month, but September comes a close second.

  13. Kitty says:

    I want to come and eat and your house, Jenna! All your recipes are winners in my book.

  14. lulu says:

    Walking out this morning I felt fall and wondered where summer went. Grilled cheese, my fave!

  15. Kim says:

    Wow Jenna – what a wonderful line-up of mouth watering recipes. I’d have a hard time deciding which one first but the Ritz cracker chicken sounds scrumptious. And the caramel butter pecan ice cream pie – oh my! And I don’t even have a sweet tooth lol. Thanks for sharing all this deliciousness and happy cooking! I hope you have a lovely week!

  16. lghiggins says:

    I couldn’t begin to choose a favorite from all those beautiful dishes!

  17. Loving the early September inspiration! Nice ‘dog art’!

  18. Mary says:

    You’re always cooking up tasty recipes in your kitchen Jenna! ♥

  19. Kari says:

    I’ve made copies of several of these recipes Jenna….yummy! Love your art as usual. hugs Kari

  20. rawsonjl says:

    So many of the recipes on your bucket list do sounds just perfect for fall!

  21. helenfern says:

    That is quite a tantalizing collection!! How to choose? Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. Hope you’re enjoying the last weekend of summer.

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