Sunday, November 1, 2009

Jack-o-lantern and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Jonathan and I had a fun Halloween. We carved a jack-o-lantern this year. Last year we went house hunting after work on Halloween and got home in time for the bigger kids trick or treating. So no jack-o-lantern. This year we are in our new house and hung out together all day--no work--since it's the weekend before our wedding anniversary; and we had plenty of time to carve this cute pumpkin face.

halloween jackolantern in north carolina

jack-o-lantern with toasted pumpkin seeds recipe on halloween by amanda dengler

I also toasted the pumpkin seeds, and I think they're very tasty.

Here is the "recipe" I used for the toasted pumpkin seeds:
--Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
--Boil the seeds in water with salt for 10 minutes--I used quite a bit more salt than I would if I were boiling pasta for example.
--Drain and spread the seeds out in one layer on a greased baking sheet--I sprayed the pan with canola oil and then sprayed the seeds after they were on the pan.
--Bake for 10 minutes or until they are toasty brown.

Amanda Dengler

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