We ventured out this evening to Daniel's Greenhouse in search of the perfect pumpkins.
Natalie always does a quick run through in search of the biggest pumpkin available. She chooses 2 or 3 on her first run through and on her second run around she spots it. A rush of kids sweeps through and she panics. She runs full speed in the direction of her beloved large spectacle of a pumpkin and lays her hands on it giving them all the stink-eye. She exclaims loud enough for everyone to hear, "This is it! This is my pumpkin!"
She decides she wants to carve her pumpkin as a Creeper from Minecraft the computer game.
|Photo from Think Geek|
Luke, in his big 12 year old pants decides on the car ride over that maybe he won't get a pumpkin this year. But the lure of all the bright orange pumpkins calls him in and he just can't resist. In his defiance against his sister, he decides to go for the smallest pumpkin of all. His dad tells him that there is no way he was ever going to be able to carve a pumpkin that small.
|Oh yeah, dad!|
Have you carved your pumpkins yet? If so, have you entered them in movita beaucoup's Pumpkin Carve-Off 2011?
|Told you that pumpkin was big!|
This was my first year I have ever roasted, toasted, whatever pumpkin seeds.
|Separate seeds from stringy core, rinse and boil in about 2 cups water to every half cup of seeds.|
Don't be alarmed if your belly starts to grow and you look pregnant next October. It's just the pumpkin seed growing in your belly. *Men, be advised this can happen to you too!
|Bake on top rack until seeds begin to brown. Eat!|