As was the tradition in my house growing up J and I carve pumpkins every Halloween. J is an artist (majored in History, minored in Art) so it is one of the few times a year I get to see him exercise his talent and do something creative. These are the two fine pumpkins I rescued from the local shelter down the street.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Wash pumpkin seeds
- Spray down a pan with cooking spray
- Lay out the seeds evenly and sprinkle with seasoning
- I used salt and garlic powder for this batch.
- Bake 350 degrees for 15 min
I did what I am calling an Undead Viking, inspired by Skyrim.
What they looked like All Hallows Eve.
Since it was a few days between carving and Halloween they kind of wilted and deformed.
We do so little decorating. Aside from the pumpkins this flag was our only Halloween decoration. I give the excuse that because we do not have kids and not many kids in the neighborhood we do not decorate, but mostly I think it is because I am lazy. I do love Halloween. This is J's pirate flag in the window. His permanent home is the toy room. Yes, we have a toy room.
Lit up on Halloween.
J's face looks particularly scary I think. We got a few kids compliment our pumpkin carvings. That is always nice.
We ran out of candy by 8pm. I bought 6 bags on candy and had them only take one piece and we still ran out. I guess we have more kids this year than last year. I should buy more candy for next year. I didn't get any left overs to eat. Sad.