My niece posted this question on FaceBook the other day and the answers were quite interesting, “How often do you eat out?”
Like most people that posted I eat out (this was specifically drive thru/pizza/or Chinese take-out) once or twice a week. I usually eat lunches out because I don’t care for leftovers except pizza, macaroni and cheese, or soup. Plus I am usually only buying lunch for myself or one child so it is much cheaper than if I have to buy dinner for all four of us. I would much rather go to the store and buy a $5.00 bag of chicken strips, a $1.00 bag of hamburger rolls, and a $3.00 head of broccoli for an under $10 dinner for the four of us before I want to spend $40.00 on fast food. I admit it, I am cheap.
What most people mentioned was as their children got older and in more activities it was harder to sit down as a family and have dinner so they tend to pick something up on the way to classes or on the way home. My daughter gets a sandwich every Tuesday night because we leave for dance about 4 pm and don’t get home until after 10 pm.
When do you eat out most? Nights when the family is busy? Nights when you don’t want to cook? Nights when you haven’t planned ahead for dinner?
It is tough.