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Takeaways / Eating Out - how often do you?

(48 Posts)
EssentialFattyAcid Sun 31-Jul-11 17:02:11

Quick straw poll: how often do you:

a) eat takeaways?
b) eat in a restaurant?

titferbrains Sun 31-Jul-11 17:06:15

not often enough.

a. once every couple of weeks maybe? we're fussy about takeaway so only occasionally get arabic or indian food. Have never found decent chinese takeaway and DH doesn't like pizza.

b. proper going out into town about once a week, plus the odd supper at Carluccios with dd and the odd lunch at local nice aussie cafe for me as a treat when childminder comes.

NettoSuperstar Sun 31-Jul-11 17:06:35

Takeaway once a week if I have the money, eat out maybe 3/4 times a year.

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 31-Jul-11 17:09:05

Take-away every Friday. Curry for DH and me and pizza for the DC.

Dinner out every Sunday.

Laquitar Sun 31-Jul-11 17:55:43

a) eating out 2-3 times a month but it can be more if we are invited etc
b) never.

iklboo Sun 31-Jul-11 17:57:10

Takeaways about once every 2-3 weeks
Eat out about once a month, maybe more if we get special offer vouchers.

Lisatheonewhoeatsdrytoast Sun 31-Jul-11 17:58:20

take-away's once a fortnight, chinese or pizza.

Eat out once a week or so smile

ragged Sun 31-Jul-11 18:09:57

Take aways about twice a week (as a family meal, with home-cooked rice & vegies)
Take aways as quick snack, like chips for lunch or after school snack for one of us: 1-2x a week in term time & 2-4x/week in school hols.

Eating out... hard to define, too...
All of us together: almost never.
DH as work lunch: almost daily
me or DH with any of DC: probably once a fortnight on average, that includes cafe snacks on cycle rides, that kind of thing

ruddynorah Sun 31-Jul-11 18:15:49

Take away maybe twice a month.

Restaurant about the same. But I go to cafes about every other day.

MegBusset Sun 31-Jul-11 18:15:49

A) about once a month - generally I prefer home cooked food, apart from curry, but if I had that more often would be the size of a house. Eg I can't really see the appeal of a Domino's pizza when one from Tesco is half the calories/fat and a quarter of the price!

B) also about once a month, when my parents visit and babysit.

bellavita Sun 31-Jul-11 18:23:38

A) about 6 times a year! My boys 12 and 14 have eaten adult portions for a long time now, so an Indian take away costs nigh on £40.

B) once a month as a family.

Dogsby Sun 31-Jul-11 18:24:34

once a fortnight

EssentialFattyAcid Sun 31-Jul-11 19:08:16

a) Takeaways once every 2 or 3 months for us and always fish and chips!
b) Eating out - variable between zero and 4 times a month

pointydog Sun 31-Jul-11 19:16:14

a) take-aways - hardly ever. But I often get M&S meals on Saturday because I can't be arsed to cook. Better and cheaper than take-aways round my way.

b) maybe once a monthish in a restuarant. That includes frankie and benny's, pizza express (the Family sorta stuff) plus Nice Lunch with friends.

manicmummyoftwo Sun 31-Jul-11 19:19:33

Takeaways - once a week. It's a Saturday ritual in our house!
Eat out as a family - once a month

SeaShellsMyDogSmells Sun 31-Jul-11 19:20:17

A) once every 1-2weeks

B) never (2very young children and no gp locally to babysit!) so our take outs are instead of restaurant meals.

msbuggywinkle Sun 31-Jul-11 19:21:34

Fish and chips on a friday, usually have lunch out with friends once a week.

Eat out as a family on special occasions only usually.

travailtotravel Sun 31-Jul-11 19:34:15

Take away, hardly ever. Maybe once or twice a year. My husband has a penchant for a battered saveloy if I desert him for a weekend though ....
Eat out, about monthly but a once year Anniversary "budget buster" eating out experience (you know the ones, dinner is three weeks normal food money). We love it!

Selks Sun 31-Jul-11 19:36:21

Takeaway....hardly ever.

Eat out - every couple of weeks or so. It varies.

rubyrubyruby Sun 31-Jul-11 19:38:50

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rubyrubyruby Sun 31-Jul-11 19:40:23

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chocolatchaud Sun 31-Jul-11 19:45:15

Take away - 3/4 times per year. We can never agree on Chinese/Curry/Fish and Chips etc

Eating out - 1/2 per week. Once during the week, and then sometimes a Sunday lunch [very lazy housewife emoticon]

notcitrus Sun 31-Jul-11 19:50:36

A lot less than we did pre-kids!

Probably takeaway once a month (or twice including when we host a party so don't need sitters, and people get pizza in, which we probably wouldn't have done ourselves)
Eat out - once a month, maybe twice if you count a cafe for a snack and drink.
That used to be about once a week for both.

We eat more roasts and semi-prepared food now, though when I was on mat leave I did loads more cooking and baking.

Reality Sun 31-Jul-11 19:55:39

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bellavita Sun 31-Jul-11 20:04:58

Those that have takeaways most weeks, is that just for you and DH/DP later on in the evening or the whole family?

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