We still went with most of our plans while the girls slept in another bedroom. I made a cinnamon bread and then when that was done put a frozen quiche in the oven to cook. Meanwhile we watched the Macy's parade and then the dog show. It was nice to do this without having to worry about getting somewhere.
We had a 4 PM reservation for dinner at the nearby Forepaugh's Restaurant. I was glad we didn't have far to go because we had received the first spit of snow. We had only about 2 miles to drive on city streets and didn't have to go out on the freeway with all of those trying to remember how to drive on a slick road at 60 mph!
The restaurant is located in a old house in what is called the Irvine Park area. This area just west of downtown Saint Paul was the location of the first homes built by those who became wealthy in the first years of Saint Paul settlement.
We were early for our reservation and were asked to wait in the parlor.
Soon we were seated at table for two on the second floor of the restaurant. After the arthritis problems I've had all year, one thing I could feel thankful for is the ability to walk up a flight of stairs. he first course
The menu for this meal was on Forepaugh's web page but I couldn't quite imagine what a green bean and cranberry salad would be.
The second course was soup. I chose the cauliflower and my daughter chose the butternut squash soup.
Then menu seemed to indicate the next course was turkey or ham. We both asked for turkey, but when we received our plates, we got both.
Our dessert was just fine.
It was a small pumpkin bar with cinnamon whipped cream and pecans on top. Just the right size after a big meal.
We didn't indulge in any beverages other than coffee and water. I truly try not to drink and drive even if the drive is only 2 miles!