Make ye a Tresure Chest

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Print, cut, and glue yer own pirate treasure chest

Click here fer yer own Printable Treasure Chest

Pirate Brownies

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Your little ones are sure to dig into these bite-size treasures!

Prep time: 15 min.
Baking time: 30-35 min.
Decoration time: 25 min.
Difficulty: Easy
What you’ll need:
1 bag SNICKERS® Brand FUN SIZE® Bars, unwrapped and chopped
1 bag M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween
1 22.5-oz. box brownie mix
1 16-oz. can dark chocolate fudge frosting
1 cup vanilla frosting
Re-sealable plastic bag
1 9 x 13-inch pan(s)
Aluminum foil
Waxed paper

What to do:

Prepare brownies according to the package instructions (for cake brownies).
Fold in the chopped SNICKERS® Brand FUN SIZE® Bars, before transferring the batter to a foil-lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan.
Bake according to the package directions. To check if ready, insert a toothpick 2 inches from the edge of the pan. If it comes out clean, the brownies are ready.
Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.
Remove the brownie from the pan by loosening it from the sides, and then lift it out of the pan and place on a flat surface.
Spread the top of the brownie with the chocolate fudge frosting. Cut into 2-inch squares (4 lines x 6 lines).
Put vanilla frosting into a re-sealable plastic bag and snip a hole in the corner. Using the picture as a guide, make a skull shape on top of each brownie, by squeezing a large circle of frosting above a smaller circle of frosting, and then piping two crossed bones in front of each skull. Use M&M’S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies for Halloween for the eyes and mouth. Transfer the brownies from the foil to a platter or waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
Makes 24 brownies.

Talk Like a Pirate

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Now if you choose to dress up like a pirate here is some pirate lingo to help you sound like a pirate.

  • Ahoy! – “Hello!”
  • And ye may lay to that! – “You betcha!”
  • Arrr! – This is often confused with “arrrrgh,” which is, of course, the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin.
  • “Arrrr!”, like “Aloha,” means variously, “yes,” “I agree,” “I’m happy,” “I’m enjoying this beer,” “My team is going to win it all,” “I saw that television show, it sucked!” and “That was a clever remark you or I just made.” And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!
  • Avast! – derived from “hold fast”. Stop and give attention. This word, like many pirate words, has multiple meanings, so it can also can be used in place of, “Whoa! Get a load of that!” “Check it out” or “No way!” or “Get off!”
  • Aye aye! – “I understand what you said and I will carry out your order!”
  • Be – “Am, is, are.” As in “I (or Me) be goin’ t’ get more grog, he be goin’ t’ get more grog, and they be goin’ t’ get more grog.” This will also avoid confusion between “are” and “arrr” or “arrgh.”
  • Belay – To immediately cease or stop. Usually used in a disgusted context such as “Belay that landlubber talk!!”
  • Booty – Anything of value a pirate can plunder.
  • Colors – See also, “Hoist the Colors!” The Pirate flag, with many variations. Designed to strike terror into your opponent, many times they would not even fight back, immediately surrendering.
  • Davy Jones’ Locker – Where the souls of drowned pirates go.
  • Grog – An alcoholic drink
  • Hoist the Colors! – To raise the Pirate flag before attacking. Also a rallying cry for Pirates before they go into battle.
  • Hearties or Matey – Shipmates or friends.
  • Lass – A name for a woman, usually more polite and romantic.
  • Lubber – (or land lubber) Where a lubber is a poor seaman, a land lubber is an exceptionally ignorant seaman. [1] In a room where everyone is talking like pirates, lubber is always an insult.
  • Motherload – refers to when the largest amount of booty is successfully located.
  • Savvy – Ok or understand. As in, “Savvy?” meaning “Do you understand”
  • Scurvy – Well, of course, it’s an awful affliction that used to bedevil buccaneers in days gone by; that’s one reason there was lime juice added to the rum in the water, making grog. So calling someone a “scurvy bilge rat” is even worse than calling him a “bilge rat.”
  • Shiver me timbers! – Pirate for “Well, I’ll be” or “Is that so?”. Originating from when a cannon ball hits a ship and the planking shatters into splinters.

Halloween Pirate Costumes

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Halloween is a time when many pirates come out and go to home to raid the neighbors of treats. Here are some ideas to make your own costume.

  • Pants: Cut off in a torn, zigzag or jagged fashion pants that are brown, blue, black or striped.
  • Shirt: A white or cream pheasant or dress shirt. A Black, red or white t-shirt that has been Cut in a zigzag fashion
  • Vest: Find a vest or an old coat, shirt or sweater and rip off the sleeves.
  • Sash: Find a scarf or cut up a long pieces of fabric to tie around your waist.
  • Head cover: Tie a handkerchief around your head
  • Eye patch: Paint one on by buying face paint at the store.
    Cut out black fabric and tie black elastic or cord to it.
  • Beard and Mustache: Paint on or draw with eyeliner
  • Costume Jewelry: Mardi Gras beads work well
  • Black or brown boot or shoes
  • A sword and/or hook

Pumpkin Days & Fall Maze ~ October – November 2008

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Make this fall season unforgettable, come on over to Tolmachoff Farms and experience the ultimate holiday outing where there is something for the whole family: Great big pumpkin patch, 6 acre family corn maze with a tractor theme (search for pieces of your map as you walk through), haunted corn maze (dare to enter), mini corn maze (perfect for little ones), petting zoo, train ride, hay pyramid, farm theme activities (corn grinder-grind corn to feed chickens), play area (duck race, corn box, trike bikes) and much more.

The Buccaneer Birthdays Crew will be there painting faces and making balloon swords on the weekends.

$7.00 each ages 2 & up

Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesdays – Thursdays: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sundays: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
November – Closed Mondays
Corn maze and pumpkin patch will close November 23rd, 2008

Tolmachoff Farms
5726 N. 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85303