I have such wonderful memories of pumpkin carving with my family when I was little. My dad would lug a big pumpkin onto our kitchen table (covered in newspaper, of course) and Ada and I would dig out the guts, shrieking in grossed-out delight. All while my mom took Polaroids and then roasted the seeds. If only I could find those pics somewhere!
Old Bay (or any other seasoning you like!)
Preheat your oven to 325.
After removing the "guts" from your pumpkin, rinse all the seeds under cold water, in a colander. Remove them from the stringy pumpkin, making sure to get it all off or it will dry on there. Pat dry with a towel.
Toss the seeds in a bowl with a little oil and seasonings, and then spread in a single layer on a greased baking sheet. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until they are dry and slightly toasted. Enjoy!
This was my costume...I was an 8-ball. I mean, really...what else could I possibly be with this ginormous belly??