The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

Welcome to 2022!

Time for new beginnings!

The monthly paint bucket is my bucket list

of recipes I want try

some based on a flavor or theme

I gave HHjr an air fryer for Christmas

and he has been watching You Tube videos and reading recipes

It’s going to be fun watching and trying his experiments!

The flavor/theme of the month is Air Fryer Recipes

You can see photos of the recipes listed below

in the January section of on my Monthly Pinterest board here


Mongolian Glazed Meatballs from Cafe Delites

Asparagus Prosciutto Puff Pastry Bundles from Fox and Briar

Spinach Artichoke Dip with Bacon from Cafe Delites

Air Fryer Pork Belly Bites from I am Homesteader


Air Fryer Zucchini from Spend with Pennies

Smashed Cucumber Salad from Healthy Nibbles

Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes from Sweet and Savory Meals

Main Dish

Air Fryer Chicken Tenders from Simply Homecooked

Slow Cooker Cauliflower Cheese Soup from Olla Podidra

Chicken, Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna from Little Broken

Sticky Bourbon Chicken Skewers from Percolate Kitchen


Grasshopper Pie Dip from Dip Recipe Creations

Air Fryer Apple Pie Bombs from I am Baker

Peanut Butter Pie Shooters from Pinch of Yum

Breakfast and Miscellaneous

Air Fryer Mini Cinnamon Rolls from the Food Network

Savory French Toast Rollups from Spoon Fork Bacon

Air Fryer Donut Holes from Pink When

Here’s what I made from the December Paint Bucket

The flavor/theme of the month was Special Flavors

We kicked the month off with a found up of

Red and Green Recipes for the Holidays

We enjoyed a Festive Appetizer Wreath

at our family Christmas Eve luncheon

Bleu Cheese, Walnut and Thyme Pull Apart Puff Pastry Twirl

from Eat Live Escape was the inspiration for

Last Minute Party Braid

Scallops with Pasta and Bacon Cream

is not only delicious, it is easy to make!

For Thanksgiving we had

Pecan Pie Biscuit Bake

it’s good for breakfast or dessert

Another sweet treat that is good for breakfast or dessert is

Easy Eggnog Loaf

adapted from Egg Nog Bread with Rum Glaze from Knead to Cook

On Christmas Day we enjoyed

Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Bites

adapted from A Treats Affair

January 2022 recipes are still delicious

but lightened up with small portions

and healthier cooking with an air fryer

Happy New Year!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner Between Naps on the Porch 

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

25 Responses to “The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket”
  1. Cheers! So many delicious treats, Jenna, and I am drooling over those scallops.

  2. Jenna, I should always eat breakfast before I read your posts. You shared so many wonderful dishes in December and I look forward to the air fryer ones in January! Happy Sunday and finally some cooler weather!

    • haha, thank you Pam! Did you get a lot of snow?

      • Hi Jenna, we got none at our house. Several friends in different parts of our county received 2-3 inches. Did you?

      • Yes, but we stayed at the beach until this morning so most of it was melted by the time we got home, but driving in was so pretty seeing the snowy roofs and foliage! It was beautiful and warm on the coast all week, but was freezing there too when we left this morning. I just asked my son to light the fire, I’m freezing!

  3. I’m still drooling over those scallops as well!
    Have fun with your new air fryer!

  4. Happy 2022 Jenna! I’m looking forward to the air fryer experiments, I’m always looking for more ways to use mine:@)

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Happy New Year, Jenna! I can’t wait to see all of the delicious dishes you will cook up. I have to tell you the bacon cheeseburger soup was a real hit. It was comfort in a bowl. Wishing you a healthy and blessed New Year!

  6. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Jenna I have a funny story to tell you about an air frier, but I need to tell it to you in person, LOL! I’m looking forward to seeing what you cook.

    Do you follow the air frier guy on TikTok or YouTube? He makes up songs while he makes up funny recipes. He’s a lot of fun!

    Happy New Year!
    Ricki Jill

    • I’m looking forward to hearing your story! We tried several air fryers when they first came out and didn’t like the results so we took them back. The new ones can do lots of different things which makes them more practical…I’ll have to look for the air fryer guy!

  7. Nancy says:

    Mmmmm! Mmmmm! Everything looks good but the scallops over creamy pasta has my attention.
    Happy Sunday my friend!

  8. lghiggins says:

    You had such a great month of cooking. I’ve seen all the recipes in your December posts, but I enjoyed reviewing them and still think they look so good. I think the one I am most drawn to is the braid–so many variations possible.

  9. says:

    Girl, your food pictures always have me drooling. I am sitting here with a pack of crackers, drinking coffee and thinking…Oh I wish I had some of those wonderful dishes I am looking at!!! I got an Air Fryer too. I think I am going to enjoy it. Happy New Year dear Jenna. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    Wow, an amazing list of delicious recipes for January! I don’t have an air fryer but a good friend does and she swears by it. I need to think about one so I will be watching HHjr to see how he uses his. Looking forward to 2022 and hope it’s better so we can lunch more. Happy New Year Jenna………

  11. Mary says:

    Everything looks delish Jenna! Happy air frying to HHjr! 🙂

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