Posts Tagged: food

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…
My ten steps to green your apartment
My ten steps to green your apartment

My ten steps to green your apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
10. Set up a recycling area. This can be as simple as a grocery sack next to the trash bin. Seriously. It’s not that complicated. 9. Install compact fluorescent light bulbs. It will save you money in the long run – always a good thing. 8. Live close to work so that you can walk,…