try it tuesday

For next week’s edition of Try it Tuesday, I think I will actually try backing up my computer. Apparently our little Mac isn’t pleased about storing more than 5,000 high-res images, and has chosen to punish me for it.
So, for this week’s Try it Tuesday, I give you one. single. image.

These are our pumpkins. And this is the only image that survived the upload process this morning. That will teach me to select, “Delete Originals.” But I digress.
The project of the week is toasted pumpkin seeds. I’ve never done this before, but I remember my brother doing it in an elementary class and speaking very highly of the salty snack.
I carved into the tops and, with help from lovely friend T, we scooped out all of the gunk. I then transfered the seeds into a strainer and gave them a thorough rinse. I tossed about 2.5 cups of seeds in a few teaspoons of melted butter, gave them a few generous dashes of salt and then baked them in a single layer on a cookie sheet for 45 minutes at 300 degrees.
Here is a Google Images simulation of the end result:
Quite tasty too! I give this project 4 stars. I’ll definitely do this again next year, but next time I want to experiment with different seasonings and flavours, like garlic, jalapeno or cinnamon and sugar.
Oh, and don’t worry, the pumpkins have been carved. I’ll reveal those later in the week, when our little Mac is over its temper tantrum.

4 responses

  1. No pictures! You must have been unhappy! But to be fair, yours looked exactly like the ones in the photo you found online and I'm sure they tasted better. Hope your day isn't too busy. T

  2. Try sea salt instead for regular salt for extra flavour. Chili powder and other mexican seasonings make an interesting change as well. I look forward to munching on seeds every year. Still trying to talk my kids into picking all the pumpkin guts off of them first….

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