We probably get a takeaway once a month, if that, because a) I'm careful with the brass and b) we quite enjoy making our own pizza, curries that kind of thing. In fact tonight is Fajita Night... OK we're using a Sainsbury's box kit but the chicken, onion and peppers etc. will be sliced by our own fair hands Another one who batch cooks various dishes, freezes portions and wheels them out during the week when time is short.
Packed lunches definitely bring down the price of a day out. And it's obviously very fashionable because, last time we went to the Science Museum, we shared the picnic area with not one but two v trendy celebs doing the same thing!!!!
Well, we have Nando's every week as nr kids club and we may well have a pizza every fortnight. We probably eat out much more during the holidays. I have noticed that most parents bring packed lunches to museum trips etc and I do recall my parents doing the same. It would seem completely alien to us to do that but I have been considering how much money we would be saving if I enforced that forever more.
Just totted mine up and is higher than I expected. I am not really sure whether we are overdoing the eating out. DS likes proper meals if we are out though other kids of his age are automatically ushered into Mc Donalds from what I have seen