Tuesday, November 2, 2010
I'm a bit late with this post. Most things are a bit late as of late. Admittedly blogging is not my priority.
But I wanted to share our jack-o-lanterns from this Halloween and what came out of them. The best I could do with the dark pictures was to up the contrast and thus the graininess. Sorry, more and more obviously photography is not one of my priorities either, I tried, really, I even took a photography class once way back with the old 35mm. I think they were a bit easier than pushing menu and finding the right settings etc. I went to a one evening class my super talented neighbor taught but it didn't help me much. I really need to get my dh to take my pictures, but he's never around when I need him. Oh well.
Once you scrape out the insides of your pumpkins, separate the seeds from the other guts and rinse well. Then boil in salt water for 10 minutes. I don't have a ratio of salt:water I just pour in about a couple of tablespoons depending on how much water I have to boil - vs how much seeds etc. Just give it a good amount of salt. Somewhere around 3 Tbl salt to 6 cups water.
Drain seeds in a colander, give a very quick rinse if you like then spread on a towel to dry. I usually do all this the same night we carve and let them dry overnight.
Mix1 teas. Worcestershire sauce, 3 Tbl. butter, and 1 teas salt. Add seeds and toss to evenly coat. Spread onto a baking sheet and bake at 225deg. for about 2 hours until thoroughly dry and crisp
It's a very tasty snack.