For this week's Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real I went back a few years to the last time we actually carved Jack 'O Lanterns for Halloween. We used a pre-packaged kit from Target that came with stencils and tools. It was so easy and turned out quite well if we do say so ourselves! :)
Although the process is a bit messy, it is a fun mess. Scooping and scraping, handling the gooey insides of the pumpkin are great new sensations for little ones.
These pepitas are simply begging to be roasted in olive oil and sea salt! Here's a link to a simple recipe for toasted pumpkin seeds.
Our boys had run off to play and left Mom and Dad with the remainder of the carving to do by ourselves. We felt like kids again!
Will you be carving "punkins" this year?
gratefully sharing here