Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting pumpkin seeds is a fun activity after carving a pumpkin. Not only do you get to have a nutritious snack, you get to talk about using the seeds and not being wasteful.

  1. Gather all the seeds and have the children dig through them (after washing hands, of course) to pick off the pulpy bits.

  2. Put the seeds in a colander and let the children take turns stirring the seeds up in a sink of running water to wash the seeds.

  3. Spread the seeds on a towel and roll it up, squeezing out any excess moisture.

  4. Spread the seeds on a cookie sheet sprayed with a little bit of cooking spray (if desired).

  5. Place in a 350 degree F oven until toasty.

  6. Salt if desired.

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