I bought a butternut squash yesterday, and was pondering what to do with it. It was sitting in my fridge, looking a bit large and ominous. Well, after polling some classmates in the elevator, I decided to peel and chop up the thing, add some salt, pepper, and olive oil, and roast it in the oven.
And it was amazing! You know it is when you offer some to your roommates and they ask if they can have more. One of my roommates had seen me wrestling with the peeler and wielding a knife, trying to cut the squash into more manageable fry-shaped pieces. We spent a few moments marveling at how much the squash had shrunk in the oven, before devouring all of it.