The aid meant “the difference between vegetable soup with macaroni thrown in and a real dinner,” Becky said.
The rain pretty much passed the party over and guests dined on macaroni and cheese, spare ribs, and chocolate bread pudding.
They would soak bags of macaroni to make dough, roll it out and create dumplings, which they sold with a side of lo mein.
Especially when cheesy is the primary feature of a dinner, as in macaroni and cheese.
By the Middle Ages, the trade in macaroni and vermicelli was already well established.
Their midday dinner begins with either soup or macaroni (minestra or minestra ascuitta).
Serve in a hot dish, with a border of boiled rice or macaroni.
The man is not dressed as a rider, but is wearing the costume in the picture—i.e. that of a macaroni!
Put a layer of macaroni in the bottom of a greased pie-dish.
It was not, however, ventured on; and the nondescript animal was still confined to the windows of “the macaroni print shops.”
"tube-shaped food made of dried wheaten paste" [Klein], 1590s, from southern Italian dialectal maccaroni (Italian maccheroni), plural of maccarone, name for a kind of pasty food, possibly from maccare "bruise, batter, crush," of unknown origin, or from late Greek makaria "food made from barley."
Used after c.1764 to mean "fop, dandy" (e.g. "Yankee Doodle") because it was an exotic dish at a time when certain young men who had traveled the continent were affecting French and Italian fashions and accents. There is said to have been a Macaroni Club in Britain, which was the immediate source of the term.
[macaroni, ''an Italian,'' is found by 1845]