This was pumpkin carving week at our house. The kids picked four of the largest pumpkins they could find so you can imagine how much pumpkin guts and seeds we ended up with. Now, most everyone knows that pumpkin seeds can be roasted and salted for a great healthy snack.
We sorted the seeds from the goo, tossed them in a frying pan with a little olive oil and salt and toasted them up.
But that's not all you can do. We set aside a few hand fulls of seeds on a towel to dry overnight.
The next day when they were dry, we put them in an envelope....
Labeled them with the date....
and now we have seeds for next years pumpkins without the cost of a purchased seed packet.
So when you're carving your fall pumpkins, don't forget to save a few seeds for planting. They can be grown in a flower bed, or along the side of the house and your kiddos will love watching them get bigger and oranger for next years pumpkin carving day.