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Friday, October 18, 2019

Pumpkin Party

We went pumpkin shopping and got this entire loot of pumpkins for $17.00!
 It is a tradition that we started long when our boys were little. We have a pumpkin carving party.
We each, the four of us, get to carve a pumpkin, sometimes two.

After carving the pumpkins we roast the seeds. We already carved a pumpkin for Marv. I roasted up the seeds and tried something new, cinnamon and sugar. YUM!

Fresh pumpkin seeds
Olive oil
Cinnamon and Sugar

Preheat you oven to 300° 

Toss your pumpkin seeds 
your olive oil .. cinnamon and sugar all together.
Spread on to a cookie sheet.
Bake, stirring a few times, until crunchy and golden brown.
About 30 to 45 minutes.
Let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.


  1. Carla, I am passing this idea along to my daughters. They would roast the pumpkin seeds too. Oh how I miss having my four daughters with me. :) Seems their childhood flew by while I was busy working and raising them. How could it go so quickly. I told them and tell my grands...your children are growing everyday and will be leaving way too soon, hold on to them and tell them you love them all the time. LOL. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  2. Wow! That's a lot of pumpkins. I love your tradition. Do you eat the exterior of the pumpkin seeds or just the interior? I have roasted pumpkin seeds before but only ate the interior.
    Happy Pumpkin Carving.
    Hugs, Julia 🎃🎃🎃🎃

  3. I hope we get to see the results of the carving :)

  4. I haven't made pumpkin seeds in a long time!

  5. What a great idea to do with the seeds. Now I want to see them all after they are carved!!

  6. I've never tried sweet pumpkin seeds. Great idea!! Cliff doesn't like my normal flavors, but I think he might like yours! I'll make some for him soon :)

  7. Roasting the seeds was always part carving a pumpkin when I was a kid at home. I read recently that the "innards" of pumpkins and melons can also be roasted along with the seeds. Doesn't sound too appealing though.

  8. Oh this sounds yummy. It is so fun to keep traditions going and I love that you carve a pumpkin for Marv. I hope he gets some of these yummy pumpkin seeds too. Have a great Saturday.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  9. I haven't roasted pumpkin seeds in years. That sure sounds like a fun party! xo Diana

  10. WE celebrate Halloween much of the month between the 5k Halloween event fundraiser at the barn today. and many other events in this tourist town. BUT it isn't Halloween until I've burnt the top of my jackolantern with candle and that usually around the 29th or 30th. Love your pumpkins!

  11. Carving pumpkins is one of our favorite family traditions! We usually get together with any cousins who are able to come over for the day. I love seeing all of the cool things the kids come up with. :)

  12. Absolute fun!
    I haven't made pumpkin seeds in years, I must do that again.

    So nice to visit with you this evening g ♡

  13. Yum! We do the same...and we're trying to keep it going with the kids for as long as we possibly can!

  14. What a fun family tradition, Carla. This really is the best time of year.

  15. Sounds such fun :)
    I think the grandchildren are doing their pumpkin carving this weekend!

    All the best Jan

  16. What a fun tradition! I'm hoping to get to a pumpkin patch before it's too late this year.


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