Eating out is one thing families tend to cut from their budgets in difficult economic times. This is unfortunate because dining in restaurants is a tried and traditional way that people get to know each other, couples reconnect and families bond. My name is Lisa, and I would like to teach you how you can continue eating out even if you are stretching your dollars. It only takes a bit of research, a willingness to take advantage of advertised deals and the foresight to make a plan before you ever leave for the restaurant. If you follow a few simple rules, you can eat out for litle more than you'd spend cooking at home.