Monthly Menu and Food Shopathon: July

img_0388 img_0387
Oh boy. There’s nothing quite like shopping for groceries in the dead of Texas summer. It wasn’t 100 degrees though…just 97 degrees…I guess that’s better? The girls and I managed to make it through the day without having a heat stroke and zero meltdowns surprisingly!

We also got to make it over to the Silos and get a few cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery, which was so fun!

Izzy was very excited to get cupcakes, while Lailah was passed out on my shoulder sweatin’ like a little pig. Sad news though…I yet again didn’t get to meet Chip and Jo…I know. It’s the worst!

I was able to do a lot of “shopping” at home with food I’ve had accumulating in the freezer and pantry, so I anticipated the grocery bill being a bit lighter this month. Is it just me or does the heat make you not want to cook as much either? I kept staring at my notepad thinking of recipes to cook and tried to see how little I could get away with for this month. Here is what I came up with for the month of July:



  • Meatloaf
  • Sweet and Spicy Edamame Beef Stir Fry*


  • Zatarain’s Jambalaya
  • Pork Chops with Roasted Vegetables*
  • Grilled Sausage
  • Crock Pot Pork Carnitas


I spent $131.80 at Aldi’s and $59.81 at Wal-Mart for a total of $191.61.

So far so good on the budget. I am constantly having to go get more bananas and strawberries which sometimes leads to gummy worms if I’m not too careful, but we’ll see how it goes! Have an amazing week!