Well it’s the day after Halloween and a few days ago I posted my ideas for the pumpkins I wanted to carve. Well here they are.
These are the instraments of my pumpkins demise. A scooper to get all the nasty bits out. A saw to do all the cutting with. Latex gloves to keep my lady like hands clean. And a plastic bag to cover the table and keep it clean.
I've cut the top off and got the first batch of seeds that I plan to cook.
Carving is all done on this one.
Well the strobe light I planned on putting inside the pumpkin just wasn't strong enough so I decided to add some tin foil and that appears to have helped.
Here is the second pumpkin with the top off. As you can see this one has much thicker walls. I had to cut a notch in the back so I could actually pry the top of.
Here the seeds and muck have been cleared out.
Pumpkin #2 is finished.
More tin foil and strobe lights.
Nothing better than freshly cooked pumpkin seeds or at least what's left of them after I've eaten a good amount. 🙂
Here's pumpkin #2 at night with the strobe light on.
Another shot of #2.
Pumpkin #1 at night with the strobe lights on.
Another shot of #1.
And finally how they looked outside on my front porch.
For those interested in how I cooked my seeds. Spread the seeds out on an oiled cookie sheet or two if you have alot of seeds. Mix the seeds around a little bit to coat them in oil, this will help the salt to stick.
Salt to taste of course. I sometimes will split the batch up and use cinnamon as well.
Bake seeds at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes. stir the seeds about half way through and check on them until browned.
Remove from oven. “This is how you kill a God.”
PRINCESS MONONOKE ****