March 17th (this coming Monday) is traditionally the day when everyone digs deep and finds their inner Irish.
Some cities offer St. Patrick’s Day parades, the Chicago River runs green for several hours and even the fountain in front of the White House flows green.
Leprechauns guard their pots of gold and if you are lucky enough to catch one, he must grant you a wish. Of course, shamrocks abound.
If a Leprechaun happens to see you on St. Patrick’s Day he WILL pinch. So prepare yourself and wear something green – why you ask – legend has it that wearing green makes one virtually invisible to Leprechauns. Good to know!
Of course, as with any other holiday or festivity it is also an excuse to eat and drink. Green beer is on tap at pubs and bars, Irish stew, potato salad and soda bread is a common choice on menu selections. Lucky Charms anyone? There are a few things you can make to celebrate and still stay on a healthy eating plan.
These are some pretty self-explanatory examples. No recipe required!
And what about tomorrow? March 15th?