Pumpkins are abundant in the autumn in the St. Paul, Minneosota area. These pumpkins are great for carving or making into treats like pie. The seeds that are taken from them can be roasted and enjoyed right away to stored for eating later.
After you have taken the seeds out of the pumpkin you should wash them to get all the gooey stuff off of them. Then put the seeds into salt water and let them soak for at least an hour.
After the seeds have soaked awhile pour them through a sieve to get the water seperated from the seeds. Try to get the seeds and dry as you can and then spread them out on a flat sheet like a cookie pan. If you wish you can sprinkle a seasoning of your choice like garlic on the seeds after they have been spread out.
Place the seeds into an oven and cook them at 400 degrees for about ten minutes. You may need to bake them longer depending on how many seeds you have. Check them often until they are lightly browned. Then take them out of the oven and let them cool.
You can eat them right away or store them in an air tight container to eat later.