The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

The monthly paint bucket is my bucket list of recipes I want to try Choosing recipes for the list is my way of menu planning, A quick glance at the list and I can quickly decide what’s going to be on the table This month I’m thinking about comfort food and foods associated with Fall … Continue reading

The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

Happy September! This month I am all about football and game day food All the recipes below are perfect for tailgating, football watching, parties or just family eating~ Easy to grab, tasty bites! The theme this month is Finger Foods Appetizers Crispy Prosciutto Cups with Pear from Martha Stewart Parmesan Onion Appetizer Squares from Kudos … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

Happy June, and Happy Summer! When I see recipes that I would like to try, I pin them to organized Pinterest boards according to type, occasion or time of year Then I choose from those recipes and make a list for quick reference throughout the month Since June is traditionally the month of weddings, and … Continue reading

The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

Yay! We made it!! Happy 2021!! This month we’re going to put an American twist on recipes inspired by cuisines from all over the world, and also lighten them up and make them healthier… The flavor/theme of the month for January is International Appetizers Artichoke Aoili Pizza, original recipe Bacon Asparagus Brie Bites from Delish … Continue reading

The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

Happy December, one of my very favorite months! It is filled with hope and happy, yummy food and Christmas trees, decorations, lights, sugar plum fairies, Santa, and my birthday! Even though things might be different this year, we can still be full of holiday cheer! This month’s bucket list is full of recipes that promise … Continue reading

The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket

I know we are all shocked it is November already! As crazy and hard as 2020 has been, I can’t believe that it has gone by sooo fast! So here we are, onto the holidays! This month’s Paint Bucket is full of Thanksgiving and late fall appropriate recipes, savory dishes full of vegetables and sweeter … Continue reading

The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

My monthly “Paint Bucket” is a list of recipes to refer to for cooking ideas and inspirations for the upcoming month. It is my way of organizing my meals and menus by choosing 16-18 recipes that are seasonal and appetizing, thus saving a lot of time endlessly browsing through Pinterest boards and saved recipes all … Continue reading

The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

Where did the summer go?? I’m not quite ready to put away my flip flops yet, but I am starting to think about heartier foods, creamy casseroles, apples and cinnamon… This month’s recipe inspiration list has fall foods, apples, sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds, plus a wide variety of vegetables… in so many pretty colors … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

  How is it possible that it’s almost August already? While perusing recipes for my monthly bucket list I was having trouble finding recipes that I hadn’t seen a zillion times before… So few were jumping out and grabbing my attention But then I got an idea! šŸ’” Instead of making trendy recipes this month, … Continue reading