Posts Tagged: food

Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out
Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out

Help! I Want To Save But My Friends Love Going Out

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Going out with friends to a restaurant, club, bar, or show is sure to be a fun time, but it sure doesn’t come for free! That $13 burger, $20 club cover, or $40 show ticket – not to mention the cost of getting to and from your apartment – adds up over time. If your…
Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?
Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?

Can You Really Stick to a $200 Monthly Grocery Budget?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s pretty much common sense that buying groceries and making your own food at home is a way less expensive alternative to ordering delivery or take-out or grabbing a bite at your local bar, cafe, or restaurant. Yet monthly grocery costs can still add up quickly, with many households reporting that they spend several hundreds…
Tips For Hosting a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner
Tips For Hosting a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Tips For Hosting a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Whether it’s your first time hosting Thanksgiving, or you’re just looking to up your turkey game, there’s a lot to plan when hosting a Thanksgiving dinner. First of all, relax. Holidays are about enjoyment and appreciation of the simple things, even when many Americans seem to forget it. We stress out all-day, every-day, so take…
Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101
Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101

Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The last time I heard about a clothing swap party was when I read Teen People magazine in middle school. Turns out, this is a practical and fun way to get friends together. We all live in a world of excess these days. The media manages to convince us that we need another fringe top…
How to Save Money on Food
How to Save Money on Food

How to Save Money on Food

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Food can get expensive, especially if you add eating out at restaurants to your cost. Redesigning how you buy and cook can save you a lot of money on food. Whether your budget needs organization, you need to clip coupons, or you need to learn better meal prep, saving money on food is definitely doable.…
A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition
A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition

A Guys’ Guide To Gifting: Fathers & Brothers Edition

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As guys, we can have a hard time showing our emotions. Society encourages us to play the stoic, repressing everything, acting strong and tough no matter what we’re actually feeling. Any outpouring of emotion can be perceived as weakness. Taken in tandem with the reality that so much of our worth is placed on how…
Lively Up Your Soup! 7 Tips For Exceptional Ramen
Lively Up Your Soup! 7 Tips For Exceptional Ramen

Lively Up Your Soup! 7 Tips For Exceptional Ramen

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you are a college student, living off of a fixed income, or just trying to make ends meet (which means pretty much every non-independently wealthy person living and working in 2015), you are likely no stranger to ramen. Living off of ramen is practically a rite of passage for college students. There is almost…
A Day Of Food: The New Cook’s Menu
A Day Of Food: The New Cook’s Menu

A Day Of Food: The New Cook’s Menu

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Here are a few easy recipes for those who don’t know how to go about boiling water. It’s okay, we all start somewhere!  (I’ve included the equipment needed for these starter recipes, but also check my earlier post that lists all the things needed to complete your first kitchen.) Note: Remember what your momma said…
Should You Join a CSA for Your Fresh Veggies and Fruit?
Should You Join a CSA for Your Fresh Veggies and Fruit?

Should You Join a CSA for Your Fresh Veggies and Fruit?

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Let’s start with this: we here at My First Apartment strongly suggest making a habit of cooking at home. Why? First, it saves you a ton of money. Second, you learn a valuable skill (cooking). Third, usually when you eat at home, what you eat is healthier than what you’d have eating out (since you’re…