The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

I have been busy planning for July for the past few weeks.  We always have a big family gathering and this year we will have our children and grandchildren at the beach house for 10 days  😱

I know, right…. it will be crazy… 🤣

We actually all get along great, and everyone pitches in, so with a little planning it will be smooth sailing…

I might try out a new recipe or two, but generally will stick to family favorites, long time standbys, and will definitely use some Super Star short cuts

When I was planning July 4th Week here I made a Pinterest board for reference with ideas and popular easy favorites July 4th Ready here

And one board for the July Paint Bucket featuring inspiration recipes for July as well as photos from the previous month’s recipes and inspirations

The flavor of the month for July is Summer Berry  🍓


Cold Strawberry Soup from Brooklyn Farm Girl

Fruit skewers

Savory Berry Shortcake Bites

Volcano Potatoes from Bacon, Butter, Cheese & Garlic

Side Dish

Bacon Ranch Grilled Potatoes from Gather for Bread

Basil & Corn Cakes from Noble Pig

Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Casserole from McCormick

Summer Salad with Magic Blueberry Dressing from the Painted Apron archives

Main Dish

Bacon Onion & Mushroom Sliders from Will Cook for Smiles

Spicy Maple Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Smokey Bacon Corn from Half Baked Harvest

Take-out Style Chinese Spare Ribs from the Food Network



Crockpot Berry Cobbler

Chocolate Chip Chocolate Bundt

Bushwacker Ice Cream

Strawberry Pie Cheesecake Jars

Salted Butterscotch Creme Brûlèe from Malibu Kitchen


Berry Monkey Bread from Rhodes Bread

Breakfast Yogurt Pops from Epicurious

Cheesy Garlic Cornbread Drop Biscuits from the Cookie Rookie

Almond Butter Oat Balls from Two Peas and Their Pod


Here’s what I made from the June Paint Bucket

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


Zucchini Frico is a fast and cheesy appetizer!



Jicama Coleslaw from Food Network turned into Pineapple Cashew Slaw



Ramen Noodle Salad from Inspired by Charm  turned into Summer Vegetable Pesto Pasta Salad



I was inspired by Zucchini Enchiladas from Delish to make my own vegetarian version, Zucchini & Corn Cheesy Enchiladas as well as a non Tex-Mex version of this dish, Creamy Zucchini & Corn Crepes



Peach & Prosciutto Pizza with Honey Balsamic Reduction from Cooking Classy turned into Peach Pizza with Prosciutto, Burrata, & Basil



Peachy Bread Pudding from Simply Orange inspired a Peachy round-up



Cheesecake Cupcakes turned into no-bake Key Lime Cheesecake Jars



Red White & Blueberry Danish was a snap to make with a Pillsbury crescent roll dough sheet and spreadable cream cheese


Berry Monkey Bread from Rhodes Bread turned into Parmesan Pesto Biscuit Bake



Another delicious month!

Happy July!  🇺🇸

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the Porch, Gardens Galore  Make it Pretty Monday

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

Celebrate and Decorate,  Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

Share it One More Time   Delicious Dishes Recipe Party









11 Responses to “The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket”
  1. Great lineup, Jenna! You’ll be whipped when it’s over, but what I wouldn’t give to be one of those guests who get treated with all you’ve got planned!

  2. Jodi says:

    Happy happy family time!!!

  3. Mary says:

    No one goes away hungry from your table Jenna! Wishing you and your family a fun-filled, delicious 4th and a little R&R!!

  4. Have fun with the family! Ten days is a long time, but having family right there close enough to reach out and touch them…priceless!

  5. Ellen says:

    How blessed your are to be able to have your family for ten days celebrating and making memories together. Have the best 4th of July ever! Your menu sounds drool worthy too. Thank-you for sharing the recipes. P.S. Your recipe for the Peachy Bread Pudding is equally delicious and easy – love it!

  6. Your beautiful food photos are paintings in themselves! It looks like you’re in for a fabulous holiday together — and I can guarantee no one will go hungry!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Looks like you are well prepared! 😊 Enjoy!! ❤💙❤

  8. Jenna, what beautiful food from June! July promises so much, you can’t go wrong with a berry theme. I know you enjoy having everyone together, and any guest would be thrilled to dine at your table! Enjoy all the fun!

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