Squash often makes an appearance as a side dish or a vegetarian main dish, but rarely as an appetizer. And yet its smooth texture and bright color make it a great friend of the hors d'oeuvre buffet.
Delicata squash is an heirloom variety with a striped skin and buttery taste that surpasses acorn and butternut in flavor. It's less watery, too, so blended with Gruy're cheese it comes out so smooth and creamy that we couldn't stop eating it. We added a little milk to thin it and served with Trader Joe's Corn Tortilla Flat Breads.
Try adding a little squash to your appetizer lineup - we managed to preserve one half of the shell after roasting and scraping, and we served the puree piled up inside.