The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

Happy 2023!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday month!

We had a grand time and I must admit,

Door Dash delivered dinner to our house a few times 😂

January will be focused on lighter, healthier food

after all the holiday indulgences!

The flavor/theme of the month is Lighten Up

You can see photos of all these recipes in the January section

of my Monthly Paint Bucket Pinterest Board here


Asian Salad Wonton Cups from Good Life Eats

Cheddar Bacon Ranch Celery Sticks from This Silly Girl’s Kitchen

Slow Cooker Meatball Pineapple Smokies from Dinner Then Dessert

Buttery Parmesan-Herb Mini Crackers from Southern Living magazine, December 2022

Side Dishes

Mandarin Pomegranate Spinach Salad from Cooking Classy

Baked Vegetable Egg Rolls from the Painted Apron archives

The Best Winter Salad from Our Tiny Nest

Lemony Artichoke Soup from Gimme Some Oven

Main Dishes

Chicken with Honey Garlic Sauce from You Tube

Vegetable Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms from Taste Love & Nourish

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce from Carlsbad Cravings

BBQ Pulled Pork and Pineapple Salad Tacos from the Painted Apron archives


No Bake Lemon Berry Cups from SkinnyMs

Weight Watchers Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Mom Secrets

Healthier Cheesecake in a Jar from Hannah Magee RD

Here’s what I made from the December Paint Bucket

The flavor/theme of the month was Holiday Treats!

Caprese Pizza Pinwheels from Mantitlement

inspired Italian Spirals

Butternut Squash Spinach Salad with Pecans,

Cranberries & Pomegranate from Julia’s Album inspired

Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Salad

This salad is fancy enough for special occasions,

but easy to make any night of the week

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta from Damn Delicious

turned into this super easy Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta Casserole

White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse from An Edible Mosaic

reminded me of a wonderful recipe from the archives

Peppermint Mousse Parfaits

I was gifted some incredible toffee from a special friend

and she was kind enough to let me share the recipe with you

Sally’s Tempting Toffee

I also shared a round up of easy recipes for Holiday breakfasts

I looked back at the blog stats from the past 10 years

and posted the 10 most popular Take-out Tuesday easy dinners

Happy 2023!

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 / Our Tiny Nest

Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Whimsey Home Wednesday Full Plate Thursday

Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

32 Responses to “The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket”
  1. Happy New Year, Jenna! Thank you for sharing your recipes and artworks with us in 2022. I look forward to more of creations in 2023!

  2. I made Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast for our holiday breakfast. This afternoon will be fun football food.

  3. Oh, I also meant to say Happy New Year!! (hit the post button too fast)

  4. Rita C. says:

    Happy New Year, Jenna. Your blog format remains so wonderfully appealing to me, year in, year out. Cheers to 2023!

  5. I will look forward to many of these in this new year! Speaking of which, I hope yours is very happy!

  6. Happy New Year! I always love your recipes. Your family is blessed with two wonderful chefs!

  7. Those Italian spirals look really tasty!

  8. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Happy New Year, Jenna! I always love your delicious recipes and seeing your beautiful creations. May this new year bring you many blessings!

  9. lghiggins says:

    I clicked on a few of these upcoming lower calorie dishes and they sound good.

  10. Ricki Treleaven says:

    I admire how organized you are. I need to be better organized in the weekly menu department, for sure! 😀 Some of this month’s recipes are Asian, so I will probably like them. Happy New Year!

    • Thanks Ricki Jill, I like to have a short list of ideas for things I want to make, but as you know, life happens and things often change, but it gives me a start point…

  11. Not sure what I like best…your recipes or art work! Happy New Year dear Jenna. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  12. Nancy says:

    Happy New Year Jenna! I always enjoy your recipes and your beautiful paintings and drawings.
    May 2023 bring you peace, love health, and happiness. Hugs!

  13. Wishing you a wonderful and creative new year!

  14. pattyanneart says:

    Happy New Year, Jenna! 💕

  15. Kari says:

    So many ideas Jenna…thank you and your art is amazing too. Hugs

  16. helenfern says:

    Wow! That’s a comprehensive list of some great recipes!! There are several I need to try. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

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