The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket

March is such a fun month,

Mardi Gras this year, and St. Patrick’s Day,

AND Spring!

As a nod to both holidays and the beginning of a fresh season,

I chose golden lemons to be highlighted this March

The flavor of the month is Lemon 🍋

You can see photos and links for these inspiration recipes

on my Monthly Paint Bucket Pinterest Board here


Note: recipes without links are ones I’m in the process of developing



Asparagus Party Sandwiches from the Painted Apron archives

Broccoli Salad Dip from Southern Living

Meyer Lemon Baked Ricotta from Food Fanatic

Boudin King Cake from Acadiana Table


Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes from Rock Recipes

Endive, Romaine and Orange Salad from Epicurious

Garlic Roasted Radishes from The Real Food Dieticians

Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Broccolini from Carlsbad Cravings

Main Dish

Holy Yum Chicken from Table for Two Blog

Ultimate Rainbow Vegetable Sandwich from Jessica Merchant

Hissy Fit Quiche from Plain Chicken

Asian Pulled Pork Tacos with Pineapple Snow Pea Salsa from Carlsbad Cravings


Nothing Bundt Cakes Lemon Cake Copycat from Favorite Family Recipes

King Cake Cupcakes

Meyer Lemon Brûlée Tart from Life Currents


Lemon Biscuit Bubbles

Cream Cheese Lemon Blueberry Bread from Recipe Rebel



Here’s what I made from the February Paint Bucket

The flavor of the month was Chocolate


Instead of making Cannoli Cupcakes I made Lite Cannoli Dip



Lemon Parmesan Garlic Orzo with Asparagus from the Recipe Critic inspired Lemon Orzo with Asparagus & Prosciutto


Waldorf Salad from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage got an update with vanilla Greek yogurt for the dressing

Modern Waldorf Salad



Pimiento Cheese Creamed Spinach from Southern Living was the inspiration for Spinach & Pimiento Cheese Gratin



Pan Fried Kale Ribbons with Garlic from the Painted Apron archives, if you think you don’t like kale, try this easy recipe, it just might change your mind!



Instead of making Chinese BBQ Pork from A Family Feast I made a family favorite Chinese Take-out Ribs


Chili Cheese Grits Super Supper Bowl was inspired by Meatless Mexican Chili and Cheddar Grits Super Bowls from Tasty Kitchen

This dish was a viewer favorite on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage



I didn’t get a chance to make Baked Potato Stuffed with Grilled Vegetables from the Cozy Apron, but I highly recommend trying Broccoli & Cheese Smothered Potato Boats



Thank you for menu planning with me today!


25% off in my Society 6 Shop Sunday & Monday, treat yourself to something fresh and bright!

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🌈 🍋 ☘️


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

29 Responses to “The Organized Life, March Paint Bucket”
  1. Jenna, I love how lemons brighten any food. Who can resist a Hissy Fit Quiche??? I almost choked on my coffee with that one. Have a wonderful Sunday🍋🍋🍋

  2. Sharon Mann says:

    So many colors and yummy foods. Your art looks great on the Society 6 items.

  3. Jodi says:

    Oh how I adore lemon!!!! I bought a couple little faux lemon topiary trees at Walmart yesterday. Lol.

  4. Love your new floral design prints!! And as always the food looks delish!!

  5. Yay, lemon — my favorite flavor! Can’t wait! Love your flower tote and it looks great on the stool!

  6. lulu says:

    I haven’t had lunch yet so reading this reminds me to take time out for a bite thought nothing will be as tasty as your recipes. One of my favorite desserts is lemon pie like my friend Pam makes it.

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I love your recipes!! 🍋 You always have such great ideas! 💚

  8. Nancy says:

    Lemon looks som good as art and in the kitchen! Yummy dishes here! And your art grabs my attention every time!

  9. Lemon is such a vibrant flavor, sounds like you’re going to have a yummy month:@)

  10. Mary says:

    Everything is always delicious for the holidays and every day at your house Jenna! Lemon is a favorite flavor, especially when it comes to dessert. ♥

  11. Benita says:

    I love lemon!! Can we just hire you to send us meals each week…sort of like Hello Fresh or Blue Apron?! I know the hubster would be thrilled!! Hugs!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    I am always so excited to be mentioned on your Paint Bucket, thanks so much! I really love your dressing for the Waldorf Salad, it looks delicious! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

  13. Babychaser says:

    Look at all that lemon! Yum! Here from TFT! And I loved that watercolor lemon at the top. It’s what made me click. 🙂 I want to paint it now. 🙂


  14. Benita says:

    Hi Jenna! I wanted to touch base to let you know you will be featured on Celebrate Your Story this evening. It starts at 7:00 p.m. CST. I hope you will share again! Hugs!!

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