The Great Pumpkin

Eep, October is almost over y'all! I've been doing my best to soak up everything I can about this autumnal month- I've decorated my apartment, burned pumpkin candles, been apple picking, sipped pumpkin coffee, and watched Hocus Pocus more times than I'll admit, but one thing was still missing...Pumpkin Carving!

 Saturday afternoon I recruited my boyfriend into helping me with this yearly fall tradition and we had a such a fun time! 

Helpful tip- I always carve from the bottom of the pumpkin rather than the top. That way you simply sit the pumpkin on top of the candle instead of having to reach your hand into the pumpkin & risk burning yourself!

He made me get the 'guts' of the pumpkin out because it grosses him out (haha!) and I made sure to save my seeds so that I could roast them! 
This was the first time I have ever roasted pumpkin seeds and it was so easy! I simply rinsed/dried them, tossed in olive oil, sprinkled some seasoning and popped them in the oven (375) for around 5 minutes! They turned out really well and I may or may not have eaten them all in one sitting... #oops :)
Next came my favorite part- carving the face! I always go for the classic jack-o-lantern face- it's both easy and traditional. Win win situation!
Annnd the finished product! 
Pumpkin carving is by far one of my favorite autumn traditions and I'm so happy with how this year's happy little jack-o-lantern turned out! What's your favorite part of the halloween season?

-Lanie W.

1 comment:

  1. I love Halloween movies and pumpkin carving. I roast the seeds too but I boil them in salted water first, it makes them taste like bacon bits and as a vegetarian that is a wonderful thing!
    Love your little smiling pumpkin!


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