I noticed decorated matzah filling up my Instagram feed yesterday afternoon. I clicked on the hashtag to see what #MatzahChallenge was about. Soon after, I found myself on the UJA Federation of New York’s website. The mission of the challenge was clear:
- Create a tasty matzah treat.
- Snap a photo.
- Post it on social media using the #MatzahChallenge hashtag.
- An anonymous donor would donate $18 to UJA for every #MatzahChallenge photo on social media.
Easy enough, right?
So, Ari and I reprised the matzah monsters we made (with Isabelle) over the weekend. (Click here to read Rebekah Lowin’s original post and check out the recipe for her Matzah Monster treats.) While I learned a few things about working with candy melts and melted chocolate since making the first batch of matzah monsters over the weekend, I also learned that perfect monster eyeballs were out of the question when working with my children. I threw out the idea of perfection and just enjoyed working with Ari to create a tasty matzah snack for a good cause. Here’s how they came out:
21 thoughts on “Matzah Monsters and the #MatzahChallenge – #SOL21”
Throwing out the idea of perfection to enjoy working with your child is the perfect thing to do. Fine slice.
I think it’s the only way we can keep our sanity! 😉
Haha… so much for perfection… that was supposed to say FUN slice!
Oh, I want to munch on one of those Matzoh monsters! How adorable. What a joyful project! Stacey, thank you and all the TWT team for this extraordinary month of blogging!
Thanks for reaching out, Maureen. It’s been a wonderful month that I think so many of us needed after a year of being disconnected due to the pandemic.
What a great idea!! We’ll be joining the fun, I’m sure. Thank you….for everything!
Thanks for being part of the community, Amy! Hope you’re having a zissen Pesach!
Perfection is so overrated. If we expected perfection every time we do something, some of us (me) would do nothing. Spending time with your children – now that is perfection.
Very true, Bob!
This is such a light-hearted and fun slice to round out your month!! So much joy- heavy-handed with icing or not! Some days, too much icing is necessary.
So glad to have connected!! Xx
Me too, Nawal! Safe travels to see your aunt.
They look amazing! What a fun afternoon project. We can’t buy Matzah here. Maybe we’ll try graham cracker Monsters.
They literally give it away in the supermarkets in NJ. What a difference!
Those are adorable – and the “imperfect” eye kind of make it better, in my opinion.
Despite their flaws, they taste delicious!
What a great challenge and your monsters look perfect in their own right. Thanks again for hosting this writing blog for us all!
Spending time working alongside him was perfection. 🙂
Thanks for joining in the SOLSC and for being such an active commenter!
These Matzah Monsters are precious! Seriously! I just so happen to have a container of “monster sprinkles” in my cabinet – random eyeballs and other festive creepy things, as you never know when such will be needed.
Thank you again – you and the team – for the incredible gift of this Challenge.
Thank YOU for being an incredible part of the community, Fran.
Stacey, I am returning today to read some more slices. This pandemic has made it harder for me to focus on a screen for long periods of time so I sadly did not read as much as I have in years past and many of my comments, like this one is a day late. Of well. Please let Ari know that his monsters are so unique. I especially like how they each monster has a different number of eyes, making them seem both scary and funny in my opinion.
Your post reminds me of what I celebrated doing this March – making my blog posts more interactive by adding hyperlinks and photos. I am forever grateful that 8 years ago I discovered your amazing blog and gave the challenge a try. So glad I kept at it. In Arlington VA, I’m hosting a SLICER CELEBRATION on April 11th in the park down from my house and invited a dozen slicers. I told all to wear orange and be ready to share a line from their favorite slice written this March. Look what you inspire! You are a force Stacey! Thanks for including me in this writing community. Your writing friend, Sally
Oh, I’m thrilled that you’ll be having a Slicer Celebration on 4/11, Sally. That makes my heart happy. I hope you’ll tweet out a photo!