The Organized Life, the July Paint Bucket

My bucket list is a list of recipes I compile every month to use for inspiration and easy menu planning.  I collect them from my Pinterest boards, books  and magazines.  It’s just an easy way to manage the ideas whirling around in my head.  I don’t stick to it rigidly, just as a source of inspiration.  I might start out making one thing and it usually turns into something else entirely.  Here’s what I’m thinking about this month:

The July Paint Bucket


APP bkt.

.Eggplant Parmesan Crisps

.Hush Puppies

.Bleu Cheese Poppers

.Sausage Queso Dip

.Vidalia Onion Dip






main bucket.

.Italian Sausage Caprese Burger

.Lobster corn dogs

.Chicken kebobs with bacon & paprika [the Cafe Sucre Farine}

.Monte Cristo Casserole

.Pasta with Pancetta, Tomatoes and Mushrooms






SIDES bkt.

.Scalloped Hassleback Potatoes

.Cheesy Spinach and Bacon Bread Loaf

.Starfish Endive Salad

.Cornbread Salad

.Spinach Coleslaw

.Zucchini & Green Chile Corn Bread

.Kale & Blueberry Salad






.Corn on the Cob Cupcakes {homeiswheretheboatis}

.Sand Dollar Cookies

.Blueberry Peach Pie


.Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

.Berry Caprese Brushetta  [homeiswheretheboatis}

.Watermelon and Coconut Water


Here’s what I made from the June Paint Bucket  If the recipe was inspired by one seen on another blog you will see that blog highlighted in green.  Just click on the blog name and go straight to the post my new recipe is based on.  The title of my new recipe is highlighted in green also, if you click on the title it will take you straight to the blog post for more photos and instructions.  I certainly appreciate all the ideas, recipes and creativity of my fellow bloggers!

Summer Cocktail emerged as a Firefly


Pepperoni and Artichoke Breadstick Focaccia from StoneGable turned into Salad Topped Breadstick Pizza

salad topped fococcia pizza

breastick pizza with salami and basil

Roasted Red Pepper & Zucchini Soup from Green Door Hospitality turned into Garden Soup.

summer soup

Strawberry Balsamic Pizza with Chickenfrom the Cafe Sucre Farine turned into Balsamic Glazed Strawberry Bacon Pizzettes


Peach Panini turned into Peach & Prosciutto Quesadillas~this will be posting soon!

peach quesadillas

Chicken Lazone from Plain Chicken transformed a little into Chicken with Pasta and Basil Cream

chicken with crazy chicks

Chicken Casserole with Black Beans and Corn turned into Hot and Cold Summer Salad

hot and cold summer salad

Cobb Salad Boats from Home is where the boat is, turned into Salad Sub Sandwiches

Salad sub 2

Key Lime Trifle turned into Creamy Dreamy Key Lime Parfaits

key lime parfaits


Are you making anything special this month?


6 Responses to “The Organized Life, the July Paint Bucket”
  1. Annette says:

    Looking foreward to hearing about the lobster corn dogs!

  2. Great bucket list for July, Jenna! Especially can’t wait for the Eggplant Parmesan Crisps and Bleu Cheese Poppers!

    • Thanks Kenley, Glad you’re back, I missed you and your yummy recipes! I was telling someone at lunch about your brussel sprout skewers! I’ll be making that for sure!

  3. Mary says:

    Love your organizational & clever bucket lists Jenna! Key Lime Parfait is looking pretty good for breakfast 🙂 I picked up a new bottle of Firefly for when my sister is up this weekend. We hope to be able to sit outside & enjoy a beverage while watching the fireworks. Keeping our fingers crossed they’re not rained out! Hope you have a delicious and Happy 4th!

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