It is really hard for me to just let go and let my kids get creative when I am so used to always being the creative one for them. Usually I am the one who carves their pumpkins for them because either they don't want to do it or they can't get it right. Last year and this year the kids tried and carved their own pumpkins. Taylor and Rhett finished theirs alone and I helped Grady. By helping him I mean I did the whole thing. They turned out cute and the kids did a really good job. This year we saved our seeds and toasted them. Another new thing for us...when I was little my mom used to toast them and I remember them being soooooo good.
Crunchy, salty, addicting yummy goodness!
Strain you seeds in a colander and get all of the pulp off of them. Lay them out on a cookie sheet and pour some olive oil over them. Salt generously. Roast them in a 250 degree oven for 60-90 minutes, tossing every 20 minutes. Toast until they are browned. Yummy!