This year my brother hosted Cousins Dinner on New Year’s Eve. My cousins don’t all live close so I very much look forward to this time with them eating comfort food and drinking champagne.
I brought a crudités plate and cut heaping piles of vegetables to help counter-balance the fried chicken for dinner. I also brought Cheetos because it is our party food must-have.
We all had a champagne bottle (or two) of our own to drink.
The night starts out with lots of time catching up. My cousin Karyn (on the left) came in for the holidays from California. My cousin Cheryl (on the other side of me) dyed the bottom of her hair purple. So cool.
My cousin James is on the left. We called him James-y growing up and now we call him J-Poo.
My cousin Karyn is a newlywed and this is her husband Josh.
This is my cousin Artie and his girlfriend Nadya. She lives in Russia.
Nadya made a Russian salad for our dinner.
This is Grouchy Husband. He thinks my cousins are crazy but wouldn’t think of missing Cousins Dinner.
Dinner is A LOT of eating and drinking.
Lots of story-telling.
Lots and lots of laughing.
And more laughing.
Then things start to get silly.
And our pictures get a little off balance.
Then things get a little crazier.
Happy New Year from the Wong Cousins + Sami on FaceTime!
Cheers to family, health, and fun,
The Dumpling Mama xo