The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket

February is going to be a fun month with Mardi Gras, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Leap Day!

Yep, we get a whole extra day this year to make up for all that time flying by…whoosh…where did January go?

So let’s make some celebratory food!


French Quarter Cheese Ball from Plain Chicken

Baby Bloomin’ Onions from Spoon Fork Bacon

Mini Pepper Nachos


Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins with Avocado Cream from Food Network

Polenta Cakes with Sundried Tomatoes, Kale & Mushrooms from Whole Foods

Zoodle Pasta Pie from Proud Italian Cook

Main Dish

Cauliflower Cake from Epicurious

Air Fryer Fried Chicken

Triple Pork Sliders from the Neelys, Food Network

Patchwork Chicken Bacon Pot Pie from Home is Where the Boat is


Junk in da Trunk Cookies from the Today Show

Mardi Gras Moon Pies

Chocolate “Salami” from Culinary Ginger

Rum Cake from Olla Podrida


Valentine Gingerbread House

Breakfast Parfait

Creamy Italian Dressing from Sweet Sensations


Click here to see the February Paint Bucket Pinterest Board with all the inspiration recipes for this list

You might also want to check out the Valentine Weekend Pinterest Board where I am pinning recipes and ideas for my son’s Valentine birthday weekend celebration


Here’s what I made from the January Paint Bucket

Caesar Salad Dip with Salami Chips has become a new favorite and it’s fairly guilt free snacking…you must try the salami chips, they are very tasty!  This was featured on Celebrate and Decorate and Rustic and Refined


salami chips and dip



Roasted Fennel with Parmesan and Pomegranate turned into Roasted Fennel and Red Cabbage Citrus Salad



roasted fennel and red cabbage citrus salad


One Pot Creamy French Onion Soup Pasta Bake from Half Baked Harvest turned into French Onion Soup Penne and was featured at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage



French Onion Soup Penne



BBQ Pork & Pineapple Hand Pies are full of pulled pork, BBQ sauce and pineapple tidbits all wrapped up in puff pastry


BBQ pork & pineapple hand pies


Creamy Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles with Cashew Sauce from a Pinch of Yum


swoodles with Cashew Cream


One Pot Creamy White Bean & Ham Tortellini Soup from Carlsbad Cravings turned into Sausage Tortelloni “Stoup” with Kale and Cannellini


sausage tortellini soup with bacon croutons



Apple Cookies from Rachel Shultz turned into Loaded Apple Cookies, a healthier sweet treat and were featured at A Stroll Thru Life and Lori’s Culinary Creations



loaded apple candy cookies



Eggnog Panettone Bread Pudding turned into Bacon & Eggnog Panettone Pudding, perfect for holiday mornings


bacon & eggnog panettone


My favorite recipe from January’s bucket list is French Onion Soup Penne, make a lot, the leftovers are just as good the second and third time around!

A close second is the Caesar Salad Dip with Salami Chips, be sure to try this one too~

My most popular recipe in January, not on the bucket list,  was HH’s Asian Glazed BBQ Ribs, you definitely want to try this one!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs

Celebrate and Decorate, It’s Overflowing, Rustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&J, Project Inspire, The Scoop, Something to Talk AboutA Stroll Thru Life    Inspire Me Monday

Crafty Staci,   Tickle My TastebudsWow Us Wednesday

Creative Ways, Favorite Things, Full Plate Thursday, Share Your Style, Work it Wednesday

Home Matters, Idea BoxWeekend Retreat,

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

    OMG-triple pig sliders!!! Sure sounds like football food to me! Looks like you’ll be eating well in February Jenna-enjoy:@)

  2. Mary says:

    I zeroed in on those triple sliders too Jenna! Everything looks delicious on your menu…March looks like a month for Weight Watchers for me with all the foodie celebrations and with the Panthers Super Bowl bound 🙂

  3. As usual, they all look yummy! I did try your french onion penne dish (but don’t tell anyone — I took a shortcut and used a can of condensed onion soup) and it was really delicious! Thanks as always for the great ideas! You’re my go-to girl for easy and delicious recipes! 🙂

  4. Everything sound yummy, Jenna! I’m craving the broccoli, cheddar and avocado potato skins even though it is only breakfast time now! Linda

  5. Jenna, everything sounds delicious! But the polenta cakes, oh my goodness!

  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    The French Quarter Cheese Ball looks interesting. I clicked over and read through the recipe and the praline topping is a fun sweet addition to savory! I’ll remember this for next weekend!

  7. Sandra Garth says:

    This is a very extensive list and I am thrilled that you included my Homemade Italian Salad Dressing thank you so much!

  8. Kitty says:

    I want to come to your house, Jenna! You make such yummy and fun dishes.

  9. Kim says:

    With all your activities this month, you’re right to be organized! I’m wishing a blueberry cream cheese king cake could be delivered to my front door. Wow – bacon and sweet potatoes? I’m in! Nothing’s better than bacon except bacon-wrapped bacon (says Fun Son).

    • ha! Yes, what is it about guys and bacon?? I’m planning to make those triple pork sliders for my “fun son’s” birthday- blueberry cream cheese king cake sounds divine, get me one too please 🙂 >

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