Anyways, it was Boyfriend's first time using a template to carve a pumpkin, and I'm not sure if he liked it. He pretty much complained the whole time. "This takes forever." "My hand hurts." "Switch me tools." But in the end, he was pretty excited how they turned out.
|My pumpkin before going under the knife|
|I stabbed it in the head.|
|Boyfriend all focused and shit.|
|After! That's Donnie Darko's bunny pal, Frank. (Boyfriend's pumpkin)>>>>>>|
|Here's mine. It's supposed to be Jack from Nightmare Before Christmas. He's a little lopsided. But let's just all pretend it looks like him, k? Thanks.|
AMCHornetGirl sent me these two. And I'm pretty sure they are freehand.
I also found this awesome recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds. I love me some pumpkin seeds and they are actually really good for you. (Before you add all this extra crap)
Preheat oven to 350.
You need 2 cups of pumpkin seeds. (Boyfriend and I doubled everything, because, well we love pumpkin seeds)
2 Tablespoons of cooking oil
1 Teaspoon of Salt
1 Teaspoon of Sugar
1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
Wash the pumpkin seeds first to get all the pulp off. Then dry them between two towels. (Don't use paper towels. We found out that hard way that pumpkin seeds will stick to paper towels)
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, making sure the pumpkin seeds get covered.
Spread pumpkin seeds onto a baking sheet.
Cook for 30 minutes, tossing occasionally.
These are very very yummy and make the whole house smell amazing!
You can also substitute the cinnamon with any of your favorite spice (garlic powder, cayenne, curry, etc) just leave the sugar out if you opt to do so.