First we'll start with making yummy pumpkins seeds! I love to roast fresh pumpkin seeds, it's so much fun and they taste sooo good! First you take all the seeds from inside your pumpkin that you're carving. I put them in a bowl and fill it with water to rinse them. You have to work with them a lot to get the slimy pumpkin strings off of them. Drain them, pat them dry a little bit. Put them in a bowl and then add 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Mix well until all seeds are covered with butter. Spread the seeds onto a greased cookie sheet and gently salt. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes depending on how crisp you like them.
|Stock photo, Rose of Sharon 2007|
Put them in a pretty fall-looking serving dish and serve! They smell so good while they are cooking and they taste so good! They are a perfect snack for the season.
I know there are a lot of Christians who don't like to partake in Halloween. I understand that. To me, Halloween is not an evil thing. I don't celebrate evil things. It is a fun family night for the entire family. It's about children dressing up and having fun. It's tradition. I have so many good memories of my Daddy carving the pumpkin, helping us get dressed and taking us out trick-or-treating. I also have good memories of Eric and I doing this with our sons and now they are grown and will do it some day with their kids.
"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God." Romans 8:28a