The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket

Time to get ready for some February fun!


On this month’s recipe inspiration bucket list I’ve included some Super Bowl worthy appetizers, some romantic and elegant dishes for Valentine’s Day, and some things to enjoy for Mardi Gras…lots of things to celebrate this month!


Bleu Cheese Chips

Reuben Eggrolls/ homemade Thousand Island with peppadews

nacho stuffed potato skins

Fat Tuesday Hushpuppies

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegrante Honey and Pistachios from Half Baked Harvest


Kale Citrus Salad with Creamy Orange Dressing from the Pioneer Woman

Shaved Brussels Sprout Coleslaw

Mushroom Stroganoff with Goat Cheese from Alton Brown

Fennel Slaw from Giada, Food Network


Seared Sea Scallops with Beurre Blanc with Puff Pastry Vegetables from Tyler Florence

Pasta Pie from the Noble Pig

Bacon and Corn Zucchini Crust Pizza from Closet Cooking

Cheese Sandwich Souffle from the Food Network

Chicken and Asparagus Stir Fry with Pistachios from Rate the Plate Utah

Dessert & Miscellaneous

Red Velvet Something


Aunt Trish’s Salad Dressing from the Pioneer Woman

Preserved Meyer Lemons from Tomatoes on the Vine

Sausage Breakfast Crescent Rolls


Here’s what I made from the January Paint Bucket

Cheddar Spritz Crackers from Happier than a Pig in Mud turned into Cheddar Cheese Cookies in a Painted Jar and was featured on The Style Sisters, Centerpiece Wednesday

painted lid for cookie jar

Roasted Grapes, Smoked Cheddar and Walnut Salad from Nibbles by Nic turned into Winter Roasted Grape Salad

winter grape salad thepaintedaproncom

Honey Stung Carrots from French Gardener Dishes turned into Honey Roasted Carrots with Green Beans and Sesame Seeds and was chosen for a dish on Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Full Plate Thursday

honey roasted maple vegetables

Deep Dish Spinach Quiche with Toasted Sesame Crust from Half Baked Harvest turned into Sesame Crusted Spinach and Prosciutto Pizza

spinach and prosciutto pizza 1

Noodles with Ginger Peanut Dressing from Food Network turned into Zucchini Noodles with Pesto, Pistachio and Pine Nuts

zucchini pesto with roasted tomatoes and pine nuts

Mini Cannoli Cups from Love Bakes Good Cakes turned into Italian Cream Tarts

Italian Cream Tarts 2

I can’t really pick a favorite from January’s dishes, they were sooo very good… I hope you’ll give some of these a try!



I will be joining the fabulous parties and blogs on my side bar and:

 Memories by the Mile

Life on Lakeshore Drive


11 Responses to “The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket”
  1. Bama says:

    Your posts are so creative and fun. I would love for you to try a new camera. I think your outstanding posts would show to their best images with a better camera and lighting. Don’t take this as a criticism but as a suggestion to really up your game as a terrific blogger

    • Thanks Bama, your comments are much appreciated! My goal for 2015 is to become a better photographer…My posts are real however, the food I photograph is moments away from being served and eaten, and so many times the conditions for capturing it aren’t ideal. My main goal as a life style blogger is to give my readers informative posts that teach or inspire them to cook or create. I really value your feedback, the kind words, and taking time to make suggestions~ I hope you’ll stop back by and check my progress…

  2. Marigene says:

    Jenna, you always have some of the best recipes…the food looks delicious, too! I see a couple here that I think I will be trying.
    Have a great weekend!

  3. chrisscheuer says:

    Sounds like a super delicious month! Everything looks AMAZING!!

  4. Lynn says:

    That creamy orange dressing sure sounds good Jenna! Looks like you’ll be eating well in February-have fun:@)

  5. Mary says:

    Yum! You amaze me Jenna with all your creativity in the kitchen! I wonder sometimes if folks realize how challenging food photography is. For me it’s a chore and I have to be in the right frame of mind for the lighting and plating. I just don’t have the energy or the time to photograph just a handful of recipes each month. Bravo to you 🙂

  6. Stopping by from Full Plate Thursday. What a clever idea! I love this post. It is truly inspiring. I hope that you will come by and share at my party which starts every Monday at Midnight mountain time and runs until Friday at 6.

  7. So many yummy ideas – they all sound so good, but I’m eyeing that mushroom stroganoff suggestion! Thanks for sharing at Talented Tuesdays – I know I’m not the only one always in need of delicious meal ideas!

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