Today is Macaroni Day. (It’s also Chocolate Day, but then every day is . . .).
Macaroni is one of the Ultimate Comfort Foods, probably because so many of our mothers shoved it in front of us as kids. One of the first meals I had out of the hospital was macaroni and cheese because I needed a food hug. I have since concentrated on Caesar salads and broiled chicken, but mac and cheese is always waiting in the background, a blast from the past and comfort for the future. And that’s before we get to Johnny Marzetti from the school cafeteria and any number of slumgullions made with whatever’s in the house at the time. And now that they have high fiber pasta, well, why wouldn’t you get a spoon and start to scoop?