The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy May!

Such a beautiful and fun filled month!

We watched the Kentucky Derby yesterday with friends

and are looking forward to Cinco de Mayo,

Mother’s Day, beach time and Memorial Day

Fry-Tot-To for Cinco de Mayo

We will also be celebrating 2 birthdays…

With so many diverse festivities on the horizon,

I couldn’t decide on a theme or flavor of the month

for this May’s recipe bucket list…

so let’s just say the theme of the month is

Miscellaneous May!

You can see photos and links of inspiration recipes in the May section

of my Monthly Bucket List Pinterest board


Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Dijon Aioli from Dash of Mandi

Chicken Won Ton Tacos from the Girl on Bloor

Mini Quiche 4 ways from Culinary Hill


Cheesy Mexican Garlic Bread from Mantitlement

Seven-Layer Fruit Salad from Southern Lady Magazine

Southern Mayonnaise Biscuits from Momoe’s Cupboard

Creamy Cucumber Salad from Carlsbad Cravings

Main Dish

Grilled Chicken with Orange BBQ Sauce from Happier Than a Pig in Mud

Taco Salad with Taco Dressing from Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Easy Savory Puffy Pancake from Karin’s Kottage

Grilled Italian Sausage & Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner from Happier Than a Pig in Mud


Margarita Poke Cake from Nest of Posies

Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars from Simply Stacie

Mini Chocolate Pecan Pies from the Painted Apron archives

No Pie Apple Pie from The Pioneer Woman

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

Glazed Mimosa Bread from Lemon Tree Dwelling

Lemon Blueberry Crescent Ring from The Girl who Ate Everything

Here’s what I made from the April Paint Bucket

the flavor of the month was Strawberry

Try this yummy cocktail, Strawberries & Cream Bushwacker

Strawberry Pecan Salad is perfect for warm weather dining

You’ve got to try these Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups,

an easy to make, bite size dessert that is perfect for a party buffet!

These were featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

for an Easter sweet I made Easy Lemon Tartlettes

and topped them with a halved fresh strawberry

inspired by Lemon Strawberry Sweet Rolls from Dessert First Dinner Later

Entertain with ease with a Spring Charcuterie Spread

This was featured on Sundays on Silverado at The House on Silverado

Cheddar Bacon Jam Puff Pastry Bites from Kevin is Cooking

inspired Bacon Jam Asparagus Rolls

Try grilled or roasted Cabbage Steaks topped with a Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

for a different and unique side dish

Instead of making White Spinach and Artichoke Lasagna from the Pioneer Woman

I made Spinach & Artichoke Stuffed Bread from the archives…

you can add chicken or ham to make it heartier if you like

This was not on my recipe bucket list,

but it is so good I have to include it, a new family favorite!

It was featured on Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Marinara Ricotta Meatball Bubble-up

I hope you enjoy some of these delicious recipes!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Friday with Friends

Snickerdoodle Make Bake Create

33 Responses to “The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket”
  1. So many delicious treats! That cocktail looks insanely good 🙂

  2. Rita C. says:

    Happy Miscellaneous May! I am just thrilled that we can gather again. Your plan looks great.

  3. Martha says:

    Miscellaneous May is perfect and so much delicious goodness here as always! We watched the Kentucky Derby too. I was excited when Soup and Sandwich came out strong, but that sure didn’t last long. Oh well, it’s always fun to watch either way. Have a nice Sunday Jenna. 🙂

  4. I love how you celebrate every single happening with such gusto!

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Happy May, Jenna! I’m so excited and happy for all of the May celebrations and very grateful that we can gather with family and friends. You have shared so many yummy recipes on May’s bucket list. I can’t wait to see all of the delicious recipes that you will cook up for us this month! Wishing you a beautiful and happy week ahead!

  6. Miscellaneous May is giving us so many fabulous recipes like 7-layer fruit salad and glazed mimosa bread! There is much to celebrate this month…Happy May, Jenna!

  7. These recipes sound sooo amazing! The spinach artichoke stuffed bread is making me drool! What a great roundup of yummy things to try!
    Thank you so much for including my savory puffy pancake recipe! 🥰
    Happy May!


  8. Bonnie Morgan says:

    I’m glad I was not hungry when I read your post because it would be torture. You are the best with food! Your family is blessed to have your creativity and love of cooking.
    Happy May.

  9. Nancy says:

    A wonderful plethora of yumminess. I love all the Strawberry goodness!
    The Kentucky Derby was fun! We enjoyed it very much.
    Happy Sunday Jenna!

  10. pattyanneart says:

    Sounds like it will be a wonderful month. So many delicious options. Yum!

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    I am going to have to go back and print out a few of those recipes, looks like I missed a few. 😞 I came down with covid on the 9th of April and for 2 weeks it was not a fun time. Finally starting to get my strength back, but it is a fine line between doing / resting / and trying not to over do, ha! I am eager to try some new recipes and you always provide ! Thank you! And yes Happy MAY! 🌼⚘🌾

  12. Everything sounds good Jenna, wish I had a mini chocolate pecan pie right now:@) Happy May-enjoy!

  13. thefrenchhutch says:

    Yum, May looks and sounds delish at your house. So many dishes I see I want to try. Happy May Jenna………..

  14. What cheery paintings today! They make me feel all springy. What a wonderful paint bucket today! Happy May!

  15. Pattie says:

    I haven’t even had breakfast yet, and I am looking at these recipes thinking that I would like to have some of them now. That spinach and artichoke stuffed bread sounds so delicious. And that strawberry cocktail! That sounds kind of like it would work for breakfast, doesn’t it? Another enticing post, and beautiful artwork. I love visiting your blog.

  16. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for including my Taco Tuesday Salad with Taco Dressing, it is an honor to be included in your May Paint Bucket! So many great recipes to try thanks so much for sharing!
    Miz Helen

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