Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Pumpkin Carving

Part of our Halloween tradition is to carve pumpkins every year, usually while we watch scary movies. Since we have a little helper there were no scary movies this year. Sophia loved helping with scooping the guts and smiling for pictures. As soon as the top was taken off of a pumpkin she said 'yum' and that led to some sampling of seeds and pulp.
Save the seeds when you scoop them out...roasted pumpkin seeds are the best!
We don't have a recipe, but here is what we do:
Rinse off the seeds (some pulp will add flavor, but remove any big chunks).
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
In a large bowl, coat the seeds with melted butter or olive oil.
Season as you like. We did one batch with just butter and salt.
Our other batch was seasoned with old bay, cayenne, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and salt.
Put seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet in the middle of the oven.
Roast until lightly browned and dried out, stirring occasionally.
Cooking time approximately 30 minutes.
We ended the night with cupcakes at a princess table to celebrate my birthday (on Sunday).
Did you carve a pumpkin this year?

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