Pumpkin seeds and great friends.

Oct 25, 2010 by

IMG_0640 I love this time of year so much. This is the time of year when you can get everything pumpkin flavored! Pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin frozen yogurt, pumpkin shakes, its all awesome.

I’m actually at Jamba Juice now writing this as I wait for my pumpkin flavored goodness to get made.

One of my most favorite things about pumpkins are the seeds. I love making and eating pumpkin seeds.

I had the perfect excuse to make some seeds the other day as we celebrated my friends daughters 7th birthday.   I love carving pumpkins so we had them all over to the house for a big pumpkin carving birthday bash.

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We took all the kids and hit up the pumpkin patch for some over priced pumpkins and some kettle corn.

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The kettle corn was great and we got some good pumpkins for carving, which means we would have pumpkin seeds!

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I cut the tops off of all the pumpkins for the kids and set them loose on the guts of those pumpkins.

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The kids did a great job of making a mess and getting all the guts and seeds out of those pumpkins.

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now cleaning off all of the seeds and separating them from the gunk is a thankless job but thats why they taste so good.  You had to work for them!

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Once the seeds are cleaned off throw them in a bowl.

for every 2 cups of seeds this is my recipe

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1 tablespoon olive oil

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sea salt as salty as you like

You can stop there if you want.  Some people, like my wife, just likes them with salt only.  If you want to live a full life and taste the best pumpkin seeds ever, then keep reading.

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Add Johnny’s seasoning salt.  Shake over until there is a light covering.

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Then add 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce.   And start stirring.

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Mix them all up.   Now give another light dusting of salt of Johnny’s seasoning salt.

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Throw them in the oven set at 300 for 15 minutes.

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after 15 minutes, take them out and stir

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then throw them back in for another 10-15 minutes.  Watch for how crispy you want them.  Don’t get them too crispy.  Seriously look at how awesome those look!

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we had a blast helping the kids carve the pumpkins and hanging out with great friends

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“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
–Tennessee Williams

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Even the dog was exhausted and happy at the end of the night.

Go out and invite some friends over to carve some pumpkins with you this week and make some seeds and some memories.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Ben…


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