This is what I call REAL home cooking. Not just home cooking, but homestead cooking. It gives me so much joy and satisfaction to be able to prepare meals this way -- homemade spaghetti noodles made with fresh eggs from my own flock; tomato sauce and diced tomatoes that I canned from fresh picked-that-day-on-the-farm tomatoes; herbs grown in my own herb garden and preserved in the freezer, and meatballs prepared from ground beef bought from our locally-raised-meat market.
Homesteading takes some time, there is no doubt about it. But the efforts are so worth it when you benefit from the quality of your food--quality in nutrition, and quality in taste.