I did it – I’ve been saying every Halloween for years that I’m going to roast the pumpkin seeds and this year I finally did it.
It is indeed ridiculous easy.
Step 1 – find a small child who believes that taking the slimey guts out of a pumpkin is a fun task (check!)
Step 2 – de-slime the seeds and let them dry a bit
Step 3 – search the interwebs for instructions on how to roast the seeds that have been de-slimed. I found this page pretty quick and liked it – http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2011/10/21/how-to-roast-pumpkin-seeds-plus/ for more grown up favors you might want to try these http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/001524.html
Step 4 – follow the instructions for roasting. They aren’t tough. After rinsing the slimy stuff off – you need some time, a few baking sheets, a little bit of olive oil and some seasonings if you so desire.
All in all about an hour (mostly non-work) and I can check that off the Halloween mommy-to-do list.