The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

May is one of my favorite months,

the weather is lovely with the promise of summer,

The longer days and warm temps

are great for Alfresco dining or entertaining outside…

There are so many holidays and events to look forward to

May Day, the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day

plus, my family has 5 birthdays!

The flavor/theme of the month is Celebration 🌹 🏇🌹

This list contains recipes that are perfect for May celebrations!


Taco Ranch Bites from Plain Chicken

White Cheddar Vidalia Onion Dip with Red, White & Blue Dippers from Pizzarie

Bourbon Cocktail Meatballs from The View from Great Island

Kentucky Hot Brown Bites from Plain Chicken

Side Dishes

Enchilada Stuffed Portobella Mushrooms from Sweet Peas and Saffron

Pear & Prosciutto Puff Pastry Tarte from Freut Cake

Grilled Romaine Salad with Oranges from The Painted Apron Archives

Cheese Grits Muffins, original recipe

Main Dish

Taco Salad Flag from Family Fresh Meals

Honey Mustard Chicken Kebabs from Real Housemoms

Croque Monsieur Pie from Simply Suzanne’s At Home

Chicken Bacon Ranch Crescent Ring from Pillsbury

Corn, Snow Pea & Sausage Ravioli Casserole, original recipe


Coconut Cream Pastry Bites from Real Life Dinner

Derby Pie Dip from Take Two Tapas

Lemon Cheesecake Mousse from Let’s Dish

Butter Pecan Cookies from Olla Podrida


Ham and Cheese Scones from Damn Delicious

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread from Garnish with Lemon

Here’s what I made from the April Paint Bucket,

the flavor/theme of the month was Vegetables

Easter Bunny Spinach Dip from It’s Always Autumn

inspired me to make my own version

with biscotti bunny ears,

Bunny Spinach Dip

I shared one of my favorite pizza creations

Crazy Spring Radish & Asparagus Pizza

Baked Artichoke Hearts with Seasoned Breadcrumbs

from Sip and Feast inspired me to create a 5 minute prep side dish

Baked Artichoke Hearts Parmesan

I added mushrooms to the Alice Springs Chicken Quesadilla

from The Weary Chef and created an “out of the box”

way to enjoy leftover chicken,

Chicken Quesadillas

with Mushrooms, Bacon, Cheese & Honey Mustard

When I saw this Bundt Pan Spaghetti from Sweet & Savory

I couldn’t wait to make it!

My Spaghetti Bundt is made with lots of creamy cheeses,

Alfredo sauce, and topped with sausage marinara “icing”

I tweaked the Onion, Bacon & Spinach Tart

from Carter Family Recipes into a savory dinner pie

Spinach, Bacon & Mushroom Quiche

Mushroom Bacon Cheeseburger Salad from How Sweet Eats

was the inspiration for Loaded Cheeseburger Salad,

lettuce topped with cooked ground beef

and all your favorite hamburger toppings,

onions, mushrooms, bacon and cheese!

I didn’t make any desserts this month,

but I’m still planning to make

Key Lime Cookie Cups from My Suburban Kitchen so stay tuned!

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 GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Centerpiece Wednesday / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/

16 Responses to “The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket”
  1. What a mouthwatering May post! That spaghetti bundt is such a fun creation.

  2. What a list! I still have to try that radish pizza!

  3. Rita C. says:

    May is definitely a month of Celebrations, and you have some great lineups! I also have five family members’ birthdays in May – 3 sisters, and 2 brothers-in-law. A first Mother’s Day for my daughter is also on the docket, and one great niece’s graduation. Best of all….we are expecting to close on not one, but two properties! 🥳Happy May Day, Jenna!

  4. Happy May Day my friend! Love the May basket!

  5. Happy May Day, Jenna! I am late to comment today, but I did have lunch. At least, my stomach is not saying I am hungry while viewing all of the fabulous food from April and the promise of more for May! You have a busy month of celebrations…enjoy!

  6. So many wonderful dishes of yummy! That pizza though….Mercy! Looks sooooo good! We are loaded with birthdays too. Actually, there are only two months out of the year that we don’t have am immediate family member birthday but then there is Christmas thrown in. Mercy! Happy May to you dear Jenna. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

    • Thank you Cindy, we have just about a birthday in every month but 2 also! I love May, so many celebrations to enjoy…Happy Mother’s Day to you and your daughters next Sunday!

  7. lghiggins says:

    My! May is a big month for your family! I would add to your positives about May that the bugs are not out in full force yet.😂

  8. NikiLEOwife says:

    They all look so good! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!
    Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife

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