I've been making this for over 10 yrs & it's one of my favorite recipes. Even people not crazy about pumpkin, curry or ethnic foods swoon over this. Great as a main dish over rice or as a side. I do not eat meat so I omit bacon. In that case, don't worry about using unsalted butter. If vegan you can use all oil. If you live in a Latino community look for Calabaza in produce dept, otherwise, Butternut or Hubbard squash works wonderfully as well--don't use anything canned! This is from Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz Complete book of Caribbean Cooking, 1973.