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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow, March 17th!

Here's a little bit of info on this special holiday
  • St. Patrick is most commonly known as the patron saint of Ireland
  • The original color of St. Patrick's Day was blue. It was later changed to green because of the shamrock, which St. Patrick used to teach people about the holy trinity (God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit).
  • At one point in history, the Irish believed that wearing green was very unlucky. If you wore green fairies would capture you and take you away.
  • The Irish traditionally had lamb and root vegetables, not corned beef. I also heard they ate Irish bacon.
  • Corn beef was most likely created in Manhattan in the 1800s. It's believed that the Irish took the idea of corn beef from the Jewish brisket.
  • Corn beef has nothing to do with corn at all. It got it's name from the large pieces of salt used to cure the meat.
American's really love St. Patrick's Day. The picture below is proof.


They dyed the water in the fountain green for last St. Patrick's Day (2009).

Weight Watchers Info

Corn beef is 6 points for 3oz of meat
Cabbage is a freebie, but it will probably make you gassy
I think that carrots are free too!

Green beer is definitely not a freebie, but I suggest you food color Bud Select 55. It's only 1 point for a 12oz bottle! And it almost tastes like Bud light, which is 2 points.

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