the Organized life, the January Paint Bucket

The “Paint Bucket” is my bucket list of recipes that I want to try.  I compile this list near the 1st of every month, browsing my Pinterest boards, looking at virtual recipe boxes I have on allrecipes.com, the Food network, and Ziplist.  I also keep a master file of categorized recipes on my computer, that I have gotten from blogs, magazines, etc.  I spend some time thinking about what’s on the upcoming monthly calendar and then I put together a bucket list of recipes to try or to go to for inspiration.  It’s NOT a to do list, just an IDEA INSPIRATION page.

Here’s what I made in December off the December Paint Bucket,

Seasonal Sipper, the ALABAMA FROSTY

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Seasonal Sipper, the NORTH POLE

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WHITE PIZZA DIP with roasted tomatoes, posting soon

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Upside Down Potatoes, turned into MAGIC POTATOES

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MEXICAN LASAGNA

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Ham & Cheese Slab Pies  turned into ITALIAN PUFF PASTRY BITES

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SLOW COOKER MONGOLIAN BEEF, posting soon!

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SHRIMP & GRITS

Cheesy Corn Chowder, turned into MERRY MERRY CHOWDER

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HAM & ASPARAGUS CASSEROLE

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Raspberry & White Chocolate Mini Cupcakes turned into RASPBERRY WHITE CHOCOLATE ANGEL WINGS

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Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites, A BIG FLOP! I found this on Pinterest, followed directions but the filling was overcooked, the crust undercooked and it was a mess!

I don’t think I can pick a favorite this month, I LOVED them all!  If forced to choose, it would have to be MERRY MERRY CHOWDER

THE JANUARY PAINT BUCKET,  a fresh start for 2013! No rollovers, no recipes that have been getting stale, all new inspirations for the New Year!

APPETIZERS

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.PUFF PASTRY BITES WITH GORGONZOLA & WALNUTS

.SEASONAL SIPPER FOR JANUARY

.JALAPENO POPPER PIZZA

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SIDES

SIDES bkt.FRENCH ONION SOUP CASSEROLE

.KALE SALAD

.ZUCCHINI with LEMON SALT

.SWISS BACON BREAD

.CUCUMBER SALAD

.TWICE BAKED SWEET POTATO SKINS

.HASH BROWN CHEDDAR CRISPS

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MAIN

MAIN bkt.SHRIMP with ARTICHOKE RISOTTO

.BAKED NUTTY PRETZEL CHICKEN

.TOMATO BASIL SOUP

.HONEY ROSEMARY GRILLED PORK CHOPS

.WHITE LASAGNA WITH CHICKEN & SPINACH

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DESSERTS & MISC

DESSERT bkt.FRUIT FILLED WONTONS

.NEIMAN MARCUS BROWNIES

.CHAMPAGNE CUPCAKES

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.PEAR VINAIGRETTE

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.INDIVIDUAL VEGGIE QUICHE CUPS

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

The painted glassware is from JMdesigns Gallery

I’m joining

the Tablescaper for SEASONAL SUNDAY

Between Naps on the Porch for METAMORPHIS MONDAY & TABLESCAPE THURSDAY

Stone Gable for ON THE MENU MONDAY and TUTORIALS, TIPS & TIDBITS THURSDAY

The Gunny Sack for WHAT’S IN THE GUNNY SACK?

Savvy Southern Style for WOW US WEDNESDAY

Rattlebridge Farms for FOODIE FRIDAY

The Everyday Home for “Better Late than Never” Christmas inspirations

Alderberry Hill for Make the Scene Monday

The Dedicated House for Make it Pretty Monday

No Minimalist Here for Open House Thursday

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One Response to “the Organized life, the January Paint Bucket”
  1. January looks like it’s going to be delicious! 🙂
    Kenley

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