So you’ve got yourself a pumpkin and you’re going to make a pie. You scoop out all the goop, and then what? Throw it on the compost pile? Not a bad idea, but you can do better.
Why not rinse the seeds and lay them out to dry so you can plant your own pumpkins next year?
Maybe you’re more an instant gratification kind of person? Try this.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Preheat oven to 400.
For every 1/2 cup of seeds, mix 2 cups water with 1 Tablespoon salt.
Boil the seeds in the salt water.
Remove from water, spread on cookie sheets, and bake for 10-20 minutes, til crunchy.
Sprinkle with salt, cayenne, cinnamon and sugar, whatever you like.