We carved our pumpkins last night. This is the third year, in a row, we have stuck with doing something. Okay, so Bug was inutero the first year, but it still counts!
Ash put this crock pot chicken taco recipe in, so we sat down to a nice dinner, cleaned up the kitchen and got right to work!
I have to admit, these occasions are just another reason I love being a full time mom. There are no alternating weekends, no “I have to carve pumpkins? Again?” and no having to schedule when we can fit things into another busy weekend.
Bug was all about the goop, tasting everything (goop, seeds, the pumpkin’s lid, her fingers….) and what we were doing.
That lasted about ten minutes, then she was all about watching Elmo.
Ash and I carried on with the carving, seed roasting and festivities. Bug popped back and forth to oversee our productivity and stick her fingers in stuff.
Once I had my pumpkin (and Bug) completed, I washed, boiled and baked our seeds while Ash finished carving hers.
My wife had to get all fancy with her pumpkins again this year.
I will let you decide which one is mine! Here is a photo of Bug’ pumpkin. It’s just your traditional triangle nose and eyes with a toothy grin.
Our girl was more than a little hesitant to leave her newly carved friends outside, but she came around.
Our seeds turned out ah-mazing! I used this method, but still used seasoning salt and half a stick of butter per cookie sheet (half way through baking) and they turned out delicious! Plus, I didn’t have to let them dry overnight!
Does your family have any carving traditions?