It’s no surprise that theme for today’s Friday Five link up hosted by Eat Pray Run DC, Mar on the Run and You Signed Up for What?! is all about Halloween. When I was a kid, I loved Halloween because I loved Halloween candy, but these days there are other things that make Halloween a favorite holiday.
1. Trick-or-Treating. No, I don’t go trick-or-treating anymore, but I do enjoy having little trick-or-treaters come to my door. (I don’t even mind the older kids as long as they have some sort of costume.) I just love the sense of community and simple pleasure of kids roaming the neighborhood collecting horrifying amounts of candy.
2. Carving Pumpkins. I suck at pumpkin carving and I’m not patient enough to follow those fancy patterns, but I still enjoy carving a pumpkin. Here’s my creation from last year.
3. Roasting Pumpkin Seeds. I always have loved roasted pumpkin seeds, but now that I know they are such nutritional powerhouses, I love them even more. They are packed with a variety of phytonutrients, minerals including iron and magnesium, and 10 g protein per serving. If you are roasting your own from your carved pumpkin, this article suggests roasting at 160-170F for no more than 20 minutes.
4. Listening to Monster Mash.
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What is your favorite thing about Halloween?