Ive always tried to limit the amount of pumpkins carved each year, because I thought it really a waste of pumpkin, however this year we have been going crazy with our pumpkin carving because we decided to use the entire pumpkin!
Pumpkin Seed Snacks:
After you gut your pumpkin, take the seeds and separate them from the pumpkin innards, in a colander and let them soak for about 30 minutes in cold water.
Preheat the oven to 350.
Remove the colander from the water (don't throw it away) and spread the seeds out on a cookie pan. Then sprinkle with whatever seasoning you like. We like to use a garlic-salt combination, simple salt and pepper works well too.
Then stick your pan in the oven for 45 minutes (or until seeds turn a brown color)and let cool for 5-10min before enjoying a healthy yummy snack!!!
Hint of Pumpkin Coffee
Ok so I don't know who started pumpkin coffee, but I don't like a lot of cream in my coffee, so I found a different way to get the pumpkin taste without all the cream. (remember the water you soaked the seeds in, use this water now, and)
Use a colander to soak the pumpkin "guts" in for about 30 minutes.
Then remove the colander and use this water to brew your coffee.
PUMPKIN COFFEE PRESTO!!!