Friday, November 12, 2010

It's never too late to carve a pumpkin!!!

Yep....I know we're just a bit late around here carving a pumpkin....but...better late than never...Right?
Can you tell this boy is just a little happy that mommy is FINALLY going to carve his pumpkin!!!!
Samuel took a field trip to a pumpkin farm last week at school and they each got to pick a pumpkin to take home.  I wasn't really surprised when I saw he had picked out the BIGGEST pumpkin he could carry!!!
 Pulling off the lid to see what awaits us inside...
 There was a whole lot of "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeew gross going on during this process!!!"
 Drawing the face for mommy to carve out....
 All carved and ready for a candle..
 All lit up....
 Another picture..just because I love this pumpkin!!!
 Callie wanted to pose with Mr. Pumpkin.
 And what do you do with all the ooey-gooey seeds you took out of Mr. Pumpkin?  Why you make sugar & spice roasted pumpkin seeds to snack on!!!  They smelled sooooo incredibly YUMMY roasting in the oven.  The kids were just a bit hestitant to try them.  Once they did, I couldn't keep them out of the dish!!!  I'm tempted to go find another pumpkin to carve just so I can roast some more seeds!!!!
Sugar & Spice Roasted Pumpkin seeds
1 cup washed pumpkin seeds
1 T. Olive Oil
1 tsp. cinn.
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. allspice

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.  Place on a foil covered cookie sheet.  Bake at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally.  Remove from oven.  Allow to cool slightly.  Place in a bowl and start snacking!!!!


dorcas said...

I just carved a pumpkin for Blake last night too. Kroger had them for $1 last week. I wish I had bought several. I love roasting the seeds too. I tossed them in some margarine, spread them out on a jelly roll pan, sprinkled them with kosher salt, garlic powder and a little pepper. Mmmm!

Greg & Stephanie said...

Glad to know it's never too late...we will likely be carving ours right before setting up the Christmas tree. :)