Month: October 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.. Yum!

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Beautiful Pumpkin.

Yep! Fall is here and so we went out and got a pumpkin from the store. The kids wanted me to make roasted pumpkin seeds and we did! They were delicious.. Here is the recipe.

1. Cut the pumpkin and extract the seeds. The kids did this step and had a lot of fun. Here are the pics.

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Another shot of the beautiful pumpkin

It was a beautiful pumpkin so I am putting one more picture here, just because! 🙂

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Carved Spooky pumpkin…

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Spooky Carved Pumpkin

Pumpkins were removed.. and I had the cleaning task which is simply rinsing them with cold water.

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Pumpkin Seeds before Cleaning

Prepare a pan with parchment paper and set the clean seeds in the oven at 325 F degrees for 1 hour.

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Cleaned Pumpkin Seeds

Seeds cooking some deliciousness in the oven. 🙂

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Pumpkin Seeds in the Oven

When ready, take the parchment paper off, place 1/2 tsp of oil on a pan.

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Add the seeds and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp cumin. Yum!

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Cumin

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Pumpkin Seeds being Seasoned with Cumin

Mix and get it back in the oven for 15 minutes..

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Pumpkin Seeds with Cumin and Salt Roasting in the Oven

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Pumpkin Seeds with Salt and Cumin Ready to Enjoy.

Wonderful and easy recipe for Fall.. I hope you can try it out. 🙂

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Train Ride – Southwest Dining – 4 of 4

 

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I had to let you in on this gem of the Southwest of Colorado, the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Train Ride. First, it took me a while to get back to my blog. I had been busy getting settled into work and life overall.

This train ride takes you through breathtaking views. There is a stop at a western style cafeteria place that was great! We had many choices for our meal and dessert. This concludes my Southwestern Dining posts.

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A View of the Tracks from the Train

 

 The menu was Thanksgiving inspired with Turkey or meatloaf.  We went for turkey. It was delicious!

 

 

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Turkey Plate

 

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The Western Restaurant

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Coconut Pie

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Chocolate Cake

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Apple Pie

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Chocolate Cake

Here are some more pics of the Scenic Ride

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Bye! Until the Next Adventure! 🙂