yikes! forgot about the blog-world.
we've been up to a lot of projects these days (months), one of which was processing loads of delicata and butternut squashes.
it's a good project for cold winter days b/c it involves leaving the oven on and hanging out near the kitchen. it's also simple.
cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, put them face down in a large glass pan with a 1/2 to a full cup of water on the bottom. bake at 400 for 40 to 50 minutes, until the squash is soft.
with delicata squash you can eat the skin, but we still peel it, once the squash has cooled.
just scoop out the squash, bag it and freeze it. when you're ready to eat it, let it thaw and mix it with some butter and maple syrup or brown sugar. or fresh sage and cranberries.