Wow it’s been a little while since I’ve had a minute to post, but the fun never stops. Truth be told, my schedule sucks and I just can’t get the time in that I used to despite having a TON of new projects I want to get going. Seems like all I can is struggle to keep my head above water at this point. But, all depressing thoughts of self-loathing aside, HALLOWEEN IS HERE! This weekend most of us will be out at Halloween parties and such, so here’s an early greeting from Simba, who is now 5 months old and already nearing 60lbs! Oh, and this is my pumpkin Ned. Ned says hi!
Corina and I worked on some pumpkins this weekend while Terri handled pumpkin seed duty… for those of you missing out on this, baked pumpkin seeds are DA BOMB! Seriously, if you’ve never had pumpkin seeds before, you are missing out on a seriously good treat. Not those store bought nasty things that taste like small bits of salt, but I mean do it yourself seeds right out of the pumpkin!
Actually for those of you that want to seriously try this, here’s how I do it:
1. Get a decent sized pumpkin and cut a big round hole in the top and remove the lid. Then with a big metal spoon, scrape out the guts and then separate the seeds from the gunk and put them in a bowl.
2. Lay the seeds out on some cookie sheets (non stick or put some baking parchment underneath) and make sure you don’t pile them over each other.. you want them flat and not covered by other seeds. Don’t worry about orange residue from the pumpkin guts… that will all dry up and vanish.
3. Pop the tray(s) in the oven and let them dry overnight (no need to turn on the oven). Check them the next morning, you might have to flip them a bit.
4. Once dry, spray the seeds a bit with cooking spray or olive oil and salt them.
5. Pop them in the oven at 300F for 15 minutes or until they start to get golden brown and you’re done!
6. Eat them before other people find out you made delicious seeds!
You might find other recipes that say to boil them in water all this other stuff… that’s nonsense, just go with the dry route, they rock!
Now who says this is just a tech blog 😉