My family loves to eat and food is a big expense for us. We like to dine out from time to time, but it stretches our budget to do so. My husband actually prefers to eat at home but does enjoy the occasional meal out. The best thing for me is to dine out or coax my husband in to cooking for us. He does not mind the cooking part so much as he minds the clean up after. Well I can do that.
Being a Filipina, you now I love my countries food. The only things he cooks that is like my native food is chicken or pork adobo and fried rice, though he makes it a bit differently. Buying Asian Groceries can be quite expensive. That is why I am always looking for specials and coupons for foods and drink. Rice is a universal food, so I am not worried to much about it, but there are other things that I generally cannot get at the local grocery and either have to drive a couple of hours to an oriental grocery or shop online.
Shopping online saves me money on gas and allows me, in most instances, to find the product I want and even the brand name I prefer. As far as dining out, I can find coupons to major chain restaurants and there are plenty in this area. So whether we decide to eat at home or go to a restaurant, we can always save money by using coupons or coupon codes we find online.