Paladini Potpie

Adventures within The Crust!

Roasted Tiger Pumpkin Seeds

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Black and Orange – Oh yeah! The Giants are 3-0 ahead of the Tigers in the World Series. So tonight could be the final game. Last Tuesday I made BLACK bean soup for dinner and later this week I’ll be making ORANGE spicy pumpkin soup.

But in the meantime I roasted the pumpkin seeds for us to munch on tonight during the (hopefully) last game of the series.

This is how I did it:

 One large pumpkin cut into thirds. (In my next blog I’ll tell you how to make the pumpkin into soup)

about 3 tablespoonfuls of salt

Scoop out the seeds.

Put water into the bowl with the seeds to easily remove the clingy-stringy pieces of pumpkin.

Soak in salt water for about 2 hours and then drain off most of the water.

(I used about 3 heaping tablespoons of salt, but you be the judge for your own taste)

Pour seeds and a few tablespoons of water into a heavy bottom skillet.

Roast at 350° for about an hour, stirring from time to time, until seeds are dry.

When the water is completely evaporated and the seeds seem dry, turn off the oven and leave the seeds in the pan until they are cool.

And your Roasted Tiger Pumpkin Seeds are ready to eat!

Play ball!


Author: paladinipotpie

Welcome! My name is Andrena Paladini and this is a blog about family and love and faith and fun. I call it Paladini Potpie because a potpie is like an adventure in a crust. You never know what might come up, but it’s always going to be good! Think of the best potpie you’ve ever eaten…hot flaky crust holding a rich savory sauce and all kinds of pieces of meat and vegetables…and who knows what? As a family, we’ve chosen to live within the parameters of God’s love and protection. This is the crust of our Paladini Potpie. The crust never changes. Within this crust, the savory sauce of family love binds it all together. That is also fairly constant. But beyond the crust and the sauce we can add just about anything! Good ideas come our way and we’ve adopted and adapted them to add to what John calls our treasure box of memories. These stories and ideas from John’s treasure box of memories are the ingredients I’m putting into our Paladini Potpie. (Okay, so this ridiculous mixing of metaphors about treasure boxes and potpies is exactly what I’m talking about. Silly and ungrammatically correct. But both illustrations work… so we’ll mix them together and it’ll be just fine!) John and I have been married for 30 years. Our children have wonderfully doubled in number since David married Amanda, Monica married Dan, and Matthew married Sarah. And the newest little treats that have been added to our potpie are six adorable grandchildren - Ethan, Angelina, Nathan, Audrey, Maleia and Caleb! I hope you’ll subscribe to my Paladini Potpie blog, and keep up with all the fun new ingredients I add. Hopefully you’ll enjoy our stories and ideas, and find something you’ll want to put into your own potpie! Bon appétit!

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