The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

Welcome to August!

August is my least favorite month,

it’s too hot, things in the garden start looking brown and sad…

Now’s the time to enjoy the last days of summer produce

and the carefree days of summer!

Late Summer Garden

The theme/flavor of the month for August is Keeping Cool

The recipes on this month’s bucket list

are full of fruits & vegetables

and many are served cool or at room temperature

You can see the inspiration photos and recipes

in the August section of the Monthly Paint Bucket


Zucchini & Pimiento Cheese Squares from the Painted Apron archives

Monte Crisquitos from Oh Bite It!

Vegetable Sushi, original recipe


Feta and Watermelon Salad Stack from Angie’s Recipes

Healthy Baked Cheesy Zucchini Bites from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Chick Fil-A Coleslaw from Plain Chicken

Grilled Hassleback Stuffed Potatoes from Pandora’s Box

Main Dish

BLT Tortellini Salad with Pinot Grigio Dressing from the Painted Apron archives

Browned Garlic Butter Creamed Corn Cheese Ravioli from Half Baked Harvest

Stuffed Napa Cabbage Leaves with Peanut Sauce from Dorothy’s Vintage Kitchen

Zoodle Pasta Pie from the Proud Italian Cook


Sugar Cookie Fruit Tacos from What’s Cooking Girls

No Churn Key Lime Pie Ice Cream from Southern Living

Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars from the Gunny Sack

Breakfast & Miscellaneous

French Toast Breakfast Muffins from New Classic Recipe

Here’s what I made from the July Paint Bucket

The flavors of the month were peach, tomato, corn & zucchini

Bleu Corn & Tomato Tart

Easy Asian Salad with Sesame Dressing

1-2-3-4 Corn & Zucchini Casserole

Summer Peach Pizza with Prosciutto, Burrata, & Basil

Pina Colada Monkey Bread from turned into

Hawaiian Pizza Bubble Up

I had an abundance of fresh asparagus and corn

and paired it with bacon and bleu cheese for 2 tasty creations

Asparagus, Bacon, Bleu & Corn Quesadillas

Asparagus, Bacon, Bleu & Corn Flatbread

Pecan Peach Quick Bread from Life Love Liz

inspired Peachy Pecan Bread

So Happy August!

It’s also almost Fall,

which means pumpkins and football!


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  

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  Creative Crafts

Creatively Crafty Thursday Favorite Things   

Friday with Friends Snickerdoodle Make Bake Create

34 Responses to “The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket”
  1. Those summer dishes are looking really inviting! I need to try that tomato tart. Here it starts to feel like Fall…and the July we had just rain ๐Ÿ™ A mild summer this year..

  2. Jenna, the August paint bucket has some wonderful sounding food. I so agree August weather is usually less than ideal. I know I would like sugar cookie fruit tacos!

    Happy August!

  3. BERNADETTE says:

    Lots of staying cool recipes here. Thanks Jenna

  4. I agree, August is the worst month, too much heat and everything is drying up. Fun recipes to distract us!

  5. Rita C. says:

    With your list, I think you’ll have August looking much better!

  6. Zoodle Pasta Pie sounds like a winner to me:@) Yep, August and February… Ugh!

  7. I’m hoping to make that peachy pecan bread when I get home tomorrow or Tuesday — I scored some fabulous peaches at the market and I’m dying to try this recipe. I haven’t done these little breads for awhile, but it seemed all winter I had a huge stash of them in the freezer. Maybe it’s time to start again!

  8. Great ideas! I’m trying those Zucchini & Pimiento Cheese Squares, I happen to have a lot of zucchini right now!

  9. Mary says:

    Yum Jenna! August is my least favorite month too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. lghiggins says:

    For someone who doesn’t like August, you certainly turned out some delicious looking treats!

  11. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Your August recipes look delish. ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m trying to keep cool and make overnight oatmeal more as well as main course salads.

  12. Nancy says:

    Yes please to everything!
    That slice of pie watercolor is absolutely beautiful!
    Happy August!

  13. says:

    Good grief. I am sitting here starving while looking at these wonderful foodie pictures. What wonderful dishes you serve dear lady. Happy August to you and your family. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  14. Nummy entertaining and great recipes also. The paintings are so delicious looking also–that key lime pie had my mouth watering! We are enjoying the produce and all the fresh cooking that goes with it! Hugs, Sandi

  15. Jenna, your August paint bucket has some delicious sounding recipes! It’s only 9;29 am here, and already I’m hungry! I am not a fan of August weather either, and long for fall. But it is true that each month has it’s own charms and blessings. Happy August!

  16. I am with you Jenna on the August attitude!! My flowers are calling out for more water! You always present the most wonderful recipes. The peaches and pecan bread is calling my name!
    Very pretty table and great recipes Jenna!!!

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