Saving on Food

Aug 2017 Food Expense Report – $844.26

Aug 2017 Food Expense Report – $844.26

Welcome to our August food expense report! Summer is really coming to an end. I’m so glad I’m not in school anymore. When I go to work, September is just another month of sitting in an air-conditioned office. When I was in school, however, September would […]

3 Reasons Why I Love Instant Noodles

3 Reasons Why I Love Instant Noodles

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you think about it constantly and can’t think of anything else until you have it? I have. And for me, it’s instant noodles. It’s also referred to as ‘ramen.’ But for me, it sounds like the specific […]

July 2017 Food Expense Report – $511.93

July 2017 Food Expense Report – $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 […]

June 2017 Food Expense Report – $467.21

June 2017 Food Expense Report – $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. […]

May 2017 Food Expense Report – $777.26

May 2017 Food Expense Report – $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. Home-cooked Meals – The Dilemma

Eating out v. Home-cooked 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 […]

Apr 2017 Food Expense Report – $80.39

Apr 2017 Food Expense Report – $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 […]