I once had a huge squash.

After cooking all of it and scraping it away from its shell, I decided to package it into meal sized portions. Some I contained as is, with no changes.

One dish however, I added several spoonfuls of brown sugar, some dashes of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, and several generous slices of butter to. I covered it and froze it.

It’s been 2 months now. Last week we were snowed in and couldn’t get out to the store or produce stand for fresh vegetables. I found this in my freezer and heated it up in the oven for about 30 minutes at 325. It was very creamy, buttery, sweet, and oh so delicious with my pork chops. It tasted like dessert! Yum! So glad I had saved it that way; already prepared and ready to eat.

I find that I am more likely to use my leftovers if they are packaged nicely, neatly, cleanly, and are ready for reheating. If there is work to do, then I may not enjoy them as thoroughly. I wish that more people would put time into storing their leftovers properly, so that they would actually eat them. Too much food is being wasted, especially in America, due to laziness.

Lastly, if you don’t think you like random squash, then please try it this way. Butter and Sugar can make all sorts of things taste good!