The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

This Spring is flying by,

it’s so hard to believe tomorrow is May 1!

Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day

and Memorial Day, all coming up~

and we will be celebrating a lot of family birthdays too!

There ended up being a lot of salads and lighter meals

on the bucket list this month,

so the theme/flavor of the month is Salad

You can see photos of all these recipes in the

May section of my Monthly Pinterest board here


Ham Delights from Southern Living

Slow Cooker Honey Bourbon Meatballs from Urban Bliss Life

Mint Julip Fruit Salad Skewers adapted from Spicy Southern Kitchen

Pear Gorgonzola Pizza from Carlsbad Cravings


Bacon Corn Salad from Reluctant Entertainer

Air Fryer Blooming Baked Potatoes from Daily Yum

Brussels Sprout Salad from Pinch of Yum

Thai Cucumber and Cellophane Noodle Salad from The Reluctant Entertainer

Main Dish

The BEST Hot Chicken Salad from Plain Chicken

Taco Dip Salad from Pandora’s Box

Cranberry Pecan Chicken Salad from Julia’s Album

Hawaiian Salad with Pineapple Chicken from Andie Mitchell

Desserts and Micellaneous

Kentucky Butter Cake from Carlsbad Cravings

Salted Caramel Butter Bars from Taste of the Frontier

Coconut Poke Cake from the Painted Apron archives

Here’s what I made from the April Paint Bucket

the flavor/theme of the month was Colorful Recipes

We had an Easter Appetizer Buffet

that was based on traditional Master’s Golf Tournament food

since we were also watching the tournament

on TV Easter Sunday

I adapted a recipe from OMG Chocolate Desserts

and made Blueberry Rolls with Lemon Glaze

so easy and quite delicious!

Blueberry, Orange & Spinach Salad

was adapted from this salad from Southern Discourse

Summer Dreams Salad,

an Asian Pasta Salad with Creamy Coconut dressing

is perfect for warm weather dining

I cooked a Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog in the Air Fryer

I learned that it is just as easy to bake them

in the oven and the clean up is less,

and I re-shared my favorite hot dog recipe

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Pineapple Salsa,

perfect for warm weather, picnics and BBQs

Cheesy Broccoli, Cauliflower & Bacon Casserole,

adapted from Eatwell 101

is a delicious way to eat your veggies

Carrot Cake mix is the base of 3 great Spring recipes,

Carrot Rolls, Baby Carrot Cakes, Cottontail Cake

Happy May!

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

Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest / Karin’s Cottage Linky Party 

Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Full Plate Thursday / Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

24 Responses to “The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket”
  1. Sammi says:

    WOW!! What a great post! Thanks!!

  2. Pam says:

    Jenna, salads are a great idea for May! The bacon corn salad sounds really great, I love corn and am always looking for new recipes. Happy Sunday!

  3. Nancy says:

    Oh, such yumminess! The lemon blueberry rolls are still on my list. Yum!

  4. Nancy Sharp says:

    We have a lot of birthdays, baby shower, and anniversaries in May also. I don’t know how it’s all going to fit in!

  5. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Good morning, Jenna! I can’t believe May will be here tomorrow. I’m looking forward to all the delicious dishes you will be cooking up. The hot chicken salad has caught my interest. My Grandmother used to make a hot chicken salad, and I was reminded of it the other day as I was going through some of her recipes. I can’t wait to see your recipe. Have a most beautiful day, sweet friend!

  6. Too much yum! Lots of good ideas here!

  7. Some lovely recipes here! I can’t wait for blueberry season.

  8. lghiggins says:

    You have a busy month ahead–full of family and good food. It will be a great month for you.

  9. Lots of yummy going on here! I love how those blueberry rolls look and so wish I had one for in the morning with my coffee! YUM! You always make everything look delicious! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Bacon wrapped (almost) anything sounds good to me! Love the salads too!

  11. The blueberry, orange and almond spinach salad will be perfect for a couple of celebrations during May at our house!

  12. I want to try the taco dip salad. Thank you for sharing these tasty ideas.

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