Tanti Auguri, Ignazio! October 4, 2018

Yes, once again, the Detroit Il Volo gals, celebrated Ignazio’s birthday!  It was a smaller gathering, just 7 of us, but we still had lots of fun!

Again, the day was threatened by rain and storms, but when the time arrived for the party to begin, the skies cleared and it was beautiful.  One of our last warmer 1-igna decweekends for the year, actually!

We did not grill outside, but had homemade lasagna, green bean casserole, tomato and basil salad, lots of appetizers and of course lots of wine and 2 special bottles of 1-igna foodNero d’avola from Sicily!

No games were played, but we did have some fun hanging Ignazio over the fireplace… the old joke comes to mind – “how many does it take to hang a canvas over a fireplace?”  A video was taken of this even and I 1-igna 2think it’s somewhere on Facebook, but I’m not sure where!  🙂

And of course, we had cake!  Chocolate with chocolate filling.  Always so good!  :)1-igna cake

Alas, that is all for the parties for this year – we always save the favorite one for last!  Happy 24th, dear friend! Haha!

Next year, will be Gian’s – maybe he’ll be spending it in New York?  We can only hope!




11 thoughts on “Tanti Auguri, Ignazio! October 4, 2018”

  1. Jana, youall really know how to party! Wish Detroit wasn’t so far! And CHOCOLATE CAKE? My favorite! Thanks for sharing your fun!

  2. Glad your group is still partying. I hope the boys get back to the USA and give everyone a boost to celebrate.

  3. So sorry I had to cancel. I said i was very sick, ended up in hospital for 2 days so be glad i wasnt there. Sounds like a delightful time.

  4. Just learned this about the German Chocolate cake
    German chocolate cake, originally German’s chocolate cake, is a layered chocolate cake from the United States filled and topped with a coconut-pecan frosting. It owes its name to an English-American chocolate maker named Samuel German, who developed a formulation of dark baking chocolate that came to be used in the cake recipe. Sweet baking chocolate is traditionally used for the chocolate flavor in the actual cake, but few recipes call for it today. The filling and/or topping is a custard made with egg yolks and evaporated milk; once the custard is cooked, coconut and pecans are stirred in. Occasionally, a chocolate frosting is spread on the sides of the cake and piped around the circumference of the layers to hold in the filling. Maraschino cherries are occasionally added as a garnish.

  5. Jana what a great party, I missed your post, this year is the last birthday party.
    It’s really a beautiful idea, I have no idea that this is also done here in Italy.
    Congratulations to Il Volo gals in Detroit.

    1. I know, I think we may be one of the few that do this, but certainly a good reason for wine and a party! 🙂

  6. Has anyone heard if the Il Volo boys are going to be performing in the States this year? Do they have a website I would like to ask them if they will come back to Canada.

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