Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pumpkin Day

Well, apparently there is a day devoted to pumpkins...at least in Canada, according to my friend Cathey...so since I love pumpkins and autumn, I'm going to recognize it too! I just posted a comment on her blog about wanting some roasted pumpkin seeds, and that prompted me to look for a recipe. My mom made these for me every Halloween when I was little. I have seen a dozen recipes, all with different ingredients, but what we had was just plain old butter-and-salt roasted seeds. I was able to find this recipe on Allrecipes.com today...

1 1/2 cups raw whole pumpkin seeds
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1 pinch salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Toss seeds in a bowl with the melted butter and salt. Spread the seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown; stir occasionally.

This sounds exactly like what we used to have! I had not planned to carve a pumpkin this year, but the more I think about the seeds, the more I think I may have to. I can't buy a pumpkin to get the seeds and then just ignore a perfectly good jack-o-lantern-to-be!


Pumpkin said...

You've got me craving now! LOL! Thanks for posting the recipe :o)

mumzy said...

Those pumpkin seeds sound really good to me, so now I'm going to have to buy another pumpkin and use that recipe.

Happy Pumpkin Day to you too! Of course, as Pumpkin's mother, we do have to celebrate it.


Lori-Ann said...

Mmmmm... pumpkin. My favorite any way it's used.