(If squash isn't your favorite gourd, I stand corrected.)
For those new to this ongoing series -- see Tomatoes, Apricots, and Cherries to brush up -- the idea here is to inspire each other with photos and recipes. I encourage you to play along in any way that suits you. Let us know how you cook with squash in the comments below, upload squash photos to the What's Ripe Right Now? Flickr group (don't use Flickr? upload them to the 5SR Facebook page), or link to squash recipes that appear on your favorite websites or blogs. There's no wrong way to participate.
And feel free to spread the word. With squash showing up everywhere, the more ideas we can generate as a collective, the better for us all. No one wants to eat squash pancakes 85 days in a row.