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frugal date friday take out for two

Sometimes you just need a break from cooking, but can’t spend the money to go out. Our solution: split take out.

We have found this works best with Mexican and Chinese restaurants. You order one dinner size entree and split it. If you don’t think it will be enough food, you can add on a soup, egg rolls, or a couple tacos.

Pop in a movie and enjoy dinner in front of the TV or light candles and make it romantic.

There is no baby sitter needed, no dishes, and it’s a break from the mundane.

See more frugal date ideas.

    • pdnr

      This is not take-out but we’ve found a way to split frozen entrees. I like to keep Marie Calendar creamy chicken and shrimp entrees in the freezer. I cook a serving of linguine, heat up the Marie Calendar dinner and mix the two in the same pot I cooked the linguine. There’s plenty of sauce to spread and it makes a meal for two out of one. Other dinners can also be split by adding an ingredient or two.

    • Amanda Patterson

      love it.

    • esyke623

      If you have nice neighbors, you can also do a “swap dinner” some weekend, where you watch each others’ kids for an hour or two while the others have a date night at home. Best part? Zero cost or commute– they are right next door, and you get a few extra playmates for your kids the next Friday night for a hour or so.