We've done the following:
Made 2 Chinese main courses in our woks at home, and "cheated" with getting takeout Special Order rice to go with it - because we didn't want to go to the trouble of making rice.
While my sister grilled steaks at home, I stopped by North Woods on the way home to pick up their special salads and garlic cheese bread to go with them. North Woods style dinner at 1/3 the price.
What do you do?