The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

The monthly Paint Bucket is my way of organizing recipes into a small seasonal group to focus on, one month at a time.  It isn’t a to do list, but an inspiration list for reference.  Often times the recipes are just the start point, and the resulting dish is decidedly different, but organizing in advance narrows choices and ultimately saves a lot of time

Now that it is unofficially summer, our meals are going to revolve around all of summer’s bountiful produce, fresh corn, ripe tomatoes, berries and melons, zucchini and other vegetables straight from the garden…

Be sure to check out the May/June Paint Bucket Pinterest Board to see the inspiration photos and recipes

It was hard to choose one flavor to focus on, but I finally decided that the flavor of the month for June is Peach   🍑

Georgia gets all the credit for peaches, but Clanton, in Chilton County, Alabama, produces cream of the crop sweet peaches and it is home to Peach Park and the

famous giant peach   photo source

This is what you will see when you travel I-65 north and south through Alabama, the giant peach tempting you to stop and indulge in everything  peach


Fresh Peach Salsa

Southern Peach Iced Tea {spiked or virgin} from Real Housemoms

Quiche Lorraine Flatbread Bites

Zucchini Frico


Jicama Coleslaw from Food Network

Watermelon Popsicles

Ramen Noodle Salad from Inspired by Charm

Individual Buffet Wedge Salads

Main Dish

Peach BBQ Pork Sliders with Apple Slaw from Eat At Home

Zucchini Enchiladas from Delish

Peach & Prosciutto Pizza with Honey Balsamic Reduction from Cooking Classy

Crack Crockpot Chicken from Gonna Want Seconds


Peachy Bread Pudding from Simply Orange

Father’s Day Golf Cake

Cheesecake Cupcakes

Peach Crème Brulee from Feast on the Cheap


Red White & Blueberry Danish

Berry Monkey Bread from Rhodes Bread

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Here’s what the May Paint Bucket inspired

Loaded Pizza Mushroom Caps from Don’t Go Bacon My Heart turned into Hawaiian Pizzarooms



Totchos {tater tot nachos} turned into Fry-Tot-To with Roasted Corn & Sausage Queso



Carrot Ribbon and Cucumber Salad with Peanut Dressing turned into Asian Salad Stack


Instead of making South of the Border chicken recipes as I planned, I went to the Greek Isles instead with Chicken Gyros with Shortcut Tzatziki


I made two recipes with the flavor of the month, Lemon 🍋

Lemon Ricotta Lasagna Rolls with Greens and Brown Butter turned into Lemon Ricotta Lasagna Rolls with Spinach, Fennel & Basil


Impossible Lemon Coconut Pie from Happier than a Pig in Mud turned into Magic Lemon Bars


Cakes weren’t on my May Bucket list, but apparently I was in the mood for cake and made 2 pretty ones

Coconut Poke Bundt Cake for Mother’s Day with a fresh rose topper



Pineapple Volcano Rum Cake, with a pineapple buttercream lava flow and a fresh pineapple topper


It was a delicious month!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the PorchCelebrate and Decorate,

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party     Foodie Friends Friday












13 Responses to “The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket”
  1. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, I loved stopping at the farm stands comping and going to the beach. A few weeks ago I stopped in Chilton county and bought fresh peaches and some of them went into a peach cobbler. All of us who travel 65 are familiar with the giant peach! You have a great file of recipes for the month, I get hungry just visiting your blog!

  2. I like the idea of focus and I like the idea that if something hits you (like the Mother’s Day cake) you can go for it! I just read an article in the NYTimes about the damaged Georgia/Carolina peach crop this year. They’re going to be fewer in supply and probably pricier. I hope the Michigan peaches fared better!

  3. Wonderful inspiration! sometimes I need a jumpstart!! Have a wonderfully creative week!

  4. Jodi says:

    Love this theme!!!! Love peaches!!

  5. Mary says:

    Everything looks delicious Jenna! South Carolina is the largest producer of peaches on the East Coast and there’s going to be a peach shortage this year thanks to Mother Nature and a late March freeze 🙁

  6. Jenna, I love all things peach! It is always tempting for us to make a stop at the Peach Park. We love the fried Peach pies! I am waiting on the Peach and prosciutto pizza…sounds like the perfect summer pizza!

  7. Ellen says:

    I made the Peachy Bread Pudding yesterday for a Family celebration. Peaches are one of our favorite fruits, so I was pretty sure it would be enjoyed and it was loved by all! Peach ice tea is always on hand here all summer. I think I need to take a trip to Chilton County and the Peach Park – someplace this New Englander has never visited. Thank-you for a delightful post.

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    I just love your Volcano Cake, what a great presentation. Your June Paint Bucket is just what I love all those wonderful peach recipes. I am having some Peach Tea right now, yum! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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