Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want to Know


How often does your family go out to eat? I mean the scenario where you take your kids and go to the restaurant sit down and enjoy a meal? Not just you and your husband, although you can share that as well. I want to know how often does the whole fam-damily eat out?

28 comments:

Jan the crazy lady said...

We do not go out very much. I like home cooking better. I know where it has been :)

But maybe about 2 times a month we stop in somewhere. Fancy, maybe once a year I swear. Awful huh. But you save 5,000 to 8,000 dollars a year (depending where you go) by not eating out. I was shocked at the numbers.

Me said...

At least once a week. Sometimes twice. Horrible..I know.

Pedaling said...

not very often.we do always go for birthdays- so in june and april it seems like we are going out often
but typically we go out to a restaurant - the entire fam- about once every other month.

Amanda said...

Well, we have four kids so eating out isn't that much fun yet (youngest is 3). Also, we live in the country, about 45 minutes from any decent sit-down restaurants (heck we don't even have a McDonald's in our little 4 stop light town). So... about two or three times a YEAR. That is sad, isn't it? LOL

wonder woman said...

Maybe once every other month. And that's to Wendy's. Although Superman did get a chili's gift card from work that we used a little while ago. Before that, the last time we went to a place like that was....at least 6 months previous.

Rachel Sue said...

Very seldom. Last time was in January. It is quite the adventure with 4 kids 6 and under. . .

Yeti Yogi said...

When was the last time we (the family as a whole) went out to eat? I'm thinking it was a couple of years ago at the Spaghetti Factory?

Jillene said...

We go out a couple of time a month. The kids think it is the neatest thing to go to an actual restaurant.

Becca said...

Not very often. We like the break from the kids. Plus let's say we're not the most's reverent family at the dinner table which is fine at home, but a bit embarrassing when we go out.

Christa said...

My kids and I will have fast food for lunch if we're out running errands and it's lunchtime. I would say that happens once a week on average.

We will go out to a sit down restaurant maybe once a month. My husband eats out for lunch everyday. Consequently, he's kind of burned out on restaurant food. I really don't mind though. I enjoy cooking most of the time, but don't get the wrong impression. If he says let's go, I'm all about it. ☺

Melissa said...

Since there is only the three of us now at home, it's a couple times a week and at least once a week with just Splenda and I.

When all three were at home? At least once a week.

I know, I know, bad momma

Olivia Carter said...

We don't like going out to eat because the kids are so little but we love to eat out- I won't even feel guilty about it!

We do like to take food out & eat it at home.

When we are done with school & have the money to do it AND our children are at a more manageable age we will go more often!

Erin said...

I would say two to three times a year. It is infrequent enough that our kids get SO excited when they get to go to a restaurant. I must admit, I stop at Costa Vida twice a month to get myself something, and if I'm feeling nice I share a few bites with the boys. And probably once a month my husband and I go out to eat on a date (if we're lucky).

What about you?

tiburon said...

At least once a week - it used to be a lot more but we just can't afford it!

Kristina P. said...

Well, obviously, we don't have kids, so we eat out A LOT.

Not necessarily going out to dinner, the two of us, but I can't remember the last time I actually cooked anything.

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

My girls are 2 & 4. That pretty much says it all. We go out to a "fancy mcdonalds" once every month or so, maybe, but probably not that often. We go to the original mcdonals (inside) maybe twice a month if I don't feel like cooking. We do take out probably once a week. As for my main squeeze and I going out just us? 2-3 times....a year. Sad. ;o)

Sher said...

C and I eat out alot. We make it a point to get a babysitter a few times a month, and go out on a date. We don't take the kids out to eat, though. they're too naughty. Maybe in a few years, when they're older and can sit still longer than 30 seconds.
We do order pizza at least once a week, though.

Lara said...

Maybe once every couple months with the kids. Joel and I probably go out once or twice a month if we can find the time! Lately, we haven't been going at all.

Neurotic Chic said...

We're big fast fooders, but for all 4 of us to go out and sit down to eat out all together? Probably 2 times a year, maybe?

susette said...

We go out to dinner with the whole family for birthday dinner. The person whose birthday it is gets to choose the place. There are six of us and so I guess that means six times a year (unless they are gone on a mission or married and moved away)

Kate said...

We don't go out to eat very often. We will buy pizza and bring it home or we sometimes go out for birthdays or good grades but that is usually all.

Lisa Lou said...

The three of us usually eat out two or three times a month. That's when we are down visiting the fam and can't just run home (it's about a 45 minute drive) to get dinner. Josh and I go out for date night about once a month.

The Wixom Zoo said...

I have three kids and my husband travels A LOT!!! So we're lucky if we can go out once every other month as a family.

Mary said...

No kids here yet, but me & hubby go to a sit down restaurant about once every 1-2 months.

Omgirl said...

We eat out fast food maybe once a week? tops. Probably more like once every two weeks. We eat at a sit-down restaurant only maybe once a month because our kids are SO not restaurant worthy. If we do take them, it's IHOP or the like. we never take them somewhere nicer. NEVER.

tammy said...

Not very often. MAYBE once a month, but probably more like every 7 weeks. Unless we're on vacay or visiting my family in UT.

Honey and Hotstuff said...

We ideally "eat out" as a family(whether it's a restraunt or take out) twice a month. That is generally on pay day. I can only cook so many meals and it's nice to treat oneself to a meal out. Now going out with friends or lunch dates.... varies.

Emmy said...

We go out every Friday. I have two kids 4 and 2 so it is usually some place like Wendy's or McDonalds, occasionally we will get fancy and go to Denny's ;)
Last Friday when we were out my husband and I were both commenting on how spoiled our kids were as growing up neither of us went out like that. McDonalds was like a once a year thing and such a treat.
Why do we do it so often? I get sick of cooking and it is nice break. We usually order off the dollar menu so our meal is anywhere between $16-$25 depending on where we eat.