The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy May!

Time for a new list of recipes to refer to this month for inspiration~I never expect to make all these in one month, but I like to have a lot to choose from, to keep things flexible.  I find it’s just the push I need sometimes to experiment or make an extra effort…

Here’s what might be on the menu this month:

recipe buckets collage


Spring Rolls

Tomatillo Guacamole

Derby Day Biscuits

Mushroom Puffs


Spinach Salad with Pecans and Apple Gorgonzola Croutons

Stuffed Grilled Onions

Pull apart Garlic Bread from Plain Chicken

Roasted Broccoli with Sesame Dressing


Chicken with Ginger Orange Marmalade

Cobb Salad with Basil Buttermilk Dressing from Home is Where the Boat is

Margarita Chicken Quesadilla from Half Baked Harvest

Grilled Scallops with lemon herb aoli

Dessert and Miscellaneous

Sugar Cookie Tacos

Blue Moon Cupcakes

Cinnamon Roll and Pecan Breakfast Bake

Lemon Curd


Here’s what I made from the April Paint Bucket

Flatbread with spring vegetables turned into Not Your Mama’s Vegetable Pizza!

Vegetable pizza

Spring cocktail turned into Pineapple Cocktails

pineapple punch cocktail

I amped up Bacon Wrapped Roasted Pear Salad and added some caramelized nuts and maple bacon~

Maple Bacon Wrapped Pear Salad, it was featured at Miz Helen’s Full Plate Thursday

bacon wrapped pear

Carrot Soup became Carrot Soup with Coconut Cream…I had a little issue with the coconut cream photo, pop over to the post to see what happened here~


Chicken Teriyaki Kebabs turned into Chicken & Pineapple Skewers with Wild Rice Medley which will be posting soon

chicken and pineapple skewers

Carrot Cake Cheesecake turned into Baby Carrot Cakes with Brown Sugar Icing and White Chocolate Glaze


Strawberry Shortcake Waffle Sandwich turned into Strawberry Waffle Parfait Bites

strawberry waffle parfait bite

I hope I have given you some menu or recipe inspirations~


I will be sharing with these fabulous recipes and blogs:

Memories by the Mile

Clean and Sensible

Four Seasons Blog Hop

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Love Bakes Good Cakes

Foodie Friday

Will Cook for Smiles




6 Responses to “The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket”
  1. Lord have mercy….I don’t know where to even start commenting…it all looked so tremendous. So you didn’t say what time the party starts for derby day, so I know when to come☺

  2. Ellen says:

    I made the bacon wrapped pear salad for Easter dinner and my whole family loved it. What a great combination of flavors. Yum!

  3. Mary says:

    Jenna, You’re always cooking up a storm! Everything looks and sounds delicious, I’m still drooling over the bacon wrapped roasted pears 🙂

  4. CraftyHope says:

    What you’ve done is make my stomach growl, and it’s much too late for that tonight.

  5. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna, I want to try it all! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and hope you have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Sandra says:

    Not your mama’s pizza looks too good to pass up! Thanks for linking up with us and we hope to see you next week! Sandra from Scrumptilicious4You with the Four Seasons Blog Hop.

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