Before Christmas my brother, Matty, hosted for the second year, Cousins Dinner, at his apartment in Chinatown NY. It’s a dinner all of the Wong cousins get together with their significant others and eat Chinese food and drink from my brother’s collection of expensive stuff. This year we decided to order in because schedules were crazy and we would all be arriving at different times. My Grouchy Husband and I flew in that afternoon from New Orleans so we were going to be late for the party. The nice thing about ordering in is we can order our favorite things from our favorite places.
Lobster, peking pork chop, chow fun, fish, duck, Chinese vegetables were from Yee Li. The dumplings were from Green Bo.
Cousins dinner is our time to catch up with one another and have great conversation.
We also do a lot of laughing.
For dessert we had a chocolate cake from A Voce.
There was one accident that evening. My Grouchy Husband, the only one not drinking, opened up the last bottled of champagne, and the cork ricocheted on the wall and hit the champagne glass behind him.
Silly cousin Karyn wanted to take action photos.
We drank lots of great champagne all evening.
Cousin David’s girlfriend, Alethia, worked all day so she fell asleep on the couch for a little bit. Cousin David was very sympathetic.
We decided to take a group photo and discussed what we wanted to do.
We decided to start off more traditional.
Then it started to get a little silly.
A little sillier.
A lot sillier.
Then just crazy.
Mama who loves here crazy cousins,