Monday, October 28, 2013

A six year old carves a better pumpkin...

The last time I carved a pumpkin, I was maybe eight? At least that I can recall...so why I thought it would be "fun" for Jason and I to start a tradition this  Halloween, is beyond me. I got the bright idea to gut a pumpkin after seeing a Facebook photo of the Tampa Bay Humane Society advertising their pumpkin patch, and since we adopted Oskar from there, I am a sucker for any support I can help with. Coincidentally, when buying said pumpkins from animal shelter, don't go in to the adoption part...you will want ALL the dogs.



So anyways, back to these pumpkins. Jason and I each picked one out and decided to have date night at home Saturday evening. We watched Scream while carving. If you didn't already know, I hate horror films! But cheesy horror was a thing in middle school, at sleepovers, so unfortunately I had seen Scream, before. I had forgotten how unscary it was, and actually watching it while carving turned out to be fun. A lot of fun, actually.
Mine

His and Hers

I then had the bright idea, that I'd attempt domestic goddess status at Casa de Crews, and roast pumpkin seeds. I followed the directions {found here} and while they looked fine, they tasted weird. I think roasted pumpkin seeds may be an acquired taste? Do you eat them? If so, how do you prepare?



In the end, we had a great time attempting to carve together. The good news is I have a whole year to try and perfect my carving skills. Ha ha.

How was your weekend?!

Linking up with Sami

XOXO,
Nichole
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6 comments:

  1. I carved pumpkins this weekend too (great mind)!

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  2. I love roasted pumpkin seeds. I just salt them up and roast with a bit of olive oil.

    We need to carve our pumpkin. I don't think I've done one in eons.

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  3. It's so fun carving pumpkins and I think yours looks awesome! :)

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  4. I think we're skipping carving pumpkins this year but yours are cute :-)

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  5. Love the date night in carving pumpkins! That is a tradition at our house :)
    ps I'm moving to Tampa next year. I'll have to get some tips and fun to-dos :)

    New follower from weekend link up. http://infinityampersand.blogspot.com/

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  6. i roasted pumpkin seeds a few years ago and it was same thing - looked good and tasted bad. and this year i carved my pumpkin and four days later it ROTTED! i was so mad! yours looks cute!

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