First, we sometimes get takeout instead of eating at a restaurant. This saves on tips and, in some states, might save on sales tax. Although we still have some cleanup, it's a break from cooking.
Second, we've been getting catered meals. Sounds extravagant, doesn't it? But here's what we recently figured out. For about $30-35 (roughly the same as we'd pay for three adult restaurant meals, even with a coupon), we can bring home a tray that will feed the whole family for two or three dinners! We'll either have it for the whole weekend, or freeze portions for the future.
Sounds wacky, but it works! For more Frugal Friday, click through the logo at the top of this post.