Saturday night, amid the season's first snow, I shuttled home with a pumpkin in tow; we were having a pumpkin carving contest at work.
The following morning, I began work on my jack-o'-lantern. I'd wanted to carve one that would be mean and scary looking and I must say that it didn't turn out half bad.
Next, I started sorting out the pumpkin seeds from amongst the innards. Tossing them in olive oil with garlic powder, seasoned salt and chili powder, I roasted them in the oven for about an hour. They made for a tasty treat for the week!
|oven roasted seasoned pumpkin seeds|
HALLOWEEN Day, our restaurant was quite in the Halloween spirit!
|my jack-o'-lantern welcomes bar guests|
|our staff carved some pretty mean pumpkins!|
The owner even encouraged us all to come dressed in costume...
|my hostess, "Jessica Rabbit,"|
pops a few M&M's
It was a fun day with cute, little trick-or-treaters coming in throughout the evening and at the end, I even won first prize ($100!) for best costume! Now the pressure's on to come up with a just as good (if not better) costume next year!