Sunday, October 3, 2010

Roasted pumpkin seeds...

 Its already October and I couldn't be happier. It's fall and whats not to love about fall? The grass is green, there's a slight chill in the air and all I want to do is cook cozy fall meals and walk around our small acreage bundled up in a sweater with my hot cup of fresh cider... Today my husband and I decided that we we needed to do just that.

Up at our family's and soon to be neighbors pond:)

Sirly and one of my gals..

After our walk we decided that it was time to carve our pumpkin. We were planning a trip today to the pumpkin patch but the weather wasn't as good as we had hoped. So for now anyway our store bought one will have to do. I had a craving for roasted butter pumpkin seeds...


I haven't carved a pumpkin in years and this was Parker's first so it was pretty exciting! Jason of course took over once I got the pumpkin seeds out since my mission turned from pumpkin to seed rather quickly... all I could think about was getting those seeds on my pan and sprinkling them with kosher salt and butter! That's exactly what  I did. 350 for about 20 Min's and done. There crunchy and salty and delicious. I love  them as a snack and of course on salad. I am also going to do an olive oil and thyme roasted pumpkin seed and then I thought I just had to make a curry seed but I'll be toasting those stove top style.

Rinse and dry
Parker thought the pumpkin tasted good just the way it was.

Again Parker with his mature pallet:) taste testing.

Roasted butter and salted pumpkin seeds.

All in all it was a pretty great day. What could be better then being at home with your family enjoying all of the beautiful gifts we been given and making sweet and savory memories...

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