One of my favorite parts of the fall season is definitely the roasted pumpkin seeds. It makes all of the hard and time-consuming work carving and scooping out the pumpkins worth it after you’ve roasted up a batch of these!
No matter which flavor variation you choose it’s all very simple – just a little mixing up of the seasonings and placing them in the oven and in no time you have a yummy (and healthy) snack! Did you know that pumpkin seeds contain zinc, protein and antioxidants? Those tiny little seeds are packed with nutrition, making them not just delicious, but also good for you!
Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds
- 1 1/2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
Toss seeds in a bowl with the butter, sugar and cinnamon. Spread on lightly greased cookie sheet in single layer.
Bake about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Those are just two of the most basic pumpkin seed recipes to get you started. Once you try one of these, though, you’ll be hooked and can easily find dozens of different flavor variations.
Let me know if you have a favorite recipe for pumpkin seeds that you’d like to share!
This is a great meal that is both inexpensive and tastes great.It has an oriental flair without the cost or slaving over a hot stove all day. Here is what you will need.
2 blocks of Ramen Noodles
2 12 oz cans of chicken breast
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 a cup of teriyaki sauce
1/2 a can of sweet peas
1 medium skillet
1 large pot
1 can opener
Put six cups of water in a large pot. Add the flavor packets to the water and boil on high, until the water begins to bubble. Add the Ramen noodle bricks to the water and let them cook thoroughly as directed on the packet. After they are done cooking dain the noodles with a strainer and set aside.
Next add the olive oil to a skillet and turn heat to medium high. Drain the fluid from the chicken cans and add chicken to the skillet. Pour the teriyaki sauce over the chicken and allow it to warm up, stirring it every now and then to allow the flavor on every surface of the meat. Add drained peas to the skillet and mix them in.
Last serve the teriyaki chicken and peas over the noodles. You can use a straining spoon to take the meat and peas out of the juices, or pour the juices over the noodles as well. Let it stand for a few minutes to cool off and it’s ready to serve to your family. It feels and tastes like a real oriental meal without to much trouble.
You can also add other items such as pineapple chunks or boiled eggs on the side. To save on time, just boil the eggs along with the noodles. You could add broccoli or sliced carrots instead of peas. You could even add sesame seeds to the chicken and vegetables for some extra flavor.