Saving on Food

Food Expense Report – July 2017 – $511.93

Food Expense Report – July 2017 – $511.93

Welcome to another monthly food expense report at the FAF family! I am happy to announce that Mr. FAF successfully defended his dissertation in mid July and now has a new title: Dr. FAF (but I will still refer to him as Mr. FAF). He […]

What To Bring To A Potluck

What To Bring To A Potluck

Being a frugal person sometimes puts me in an awkward position, especially when it comes to potlucks. A potluck is an event where people bring their own dishes to share with others. It’s supposed to be fun and stress-free. I personally love potlucks because I […]

Food Expense Report – June 2017 – $467.21

Food Expense Report – June 2017 – $467.21

Mr. FAF and I have been living in different cities as a married couple for almost four years. That makes it difficult for us to have a “normal” food budget like other couples and for me to keep track of all of our food expenses. […]

Food Expense Report – May 2017 – $777.26

Food Expense Report – May 2017 – $777.26

You may wonder how I went from spending only $87.52 in March and $80.39 in April to $777.26 in May. It’s because Mr. FAF visited me in DC for about two and a half weeks. Mr. FAF is currently finishing up his PhD in Computer Science and lives primarily […]

Eating out v. Homecooked Meals – The Dilemma

Eating out v. Homecooked Meals – The Dilemma

Mr. FAF and I love eating out. Sometimes I wonder if it’s because we’re Asian that we just love eating out at Asian restaurants so much. Of course, we do it in moderation – about once a week. There’s something so refreshing, exciting, and memorable […]

Why We Don’t Order from Blue Apron

Why We Don’t Order from Blue Apron

When it comes to eating, Mr. FAF and I have two main options: (1) cooking at home and (2) eating out. There’s a third option which we have never tried and don’t plan to any time soon: (3) ordering from Blue Apron, Hello Fresh or […]

Food Expense Report – Apr 2017 – $80.39

Food Expense Report – Apr 2017 – $80.39

In order to keep track of my food expenses, I have started a monthly food expense report series. A few things to note: — I currently do not live together with Mr. FAF and Baby FAF (only temporarily). My food expenses below are therefore counted […]

Saving A Moldy Rice Cake

Saving A Moldy Rice Cake

I had a rice cake that had been sitting in the freezer for almost 3 months. It wouldn’t be a problem if that rice cake had not been sitting in room temperature for 10 days prior to that. I had put it in the pantry and […]

How To Save Money on Food While Traveling

How To Save Money on Food While Traveling

Some of us travel for the scenery and the experience while others just can’t wait to try the delicious local food. Today I’ll talk about the five ways Mr. FAF and I save money on food while traveling. When Mr. FAF and I went on our […]

My Small Celebration of Mr. FAF’s New Job

My Small Celebration of Mr. FAF’s New Job

Mr. FAF got a new job a while back. It was a happy day for both of us.  If you follow my blog, you’ll know Mr. FAF and I currently don’t live in the same city. To celebrate the good news, I decided to go […]