Halloween is definitely one of our favorite holidays, even if the day time temperature still hovers around 90 degrees!
If the Nation’s scariest haunt, Fright Dome is still a bit too much for you, there is no better way to get you in the mood to celebrate Fall than grabbing your PSL and taking a trip to the local pumpkin patch, picking up a few pumpkins, and carving them into amazing creations with your friends and family!
Perhaps you are not a Pinterest extraordinaire and have not always had success in your past attempts….
…Don’t Be afraid!
Check out these sure fire tips to get you started into pumpkin carving perfection:
- Cut the lid at an angel so the top does not fall in
- Use a metal spoon or an ice-cream scoop for removing the guts
- A dry erase marker is great for drawing the design because if you don’t like your work, you can erase it
- Make indentations with the screwdriver before cutting all the way through with a knife
- A long serrated knife or a pumpkin-carving kit knife with teeth will be necessary to cut through the thick flesh
- Use a sawing motion and take your time cutting along the outside edge of your drawing
- Use a potato peeler for making smalls circles and curves
- Rub the inside and outside , including all cut edges, with vegetable oil or petroleum jelly to prevent shriveling
Making roasted pumpkin seeds? Enjoy this delicious Recipe!
ROASTED PUMPKIN SEEDS
- Pumpkin seeds (cleaned and raw)
- Seasonings (i.e. garlic, cayenne pepper)
- Boil pumpkin seeds in salted water for about 20 minutes.
- Place seeds in foiled baking sheet and season as desired.
- Roast in a 250 degree F. oven for about one hour, stirring two or three times.
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