zokos

so i don’t know if any of you are aware of zokos.com, but it’s basically kickstarter only for party planning

and it happens that the 5 guys who founded it are staying at my house this weekend because my mom rents out rooms

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oh god i’m going to start shipping them aren’t i shit shit shit oh god i’ll probably create some sort of mark/wardo scenario and one of them will probably get the divorce child!dustin label and oh shit shtis htist histhsit shtisthisth

We had a dinner party last night. Twelve matzo balls, two batches of kugel, three six packs of shock top, thirty blintzes, a matzo ball crisis, a huge bowl of cucumber salad, two hours of hookah, and one impromptu reenactment of toddlers and tiaras later, we had successfully pulled off our first dinner party outside of Robyn’s tiny on campus apartment. 

Putting together a dinner party is an all day thing week long process but it’s totally worth it especially if you split up the work. Bare with me for a second while I shamelessly plug the company I intern with, I have a good reason. To invite all of our guests we used Zokos, an awesome website that makes putting together a dinner party way easier by splitting the cost with the guest, which in turn makes it easier to confirm attendees and buy better stuff. I set the chip in price at 7 dollars which wasn’t a huge financial burden for anyone which meant we didn’t have to buy shitty off brand products. Basically we bought all of this food and didn’t pay anything for it which was awesome because we are both broke. If you are interested check out some of our blog posts on throwing a dinner party on the cheap and cooking by committee.

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Robyn had to monitor the sound lab in the afternoon so I started cooking after she left around 4 in her tiny ass 90 degree kitchen with no ventilation for 3 hours.

Lax/Simms Family Chicken Soup Recipe:

  • 3 boxes of chicken broth
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 package of chicken breast
  • 1 package of carrots
  • 1 package of celery
  • 1 onion
  • Everything in your spice cabinet

Prep:
Slice up everything and slow cook it in a huge pot for 4 hours. Somehow it came out delicious.

Sweet Dairy Noodle Kugle (Taken from Giora Shimoni)

  • 16 ounces (400 gm) broad egg noodles
  • 4 Tbsp. (50 gm) butter, melted
  • 1 pound (500 gm) cottage cheese
  • 1 pound (500 gm) sour cream or Israeli white cheese
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cup crushed cornflakes
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼-½ cup sugar

Prep 1. Cook noodles in boiling water according to package direction. Drain and rinse with cold water.


2. In a large bowl, mix the noodles with the melted butter, cheeses, eggs, sugar and vanilla. 
3. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. 
4. In a separate bowl, mix the cornflakes, cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle the cornflake mixture on top of the noodle mixture.  5. Bake at 350°F (180°C) for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is brown.

The party itself was fantastic. We wound up eating outside so we set an extra place to whomever wanted to join us that was passing by (plenty of people actually did stop by  and grabbed a plate of food or a beer) Sorry the pictures are shitty
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Stay tuned for the next installment of this dinner party when we move to Brooklyn this summer.

Christopher is notorious among friends for throwing parties where guests recreate entire scenes from MGM musicals or perform Noel Coward numbers in tails. He has lived in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery, studied voice at Vienna’s Schubert Conservatory and dance at Juilliard, and performed in a circus. But on most days he just wants a pint and a chat.

OMFG WHAT WHO EVEN IS THIS PERSON HE IS GOING TO BE STAYING IN MY HOUSE OMFDLJFHK BEST PERSON AND I HAVEN’T EVEN MET HIM?????