Getting Ready for Halloween + Free Pumpkin Carving Kit and Free Carving Stencils

So we went pumpkin picking (well not really – we went pumpkin picking at Weis) and wanted to carve it before the trick or treaters come. We plan on taking little man to a pumpkin patch this weekend to have the whole experience but just in case the weather isn’t the greatest, we have a backup plan….. So I left the carving to my husband and this is what we got

It’s actually a little on the scary side. We have that Pumkin Masters Carving kit we got a few years back with all the little tools and blades. Each year our pumpkins get a little more creative.

Right now if you go to CVS you can get the Pumpkin Masters Carving kit for free with ECB’s this week and then check out Living Rich with Coupons post with places to download free carving templates HERE. There are patterns for Winnie the Pooh, Mickey, and Disney characters.

So what to do with all that gook you clean out of the pumpkins? Keep the seeds! Roasted pumpkin seeds are super yummy and easy to do!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds
Canola Oil Spray, Melted Butter, or Olive Oil
Sea Salt

Take the pumpkin seeds and separate from the pulp as best as possible. Put the seeds in a bowl full of water and let set. Swish around until the pumpkin is separate from the seeds.

Take the seeds and put them on a plate. Pat with paper towel.

Place the seeds on a baking sheet and put in the oven for about 20 minutes on 150 degrees or the lowest possible setting. This will dry the seeds out. Once there is no more water on them and they feel pretty dry, take the oil or butter and baste the seeds with a brush. I use a canola oil cooking spray and spray the seeds. Sprinkle sea salt sparingly over the seeds.

Place in oven at 250 degrees for 1 hour (or more if you like darker seeds)