Halloween Is In The Air  

Posted by: Savari in , , , , , , ,

Halloween is my favorite holiday of all. It signifies the changing of the seasons and I love all of the activities that come along with it. This past weekend Red, The Neighbor Kid, Mini Me and I did our annual pumpkin carvin'. Actually, I did most of the carvin', but they scooped out all the pumpkin innards. (Ok, well they didn't do ALL the innard scoopin' but I gave them the credit for it. LOL)

We decided that, since we all love the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas so much, we were gonna try our hands at carvin' Jack Skellington and Oogie Boogie into our two pumpkins.


I have to admit, they look pretty darn good lit up. The innards didn't go to waste either. We separated the seeds from the gunk as Mini Me likes to call it. The monsters took the "gunk" to our goats and I washed the seeds up and let them air dry then I broke out the food dehydrator. (I really, REALLY love my dehydrator by the way.) I spread the seeds out between 3 of the 4 racks and let them sit over night. When I got up this morning to put Mini Me on the bus I turned it on and let it run for about 2 hours. They turned out pretty good. I did read online though that you can "infuse" flavors into the seeds by soaking them in flavored water before you dehydrate them. Flavored water such as, garlic, ranch, cajun, salt, etc. The salt they mentioned was sea salt though not regular table salt. Since this was my first time dehydrating pumpkin seeds I just did them plain but I imagine next year I will try a different flavor. They make a nice snack for the monsters and for my mice.I hope y'all enjoyed the pictures, please feel free to leave comments as I enjoy readin' 'em and I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween and a Blessed Samhain.

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