Squash is so beautiful and abundant this time of year, it seems a shame to leave it off the Thanksgiving menu. So we created two easy dishes using especially pretty varieties: the delicata, an oblong golden squash with greenish stripes, and the sweet dumpling, a small bulbous squash striped and speckled in green and white.
Either dish can be partially made ahead. Fill the delicata halves, cover them in plastic wrap and refrigerate four to six hours before baking. Peel and slice the dumpling squash the day before, seal it in a plastic bag and refrigerate until needed.