The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

April showers, Easter eggs and Spring in Bloom, April is such a happy month



Flavor of the month for April is Coconut

When I was debating what this month’s flavor should be, I searched for coconut recipes on Pinterest and was amazed at the variety of recipes I found!

I can’t wait to make our favorite Coconut Shrimp and serve it with Pina Colada dipping sauce.  I also am looking forward to making pancakes with coconut flour and trying the Whole 30 Coleslaw…{see links in recipe list below]



We will be having a family combination Easter/birthday weekend this year and I’ve already started menu planning with a dedicated Easter Birthday Weekend Pinterest board here




I love a little advance planning, then I can relax and enjoy the special occasions as much as everyone else

You can see photos and  inspiration recipes on my March/April Paint Bucket Pinterest Board here


Salad on a Stick

Tea Party Sandwiches

Bacon & Pimiento Cheese Stuffed Pastries

Skinny Pina Colada


Sesame Ginger Cucumber Miso Salad from Snixy Kitchen

Strawberry Clementine Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette from the Cafe Sucre Farine

Spiralized Potato Gratin from Olla-Podrida

Whole 30 Pina Colada Coleslaw from Physical Kitchness

Main Dish

Coconut Shrimp with Red Lobster’s Pina Colada Sauce 

Spinach & Pancetta Tart

Healthier Fried Chicken

Creamy White Sauce Vegetable Enchiladas from A Beautiful Mess


Mini Easter Egg Pies

White Chocolate Carrot Poke Cake from Mrs. Happy Homemaker

Coconut Cake

Coconut Thins from Lovefoodies


Coconut Pancakes from She Wears Many Hats

Glazed Pineapple Coconut Bread from Just a Taste

Almond & Chocolate Overnight Oats from Honest Kitchen

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Here’s what I made from the March Bucket List

The flavor of the month was Green and Lean

Grilled Lemon Garlic Zucchini from Damn Delicious turned into Zucchini Ribbons with Lemon & Roasted Garlic



Romaine Wrap Vegetable Tacos went an entirely different direction and turned into Light &  Fresh Garden Stuffed Shells




Paleo Egg Cups from A Healthy Life for Me turned into Pot o’ Gold Potatoes, not quite as healthy but…




Served on a bed of spinach with bacon dippers it was quite delicious




Roasted Asparagus and Broccoli with honey balsamic from Chef Kreso turned into Zoodle Primavera




Grand Hotel Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce turned into Pecan Pie Danish





Mini Grasshopper Pies from Thrifty DIY Diva turned into Lucky Shots for St. Patrick’s Day




Instead of making No Rise Pizza Dough from Plain Chicken for a Shaved Asparagus Pizza I used my favorite Pillsbury thin crust dough and made a Crazy Spring Radish Pizza with Asparagus




It’s always hard to pick a favorite, but I’d have to say it was a tie between Pot o’Gold Potatoes,  and Crazy Spring Radish Pizza, humble comfort food with a twist!


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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Celebrate and Decorate,  Rustic and Refined,

Between Naps on the PorchCoastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Moonlight and Mason Jars   Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

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10 Responses to “The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, I would take a Danish right now with my coffee. I can’t wait for the coconut recipes, a favorite flavor at our house! Happy Sunday!

  2. I love coconut! So, I’ll be excited about that one! Happy week!

  3. lulu says:

    Speaking of coconut, I’d have to have coconut cream pie on my list. That is my absolute favorite thing made with coconut.

  4. Love all of the coconut and pineapple! The coleslaw sounds good-Happy April:@)

  5. Jodi says:

    Yummy happy celebrations!

  6. Jenna… I’m drooling after looking at your pretty pics. Have a great week.

  7. Sounds like a super delicious month. Can I come visit? 🙂 Thanks for including our salad!

  8. Mary says:

    April sounds like it will be delicious Jenna! Looking forward to your coconut extravaganza 🙂

  9. Miz Helen says:

    I always love your Bucket List! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a fantastic weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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