Happy Halloween!! (Favorite Food Find Friday will return next week-I'm just too excited about Halloween.)
Well it couldn't be a more beautiful day! A tad warmer would be nice-but it's a beautiful crisp day. I'm busy getting everything ready for trick or treat tonight.
Last night we carved our jack-o-lanterns. We found HUGE pumpkins to carve this year so it took a lot of elbow grease to get all the inards out and to get a knife through to cut off the top. Pampered Chef makes this great little paring knife that is perfect for carving the faces. I think they cost a dollar. I'm pretty sure I've only used them for pumpkin carving!
Now please tell me that you did not throw away the pumpkin seeds when you carved your jack-o-lanterns? You didn't did you? They make the most wonderful Halloween treat.
Salt and Pepper Pumpkin Seeds
2 cups pumpkin seeds
2-3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Remove pumpkin seeds from pumpkin and disconnect any pumpkin or "strings" from seeds. Rinse gently under water then pat dry with towels.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spread dry seeds in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle the oil over the seeds then sprinkle with the pepper and salt; toss to coat.
Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Now that was my successful Halloween treat...here is my unsuccessful Halloween treat: Candy Corn Caramel Corn. I was pretty excited when I first put it together, but it just didn't quite get to the right texture; it was a bit soft for caramel corn-almost like a rice crispy treat, but not.
Look at it...it looks like something my jack-o-lantern threw up.
Oh well maybe when candy corn is 75 percent off at the supermarket next week I can experiment and come up with something better.
Enjoy your spooking night!! Don't eat too much candy. BOO!!
YUMMY!! It's our Halloween candy....I'm going to try hard not to eat any before the trick or treaters come...oops, too late I just ate a 100 Grand bar!