Thankfully, the fine folks at Guiness have realized the same thing. They've started an online petition to make St. Patrick's Day an official holiday in the United States. They hope to present congress with one million signatures by midnight on March 16th. I'm all for this idea because the last few years, I haven't braved the crowds to celebrate the holiday. If I could celebrate at any time during the day, then that would be perfect.
Wait, what? Are you serious? Guiness mixed with Jamison and Bailey's Irish cream isn't a health food? Well, thankfully there are some low carb St. Patrick's Day dishes. Both the pub salad and cheese tart sound great and the Irish coffee will help you stay hip while everyone else is drinking their pints.