Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Scatter Sunshine

So my Father in law has a garden, cause people here in Utah have gardens...and so the other day he handed me this:

Well what the heck is this? It's a dried up dead sunflower. Okay, um, thanks. So what should I be doing with this?
Look closer and you see the thousands of sunflower seeds. What?! Sunflowers actually are where sunflower seeds came from?! Well DUH Elizabeth. So I had a life lesson learned there cause I am not always the brightest bulb in the package and never actually thought about the fact that sunflower seeds actually DO come from a sunflower. So we gutted this bad boy...
Threw 'em on a cookie sheet and baked at 275 for about 7 mins...and the the final result is pretty bland sunflower seeds.

I am sure there are some ways I could have seasoned them and snazzied them up...but let me just tell you, it takes FOREVER to take all the seeds out and so, let's just say it is so NOT worth it! Sunflower seeds cost a piddlin amount, so yeah, it was a fun experience, but one we are not going to do again.
On a more exciting note...I am going to lunch tomorrow with my two favorite nurses of Keatons!! YAY!! And of course, Keaton is coming too and is super excited, I can totally tell! ;)


Christy said...

Next year when he gives you another one, or your boys convince you to plant some of your own . . .

First let the head dry out for a few weeks. The seeds will come out really easily. Then soak them in salt water before cooking them.

YUM! And maybe more worth it?

For the record, we grew TONS 2 years ago, and I didn't do it the right way. Lots went moldy because I dried them incorrectly (all stacked on each other in a box). And the ones that were good sat in my cupboards so long without me cooking them that I ended up throwing them away. But it was fun!

beckaboots said...

Sounds like a learning experience. That's always nice.
I hope you have fun at your lunch tomorrow! :)