wow!! those are some impressive pumkins!lots and lots of creativity and some soft pumkpins and goot tools i'd wager :)and roasted seeds. yum!
I'm smelling the use of stencils. ;-) Add 'roasted pumpkin seeds' to my list of things I have yet to experience.
I carved a pumpkin this year but it wasn't up to my normal standards. Somehow, I just knew spending three hours carving wouldn't work with a five month old craving for attention. I'll have to post a picture of mine soon.
Yes, Keda, I confess, they had tools. And yes Murf, I confess, they used stencils. But they did the carving while I took care of the pumpkin! Ed, I can't imagine spending three hours with a pumpkin, I'd be too afraid I'd become a bumpkin by then.btw, roasting pumpkin seeds is easy--wash and dry seeds between paper towels, spray a thin coating of oil on a cookie sheet, roast at 300 degrees or so until they're dry and crunchy (I think I did them for 1.5 hours)
Salt AND beer... in my opinion.
Murf, I use very little saltEd, do you put the beer on the seeds? or drink it as the seeds roast?
Actually I go through a six pack about once a year, when eating salty pumpkin seeds, a beer tastes kind of good. Other than that, I just drink one while grilling something that takes a long time to cook.
What a manly thing for you to do, Ed. I can't believe you actually admit to salting something.
does that make me a whimp Murf, for not salting things (at least I'll be a whimp without high blood pressure!)Ed, you must not be drinking good beer if you just drink a 6 pack in the fall and a few others the rest of the year. This time of the year, I go mainly for porters and stouts. In the summer, I usually "lighten up" with an IPA. Almost all of my beer comes from either Arcadia or Bells Breweries.
To the lush with the really clean right ear (a.k.a Sage) - That doesn't make you a wimp but I would question your cooking since you seem to like blandness. ;-) Also, the use of salt doesn't always mean that one has/will have high blood pressure.
I like these carved pumpkins. They're beautiful even if they did use stencils. Great job!
Okay yours looks a bit nicer than my old fashion random cut monster!
Murf, no one ('cept you) has ever accused me of bland cooking. I use salt, but only sparingly. I have quite a collection of hot sauces and spices.Tim, thanksDeana, I didn't carve them, if it would have been me, there would be triagle eyes and a round nose and a snaggled-tooth mouth.
Is everyone a professional pumpkin carver?!?!? Lol, I remember carving a pumpkin in elementary school. But I was happy I got a recognizable face. These two jack-o-lanterns are simply striking.Seems like a wonderful group activity.
Having a collection doesn't mean that you use them. ;-)
Wow! VERY impressive! Those tiny little holes are hard to make. Any special recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds, or just plain ole roasted? Chanawww.bunnyburrow.com(LOOK! I remembered to put my name!)
Here from Michele.Those are two impressive pumpkins... especially the one with the moon and haunted house....