Mother's Buttercup Squash Soup
This recipe can be made simpler if you use premade chicken broth and prepare the chicken or squash in advance. Whatever you do, don't pour cold half-and-half into the soup! My mother uses a lot of butter. Omit the butter in the squash if desired. Carrots are also a nice touch in this soup. Omit the chicken if you're not a meat eater!
Substitute sweet potatoes for the potatoes if desired.
You will need at least 1 casserole dish for every buttercup squash. They should lie flat with the cut side down. Use an additional dish if both halves will not fit in 1 dish.