In addition to running the homestead, the boyfriend and I also work full-time jobs! We've had weeks where our meal prep was totally on point, and then we've had some weeks where it seems like we are buying 3 meals a day out. Totally not frugal. At all.
One of the things I like to do is meal prep for breakfast. Both the boyfriend and I are quite fond of the breakfast sandwiches they serve at WaWa or 7-11. Give me a sausage, egg and cheese on an English muffin and my morning is complete. Since the only livestock we currently have are chickens, we buy bacon in bulk from the local BJs. It generally comes in a 3 pack and I'll throw two packs into the feezer, cut one pack in half to cook and place the other half in a zip lock bag in the fridge. I'll fry up an entire half pack at one time and then store it in the fridge, wrapped in a paper towl, in a tupperware. I'll use this to make a bacon, egg, and cheese on an English muffin, bagel or toast during the week. Since bacon takes the longest to cook and since my oven doesn't have an exhaust fan and smokes out the kitchen when we cook bacon, this method saves me both time and having to smoke out the house. It also saves money since we don't have to spend any money on breakfast!