Oh Butternut Squash, you unexpected delight
All you require is a sharp chef's knife and some form of heat
Maybe some salt, maple syrup, pepper, or olive oil
Whether I roast you at 400 degrees for 20 minutes
Or pan seer you in bacon fat
Whether you stew in some chicken stock with cashews
Or soften alongside spinach and chicken in a pasta dish
Your potassium soothes me
Your fiber gets me going
Your Vitamin A astounds
And your flavor, your flavor!
Smooth, buttery, sweet, nutty...
You've surprised me, you devil, you
Butternut squash forever.