Our family loves bacon. We usually include bacon with breakfast at least one day of the weekend. I like to use bacon in lots of other recipes, but there isn't always time to defrost and then fry a few pieces to use in a recipe that calls for bacon bits for week night dinners. It doesn't take that much extra time to fry more bacon.
I always fry two pounds of bacon when I make it for breakfast. We usually eat a little bit more than one pound. That leaves me with a fair amount of leftover bacon which I put into a Ziploc Freezer bag and put it in the freezer. When I have a recipe that calls for bacon during the week I simply take what I need from the freezer. It's a great time saver and it tastes so much better than the packaged bacon bits (real or otherwise). It's so much cheaper too!