I love my time away from school, work, and stress when I can relax & enjoy some time with my favorite guy.... my boyfriend!
We always spend quality time together on the weekends; and with the holiday season just beginning, there's lots of fun things out there on our "to-do" list!
Nothing better than making memories (& food) with your special someone, and enjoying every minute of it. :)
This weekend's adventure was the pumpkin patch. Neither one of us is a huge fan of Halloween, but it's our first together- so we wanted to do something festive and fun. I think it's so important to take the time to continue family traditions, & create some new ones too!
After a really nice lunch downtown, we went out to a giant rural pumpkin patch; the same one I grew up picking my pumpkins from each year as a kid. The weather was perfect, it wasn't too busy, & it was the perfect afternoon. We strolled around the farm in search of the perfect pumpkin, & came out victorious! :)
I hope you all are enjoying the season with your loved ones! The holidays always seem to fly by so quickly each year~ don't forget to stop & appreciate all the little moments.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Rinse your seeds so that they are "pumpkin gut"-free.
- Dry them as much as you can with a paper towel.
- Toss with olive oil, salt, & pepper.
- Spread out flat on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes, let cool, & enjoy!
*This is what we got from one pumpkin; feel free to multiply the recipe depending on how many seeds you've got!
P.S.~ I eat my seeds with the shell on... it's fiber right? Haha, but really- once they're all roasted & crunchy, they taste amazing! Hope you like 'em.