(This is one of our favorite fall lunches for busy school days.
It was about to go into the oven to bake, tented in foil
and with a little water added to the dish for moist steam.
I sprinkle cinnamon over it, grate a little fresh nutmeg on top,
and sometimes put a teaspoon of maple syrup in each half, particularly
early in the fall before the squash crop has gotten a good frost.
We like pears best for the hole -- they are incredible baked like this --
but sometimes I use apples, or even dates and chopped pecans.
Sometimes I stick a few chicken/garlic/basil sausages
on the panini grill thingy to serve with it.
That and a big glass of iced tea... oh, yeah.)