As I mentioned, a big reason we are here is our interest in food production. Cooking our own food and eating family meals is also a priority. (Especially after reading Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food.) Now, while icicles are the only thing growing around our place, is a great time for using the oven, so I've been baking all our bread.
Mr. Pollan notwithstanding, I go back and forth between feeling like all this food prep is a valid and important use of so very much of my time and feeling like I'm a nitwit for cooking my life away.