The House is starting to look half normal again, and a little bare. One thing I love about Halloween is that if you don't dust...who cares!? It just adds to the effect, well now that everything is coming down I'm realizing I need to dust. Boo!
Without fail it is FREEZING here in Halifax. I sent Charlee to PreSchool with her winter jacket, hat and mittens. If you don't live in Canada and you've ever heard that joke "In Canada you have to make the Halloween costumes big enough to go over a snow suit" ...its no joke. BUT! The kids still have fun and that's all that really matters.
Every year like most families we carve a pumpkin, seems to me we are starting a bit of a tradition here at the Cyr residence as well. The past 2 years we have carved the pumpkin to match Charlee's Halloween Costume. Another ongoing tradition since I was a kid was roasting the pumpkin seeds, Last year Charlee discovered she LOVED roasted Pumpkin seeds so this year she made sure to get every last seed out of the pumpkin guts. If you've never roasted Pumpkin seeds you should really try it, you can also add some popcorn seasoning to them with the salt to give them whatever kind of flavor you like.
How to On Roasting Pumpkin Seeds:
-Clean out your pumpkin and pick all the seeds out of the "guts"
-Rinse the seeds under some cold water to get the rest of the goo off, pat dry with paper towels.
-Spread the seeds on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt (and popcorn seasoning if you wish)
-Cook on low (200) for about 40 minutes, checking every 10 minutes and giving them a quick turn
-They are ready when they are dried out and crunch when you eat them. Enjoy!
|Halloween 2011, Guess what my little pumpkin is going to be this year?|
Safe and Happy Halloween to Everyone!