The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket


Here we are, February 2019!

What are your plans this month, will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day, or perhaps the Chinese Year of the Pig?

We will be celebrating a Valentine birthday, and I have some plans for a special piggy table…

What do you think would be more appropriate for the Flavor of the Month, chocolate or bacon??

That’s a tough one…

Let’s go with Chocolate, and maybe a little pork too!

There are a lot of retro recipes on this month’s list, Cheddar Cheese and Pecan ring, Waldorf Salad, Pimiento Cheese, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Buckeyes, classic favorites updated.  You can see the recipes and get the links on the February 2019 section of my monthly Pinterest Board here



Glazed Pineapple Kielbasa Bites from Complete Recipes

Pesto, Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza from Purple Chocolat Home

Classic Strawberry Jam filled Cheese Heart from Southern Living

French Onion Puff Pastry Bites from Southern Living


Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo with Asparagus from the Recipe Critic

Waldorf Salad from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Pimiento Cheese Creamed Spinach from Southern Living

Pan Fried Kale Ribbons with Garlic from the Painted Apron archives


Chinese BBQ Pork from A Family Feast

Meatless Mexican Chili and Cheddar Grits Super Bowls from Tasty Kitchen

Baked Potato Stuffed with Grilled Vegetables from the Cozy Apron

Pistachio Gruyere Chicken Cordon Bleu with Creamy Honey Dijon Sauce from Carlsbad Cravings


Healthy 5 ingredient Buckeyes from Half Baked Harvest

Bourbon & Cola Mini Bundts from Southern Living

Cannelloni Cupcakes from Delish

The Best Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Cookie Bars from Half Baked Harvest


Loaded Breakfast Biscuits from Complete Recipes



Here’s what I made from the January Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Vegetable

BLT Dip from Inspired by Charm inspired me to make my own version of this favorite sandwich, and guests named it Wedge Salad Dip

It can be garnished in a variety of ways to correspond to your event or theme




Antipasto Salad Kebabs from Mantitlement inspired the post Setting the Mood with Flowers and Food with luncheon skewers of deli favorites




Winter Slaw with Red Pears and Pumpkin Seeds from Epicurious turned into

Broccoli Carrot Slaw with Creamy Yogurt Dressing



Broccoli Recipe Round Up from the Painted Apron archives, all my favorite broccoli recipes in one post




Rainbow Vegetable Pad Thai from Pinch of Yum became Oodles of Noodles with Peanut Sauce



Mushroom Stroganoff from Gimme Some Oven turned into Velvet Mushroom Stroganoff from the archives




Instead of making 2 ingredient Fat Free Lemon Bars from Jo Cooks , I made Easy Lemon Bars from Half Scratched, they have a little fat in them but are similar in calories per serving, so I opted for more flavor.  Did you know that people tend to eat more of a reduced fat or no fat food than normal, they are trying to satisfy that flavor that’s missing!

Easy Bake Lemon Bars


Amazing PB2 Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Painted Apron archives have all the flavor of peanut butter without the extra fat



Slow Cooker Ham & Cheese Biscuit Casserole from Pillsbury turned into Ham and Cheese Volcano Bites



Another delicious month, with a little healthier dishes!




I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Dishing it & Digging it,   Between Naps on the Porch,

Merry Monday   Make it Pretty Monday    Celebrate and Decorate,

Delicious Dishes Recipe Party   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck   Sweet Inspirations   Happiness is Homemade

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

    The bourbon and cola mini bundts sure sound good! Happy Year of the Pig Jenna:@)

  2. debra cantales says:

    What a great assortment of recipes and ideas Jenna! Happy Year of the Pig! xo

  3. Pimiento cheese creamed spinach is calling my name. February recipes sound great! Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

  4. Sharon Mann says:

    Heart and Pigs…a great month ahead.

  5. I’m off to a cooking class on “sour.” In a cooking mode and these sound great!

  6. All i do is drool my way thru your posts…everything sounds and looks so yummy!!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    I look forward to your recipes and your art in February Jenna!! ❤️❤️❤️

  8. Nancy says:

    Amazing recipes! Happy Year of the Pig!

    I am going to make that stroganoff!

  9. Jodi says:

    Happy February and Year of the Pig!

  10. lulu says:

    Whoa, there are some good sounding things here. Since I have a fond spot for cannoli, I’m going to have to go with those cupcakes.

  11. Yum! Delicious looking recipes!!

  12. Your recipes are always amazing Jenna…since I have been doing well with my gluten free diet I it has been a challenge to seek out new recipes..I do love the skewers!…and speaking of love, I so love Rosie the Rabbit!!!!

  13. Mary says:

    Everything is always so delicious at your house Jenna!

  14. Miz Helen says:

    I always love your Paint Bucket every month and thanks so much for including my Classic Waldorf Salad this month, I really appreciate it! Hope you have a great Valentine Week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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