If you happen to live in an area where all your neighbors had a bumper-crop of butternut squash, or if your own garden overflowed with them, here's a solution.
Chop the top off, pull out the seeds, throw a bit of butter, cinnamon and brown sugar into the cavity and cover it with a square of plastic. Microwave it seven or eight minutes and you have a snack that tastes a bit like pumpkin pie.
You can eat it repeatedly until you turn purple in the face whenever there's a prospect of ever seeing one again.
Incidently, that microwave over was actually invented for a different reason, though it's handy for food. This time of year you can fill an athletic sock with milo maize, wheat, rice, whatever you can get cheapest in your locality. Put that sock in the microwave for seven or eight minutes and when it comes out, drape it around your neck or down at your feet. Best foot and neck warmer in all Christiandom and it stays hot for a couple of hours.