Last night we carved pumpkins, Mr. Man, Miss Lu and I cut the tops off and gutted 4 large Pumpkins. Lu is 7 so she is a lot of help she cut the eye holes in hers (the one with square eyes)and did some work around the mouth. She also designed her mom's pumpkin (the one with the round eyes). Mr. Man is 3 he wasn't as much help he picked out a train for me to carve then changed his mind about 15 times while I was doing it. He did however help pull out guts and separate the seeds from the slimy pulp.
Today we went Trick or Treating in another suburb it started at 1:00. The plan was to Trick or Treat early then come home and sit with our neighbors and hand out candy. Both kids were excited to at the start, Mr. Man discovered that he could get candy just for following the big kids to a stranger's door and asking. When we were about halfway through he was done and needed carried. I know that the scale says that he weighs a mere 35 pounds, after carrying him around a cul-da-sac riddled neighborhood for about half an hour he seemed to weigh about 300 pounds. When we got home we baked off the pumpkin seeds and spent the evening with our neighbors.
The seeds from about 2 Pumpkins
enough Vegetable oil to coat
Pre heat the oven to 350 spread the seeds out on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes stirring a few times to toast evenly. When they are crispy and starting to brown they are done. Best served hot.