Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Pumpkin Fell into My Cart!!!

I popped into the store this evening to pick up "just a couple of things" and left with a pumpkin....you know how it goes.  They didn't have the hair product I was looking for so I bought food related items instead....sigh.  I just really fell in love with fall, pumpkins, and pumpkin seeds! That's right, I just wanted to roast the pumpkin seeds....some roasted/pureed pumpkin is just a bonus.

The Boy wanted to test out some of his carving skills this evening, so I figured why not?  I killed the pumpkin and scooped out its brains then prepped the pumpkin seeds or roasting in the oven.  I used Boulder Locavore's method of roasting the seeds, they were nice a crisp!

The Boy went to work with sharp utensils and such to see what he could come up with.

When he is done, I will roast up the pumpkin flesh and have some bake worthy goodness to bake with.  This is a win-win situation.

I was somewhat disappointed with the amount of seeds in this pumpkin, but that is the chance you take when you buy only one pumpkin!!

Until next time, stay warm and eat well!


  1. Havn't had pumpkin seeds in forever. Nice to see you at least got some.

    Have a groovy day and Happy Eating.

  2. Just looking at a picture of an opened pumpkin reminds me of the smell.

    And I feel 12 years old again. :P


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