Monday, October 31, 2011

Jack-O-Lantern Seeds

My beautiful pumpkin

Happy Halloweeeeen! There’s nothing like the ritual of carving a pumpkin the night before Halloween. The smell, the slimy guts, the funny faces and the seeds…..ohhh the seeds. That would be my favorite part about carving a pumpkin- getting to toast up those hidden little seeds with some melted butter and salt. Anything roasted in melted butter is going to be good, but there really is something about fresh out-of-the-oven pumpkin seeds that get me going. And going. And going back for another handful.  They are salty, they are crunchy they are a perfect snack! Okay I’ll stop about the seeds (since I may be the only one that has a weird thing for them).  

Go get into the mindset of the evil spirits (or whatever the origin of Halloween is all about), carve a pumpkin, eat the seeds, eat some candy and yell ‘SPooooooky’ out the window at some tricker treaters. Well at least you know that’s what I’ll be doing.

Wash the seeds in a strainer to get all the GOOP off

Spread them on a baking sheet and toss with melted butter, salt and pepper

Roast in the oven at 325 or 350 until slightly golden brown, moving them around every once and awhile
YUMMM....eating time

The finished product, Mr. Pumpkin next to his delicious seeds

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