This morning I decided to experiment with the cracked grains. I simmered them in lightly salted water for about an hour, adding more liquid when the mixture began getting a little too dry. Then I topped a substantial bowlful with local butter, honey and milk, plus a dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg. It tasted good and helped warm me up on a morning with sub-zero windchill.
Belatedly, I read my Pete's Greens weekly e-mail (they send out a message on the day of each pickup with a list of included items and storage info as well as cooking tips), through which I learned that if I soak the grains overnight, it will reduce the cooking time to 20 minutes. Much more weekday friendly.
I'm also planning to make a batch of granola and to experiment with whole-wheat pancakes.