We did the mash, we did the MONSTER MASH!
Not only is it Wednesday (Happy Hump Day), IT IS HALLOWEEN!!! I adore celebrating holidays for an entire month before hand. As you may have seen, I have certainly done this by incorporating pumpkin into each and every recipe or meal. There were a few items I couldn’t get to (gnocchi, enchiladas, whoopie pies, pumpkin spice cookies, cinnamon rolls, donut holes, risotto). It is also possible to continue such experiments into November as pumpkin is a fall favorite (maybe even year-round favorite)
Recap of my Halloween Spooky Treats:
Pumpkin Spice Granola
Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondie Bars
Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese
Now onto my eats … I’m highlighting a couple days worth of food, so please enjoy 🙂
Dinner, dinner, dinner. Actually quite the dilemma. I don’t like eating alone had no idea what to make. So instead of making a decision, I decided to take a trip to the gym. There, I “read” my California History assignments, watch the Giants vs. Tigers World Series game, while biking. I was probably more distracted by the music, countless televisions, and people walking around, but it I made it through a couple of chapters. Dinner dilemma still unresolved, so I biked over to our sorority to pick up mail that had been delivered (why people are sending it there, I have no idea). When I got there, my friend Sam invited me to stay for dinner. She too has issues making meals for one, so it worked out perfectly! Quite a treat! I will have to stop by more often 🙂
Pasta, grilled vegetables, chicken, pesto, and parmesan cheese 🙂
Now, to celebrate Halloween, we are planning a night in with lots of scary movies (or happy halloween movies…we shall see) and experiment with a fun dinner. Maybe a soup or chili recipe, little hot dogs, and dirt cups. A total throwback to my childhood Halloween dinners.
Remove all seeds from your pumpkin and separate from the stringy orange mess.
Preheat the oven to 325F
Place all seeds in a bowl and mix in 2 Tbsp olive oil (or maybe coconut oil…whatever you are feeling) along with 1.5 Tbsp seasoning (I added a nice Lawry’s seasoned salt to one and my uncle’s special spicy seasoning mix to another, just to test things out)
Place in the Oven for about 20 minutes, stir and replace for another 5-10 until the seeds appear a little crispy.
Let them sit on the stove for a few minutes and ENJOY!