Five Things: Horror Movies + My Recipe For Easy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

ACS_1211To me, one of the best parts about Halloween is getting to binge watch horror movies all month. Not that you can’t watch them all year long, but it just seems like more fun in October. Tis the season I guess.

Here are a few of my old favorites along with some new…

  1. Halloween, 1978 – This is a must watch every year. There’s nothing like the original.
  2. Straight-Jacket, 1964 – If you have never had the pleasure of watching this movie, and you appreciate Joan Crawford, you need to see it right now.
  3. Dracula┬á(Horror of Dracula), 1958 – Any Dracula movie with Christopher Lee is a must for me, but this is my favorite.
  4. Blood and Black Lace, 1964 – I just rewatched this after not having seen it for a really long time. It is cheesy and good all at once.
  5. The Three Mothers Trilogy – The series consists of Suspiria (1977), Inferno (1980), and Mother of Tears (2007). Having recently found out that Suspiria was part of a trilogy, Shea and I had to rewatch it – followed by the second movie Inferno. We are going to finish up with the third movie this weekend. I’m very excited.

Now onto the snacks!

ACS_1210Our go to movie snack is usually popcorn, but I like to go all out with snacks during this festive time of year. Roasted pumpkin seeds, popcorn, candy (of course), pretzels, cheez-its (according to Shea we need cheez-its when we watch the really cheesy movies ­čśé), the list goes on and on.

There’s no need to wait until you carve your pumpkins to roast up some pumpkin seeds! I just buy a bag of raw pumpkin seeds and season them up according to what I feel like tasting that night. Last weekend I used garam masala and a little paprika, they were really tasty. Here’s what to do…

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl mix up…

  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp garam masala (depending on your taste preference)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Pour seeds onto the lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Stir and bake 10-12 minutes more. Once I take them out of the oven I let them cool on the sheet for about five minutes before I put them in a serving bowl.

You can do this with whatever seasoning you want, really. Another favorite is cinnamon, nutmeg, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Yum!

Happy Friday everyone!

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