Too many! With two school-aged children, a full-time job, and a very busy schedule, I find that home-cooked food is easily dropped off in favour of eating out: on the way home, on the way back from clubs, at the weekend. My favourite is Friday lunchtime, when my husband brings my daughters to meet me in my lunch-break and we have a family lunch. Makes Fridays worthwhile!
About once a week we have take away and about once a month we go out for
dinner. Once I started eating organic meat it really ruined going out to dinner for me because, apart from a few places I know of that sell it, the rest don't. And sadly I can taste the difference.
As we both retired, many years ago now, we prefer to only dine out for our birthdays or another family members birthdays. I only use the same recipe, once a year, so they're all dated, from a book, or online! We only buy takeaway if we've arrived home from a weeks holiday in Melbourne, in the evening, which is only 4/5/6 times a year.