Sunday, October 28, 2007

Some things just aren't as fun.... without the kids

Hallowe'en for instance.
Tonight, Terry and I carved pumpkins and I roasted the seeds. We have done this together since the kids were very little. There have been many many Halloween weekends that we have carved as many as 10 large pumpkins in a day. But... like all good things, those days come to an end. This year, we carved one each. Mine is fairly simple, and one of my favorites. Terry's is always pretty complicated, cause he has way more patience.these are the finished pumpkins.... but here is Terry's in progress.
I have two different recipes that I have used for years and years. One half of the family (and Jill) prefer the Peppy hot ones, and the other half of the family enjoy the Seasoned ones. They taste more like bits and bites, where the Peppy ones are more peppery.

Peppy Pumpkin Seeds
2 cups cleaned pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp butter or Margarine
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper

Seasoned Pumpkin Seeds

2 cups cleaned pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp butter or Margarine
1 tsp salt1 tsp celery Salt
1 tsp Garlic Powder
2 Tsp Worcestershire

Melt the butter an add spices. Add seeds and stir until well coated. Spread thinly on a cookie sheet and roast in 300 degrees oven for 50 minutes. Stirring every 10 minutes.


Anonymous said...

oh, I'm glad you put your recipes. You knew somebody would ask. I agree, it's not as much fun without kids. I'm making special treat bags for the special kids who come for a visit. The triplets, the paperboy and his sister... not too many others. They've all grown up. Gail

Jill MacDonald said...

I watched Mel and Meleigha carve last night...and then I roasted the seeds. I wish they didn't smell so darn good...that way they wouldn't have wanted to eat any of them...ha!

Thanks for sharing your recipes!

Scott said...

Wow! Great pumpkins!

cpm said...

Your pumpkin seeds are DELICIOUS!! although my recipe is much easier...oil, salt, pepper, oven...hee!hee!
Terry is an amazing carver! so crafty he is! lol!

Anonymous said...

made your seasoned pumpkin seeds tonight - YUMMY!!!!
Thanks for posting your recipes!