I have a wacky idea! Why don't we friends get together for a cooking club? Maybe one night a month, or twice a month? Maybe each couple takes a turn at hosting the dinner, getting the menu together, and we could even do it over at the church where there's room for everyone? We could either sample dishes the host has prepared, or we could all cook it together and learn new meals? We could each contribute like $5 per person for the dinner, or something? It would be a cheap date! The dinners wouldn't have to be super gourmet, but if you like cooking, I'm sure there would be plenty of stuff to come up with!
I'm interested in your feedback, so comment!