I love butternut squash but I do not like opening them.
Delicata squash to the rescue.
The outer skin of butternut squash is so thick and they’re so rock-hard that even slicing it in half is much easier said than done. I feel like I could easily lose a limb with the machete-sized knife I need to use in order to hack through it and I have to wind-up as if I am swinging my knife like a baseball bat at home plate, just to enable my knife to initially pierce the concrete-like exterior. And yes, I have very large and sharp knives, but I still struggle.