I found the recipe for Barley Vegetable Soup at Vicki’s blog: Vegetarian Family. It was delicious and very filling. I made the pearl barley in my rice cooker before adding it to the soup. The only thing I did differently was I added more celery and only used 6 oz. of tomato paste. I really enjoy finding out about recipes from other bloggers, be it their own creation or just letting people know which cookbook the recipe is in.
Now on to Rob’s pumpkin carving. I think he did a great job. The pumpkin looks really good in person all lit up. The pattern is from the Pumpkin Masters pumpkin carving kit. The detail on each pumpkin face took the most time. While he carved his pumpkin, I roasted the pumpkin seeds. We’ve been getting about a full cookie sheet of seeds from each pumpkin!! The slightly blurred photo is my fault.
I’m not sure what pumpkin pattern I’m going to carve this week. I am looking forward to more pumpkin seeds though. Freshly roasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite snacks. Still haven’t tried any new pumpkin seed recipes but probably will do that in the near future.
Hope everyone has a wonderful day 😀