I save strained fat from bacon, ham, and pork sausages for frying purposes like this, and as an added bonus, this fat adds a nice flavor to my cooking. This allows me to save my cooking oil, and other fats for other cooking.
Here's one kidlet's plate: I made fried eggs, and offered a choice of English muffins, Rye bread for toast, or assorted bagels. Spicy mustard was also served on the hash. Beverage choices were cocoa, oj, "splash" juice, coffee.
This easily would have been $100 at the local diner-just something I can't entertain. The food was good, if not better than the diner's and we ate while still in our Pj's. : )