The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

2017…

17-plate

Sounds like way in the future, right…

Nope!  Happy 2017!  Where did those holidays go?   💨

January is always a month of renewing goals, getting healthier, a new beginning.

After a month full of gingerbread and holiday foods, the flavor of the month for January is Citrus  🍋   🍊

Be on the look out for lots of refreshing things to do with citrus fruits in January

Here is the list of recipes I will be using for inspiration this month

See photos of these recipes, December recipes and other inspirations on my December/January Pinterest board here

Appetizers

Mini Veggie No-Carb Tacos

Salami & Pesto Pizza

Reuben Sandwich Dip

Sides

Winter Citrus Salad from Kitschen Cat

Zucchini Fettuccine with Lemon

Brussels Sprouts Gratin from Love Foodies

Main

Chicken Satay, grilled or baked from Carlsbad Cravings

Sheet Pan Green Eggs and Ham from French Gardener Dishes

Queso Smothered Grilled Chicken from Plain Chicken

Winter Warmth Chowder with Potato Croutons

Desserts

Coconut Cake with Lemon Curd filling from Lulu’s Musings

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

Sugar Cookie Birthday Pie

Mini Cheesecakes from Back Road Journal

Miscellaneous

Grapefruit Smoothie

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes from the View from Great Island

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Here are the recipes I made from the December Paint Bucket

Appetizers

Carrot Tart with Risotto and Almond Filling from Epicurious  I did make this, but we were disappointed, it looked pretty, but I think that carrots just don’t have enough flavor to make this tart interesting, so I can’t recommend using them for a tart  😝

I cooked the carrots in an orange juice butter sauce and seasoned them well with salt, pepper and allspice but even with almond paste in the ricotta topping and buttery almonds on top this tart just lacked taste  😩

It makes me crazy when a recipe fails!!    😖

carrot-tart

 

Sides

French Onion Zoodle Bake from Climbing Grier Mountain turned into Slow Cooker French Onion Ravioli Soup

 

french-onion-ravioli-soup

 

Spiralized Pear Salad  I love pears in salad, and spiralizing them really adds a special touch

 

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Main

Asparagus Manicotti turned into Short Cut Asparagus Manicotti with Ham

 

ham-asparagus-manicotti-alfredo

 

Chili with Pasta turned into Slow Cooker Chili Mac & Cheese

 

chili-mac-cheese

 

Desserts

 

Peppermint Candy Cane Bundt Cake from Betsy Life turned into Gingerbread House Cake

 

gingerbread-house-cake

 

Miscellaneous

Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread from Julie’s Eats and Treats turned into Cranberry Holiday Bread

 

cranberry-holiday-bread

Gingerbread House turned into a Gingerbread house decorating party

 

gingerbread-house-table

 

Candy Cane Reindeer turned into Candy Cane Easels

 

candy-cane-easel

 

Melted Snowman Bark turned into Powdered Sugar Snowmen

 

powdered-sugar-snowmen

I’ll be posting about these sweet treats with some other winter ideas soon

My favorite recipe from the December Bucket list is French Onion Ravioli Soup, the ravioli is a wonderful addition to this satisfying soup, and you can always serve your crusty bread on the side

 

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Wishing you a warm and cozy January, Happy 2017!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and DecorateRustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm, Cooking and Crafting with J&JThe Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Tickle My TastebudsFull Plate ThursdayWork it Wednesday

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12 Responses to “The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket”
  1. Jodi says:

    so much wonderful inspiration Jenna – Happy New Year!

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  2. Zucchini Fettuccine sounds good! Happy New Year Jenna:@)

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  3. There cannot be too much yumminess or creativity! Happy New Year!

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  4. Mary says:

    Happy New Year Jenna! I know January will be a healthy and delicious month here 🙂

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  5. So many tempting foods…can’t wait for the lemon poppy seed pancakes! Have a fabulous week!

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  6. Karen says:

    Thank you Jenna, for including my mini cheesecakes…that is very kind. I’m going to try including more fresh citrus in my cooking this month as the citrus groves in our town are now being picked.

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  7. Hi Jenna! Happy New Year! I love citrus everything and I’ll be following along everyday to see what you create for us!! And I just heard the news that Santa delivered a checked something special to you! Hurray! Linda

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  8. Happy New Year!!! Such deliciousness over here!!!

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  9. So many great recipes here!…and must try that French Onion Ravioli Soup!!!…Your snowmen remind me of the ones that my granddaughter and her friends help me make…love the “hats”!
    Happy New Year!

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  10. So many delicious dishes! Happy 2017 🙂 Thank you so much for joining the party at Dishing It & Digging It!

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  11. Helen Adams says:

    I always love your Bucket List and see several recipes I would love to try. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and hope to see you again real soon!
    Miz Helen

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