We grew our own pumpkins this year. When they were about the size of an orange I carved the names of our grandchildren in them.
This is the first year that my oldest granddaughter, Joscelyn has carved her own jack o’ lantern. The pumpkins from our garden were surprisingly easy to clean, since they had less slime. Joscelyn did a great job, and cut hers by herself! I guess 6-years-old is a great age to start!
We prepared the seeds to roast together, as a fun project. Gavin was on hand to help too! To do this we did the following:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Wash pumpkin seeds under spray nozzle in strainer. Remove any strings or chunks of pumpkin. Dry seeds on dishtowel or papertowel. Pat dry. On baking pan pour 4 Tbsp olive oil. Place pumpkin seeds one layer deep. Using brush, mix seeds to coat with oil. Sprinkle with garlic salt and seasoning salt. Bake for 25 minutes. When done, Remove from pan onto a plate covered with a paper towel.