Fall at Silverock Cove is one of the best seasons to savor the Smith Lake life. If you’re headed to Silverock this week or this or weekend, why not stop at a farmer’s market on the way and grab a few pumpkins. Southern Living has a ton of creative carving ideas (31 to be exact). And when you’re content with your creation, roast the seeds and enjoy them with a cold one while you take in the breathtaking view.
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Rinse pumpkin seeds under cold water and pick out the pulp and strings. (This is easiest just after you’ve removed the seeds from the pumpkin, before the pulp has dried.)
Place the pumpkin seeds in a single layer on an oiled baking sheet, stirring to coat. If you prefer, omit the oil and coat with non-stick cooking spray.
Sprinkle with salt and bake at 325 degrees F until toasted, about 25 minutes, checking and stirring after 10 minutes.
Let cool and store in an air-tight container.