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Halloween is my favourite holiday!
I love the magic of that season for so many different reasons.
Halloween candy is a delicious smorgasbord of flavours and textures. I love everything from candy corn to dark chocolate.
There are tons of creative costume ideas out there. It’s wonderful to see what folks come up with. I once knew someone who dressed up as a wedding cake for this holiday. How cool is that?
Seeing kids trick-or-treating makes me smile. It’s such a nice way to encourage neighbours to spend time together and be kind to friends and strangers alike.
Halloween is also one of the rare times of the year when graveyards are mentioned a lot in pop culture. I don’t actually find cemeteries frightening at all. They’re often peaceful, beautiful places to visit in real life.
As far as a recipe goes, why not try something simple like roasted pumpkin seeds?
- 1.5 cups of raw whole pumpkin seeds
- 2 teaspoons of butter, melted (margarine or other fats can work well, too)
- 1 pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 Celsius)
Toss the seeds in a bowl with the salt and melted butter until every seed is coated.
(This step is optional if you’re like me and also hate scrubbing oily dishes) Put a sheet of tin foil on a baking sheet.
Spread the seeds in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake for roughly 45 minutes. Stir occasionally. When the seeds are golden brown, they’re finished.
It’s healthy, easy, and delicious. I also find crunchy, salty things like this to be a nice break from all of the sugary foods of the season.