How often do you go out to an expensive dinner?
What does "expensive" mean? Cause it does depends on what you feel expensive is.
I love cooking/baking whenever I have time. So if I'm not throwing things in the slow cooker or heating a quickie meal before going to one of my two jobs, I'll try to save money by going all out with a new recipe.
Maybe once a month or every other month, I'd go to Culvers (restaurant) or this nice burger place I adore. It's about $15–20, depending on what I order. It's not "fancy" by any means but those two places bring me comfort, especially Culvers. They have tasty meals that bring back memories of me & my family eating at those places.
Are we talking pricer than those? Like at a much nicer restaurant? Maybe once a year then. And it'd always be when my family gets together for a reunion/holiday meal, though there is talk of leaning away from that to just handcook everything again.