October 29, 2011
It’s Halloween this week and where I’m from that means one thing: pumpkin carving. Every year as a kid we would take a trip across the border into Pennsylvania to go to a local farm store to pick up the best stuff around. We would pick fresh apples in bunches and choose a few pumpkins to bring home.
This year was a little different, but the idea remains the same. I live in Texas now, and unless you are in the middle of nowhere, a pumpkin patch and apple farm is not a common sight. And, much to my surprise there are people in this country that have never carved pumpkins before, including my wife. We found a few pumpkins and carved up these guys. Not bad for a first timer.
After the carving was complete, we cleaned, heavily salted, and roasted the seeds. Don’t forget this step. You’ll be missing out.