I hope you are decorated up and looking fine in your holiday garbs!
Last night we spent the evening carving our pumpkins. Of course our family pumpkin was for the New Jersey Devils! Now if they could just spark some wins from our dedication to them that would be great…we wish… we wish! No seriously Devils get it together!
The boys had a blast pulling out the “guts” and of course I was excited to have some seeds to roast. I think they boys did some excellent work this year. It’s amazing what a difference a year makes. Now they are old enough to actually help in the cutting. Last year Troy and I ended up carving everyone’s pumpkins!
Once carving was done it was time to dig out all those yummy seeds. I got as many as I could. Our pumpkins were outside prior to carving so my fingers were freezing off trying to rescue seeds, I gave up quickly for fear of loosing a finger hypothermia. Safety first 😉
The seeds I did manage to rescue used to make some tasty cinnamon roasted seeds. I’ve never roasted pumpkin seeds before so this was a big milestone in my culinary creations. My husband was instantly sad I didn’t make them garlic but we still have an entire other pumpkin full of seeds that can be roasted garlic style. I’ll save that for another day.
They were surprisingly easy to make. The roasting part took the most amount of time since I wasn’t really sure about the timing of it. I watched them closely and checked them every 3 minutes. Taste testing worked best for me, since the inside seed is really the best part.
Cinnamon Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:
- Clean the seeds REALLY well you don’t want pumpkin guts in your roasted seeds.
- After a complete cleaning boil the seeds in water for about 10 minutes to soften the outside layer.
- Drain and lightly dry the seeds off.
- In a large bowl mix together 1 tablespoon of olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon seas salt and 1 teaspoon cinnamon all over the seeds. Mix until each seed is coated.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place seasoned seeds flat on a baking sheet and place in the oven for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes flip over the seeds and place back in the oven until done cooking. (don’t burn the seeds, but depending on your oven this can take anywhere from 5-15 minutes, taste test them.)
- Remove from the oven and enjoy!
These seeds are great for a quick snack. Crunchy, delicious and good for you, it doesn’t get better than that!
And since today is Halloween here is the final version of my son R’s Geico Money Man costume from their latest commercials. It was all his idea and I’m just happy this costume survived the rain to make it into school today!
And B this year opted to be a Dragon since the Ironman costume we bought him back in September was worn almost everyday it was a little too “worn” for Halloween (read already has 3 holes in it!)
Looking forward to taking these boys around the neighborhood this evening, and hoping they get a few twix bars, those are mommy’s favorite 😉
Question of the day: What are you up to this Halloween?