Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seedsOur farm share grows Kakai pumpkins, specifically for the pumpkin seeds! They are not pretty solid orange pumpkins and the flesh isn’t tasty for cooking.  These pumpkins are all about the seeds.  However, when you have two small kiddos – any pumpkin can be turned into a jack-o-lantern!

pumpkin seeds

They loved being able to pick put their own pumpkins are the farm and they were both very excited to help cut into them.  Connor found some Christmas cheese spreaders he was sure was going to help!

pumpkin seedsThe pumpkin seeds are buried deep in the flesh, it isn’t easy to scoop just them out without a whole lot of the flesh.  The most tedious task is separating them out from the ooey, gooey flesh, of which neither of my kids wanted to help!

pumpkin seedsThen we gave them a super good soak and rinse to get off as much slime as possible.  I coated them in a few tablespoons of melted butter and some salt – that was it.  They are super yummy!  Very nutty!  Even Connor liked them and Amelia didn’t – which flies in the face of both children’s usual behavior.  Amelia keeps trying them though… and then spits them out which just breaks my heart – they are so yummy! There are two pumpkins on the deck just waiting to be cut up next!

31 days 2014

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