Baked Red Kuri Squash

this recipe works well with any of the winter squash.  i recommend adding a bit of whatever you have laying around to the roasting pan, an onion quartered, garlic, beets, parsnips and or  potatoes slathered with a little oil makes good use of your oven time.  a baked red kuri is perfect for our autumn coffee cake.

preheat oven to 375 degrees.  cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds and rub the flesh with oil or butter.  (the squash may be too hard to cut, in this instance bake whole and increase baking time 1 - 1 1/2 hours). place cut side down on a cookie sheet or baking dish and place in the oven.  bake 40-50 minutes until the flesh is tender.  remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.  cut into slices and serve sprinkled with salt and butter.